Sen. Barbara Boxer [D]

Senator from California

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1993-2016 Senator California
1983-1992 Representative California's 6th District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Boxer has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Boxer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Barbara Boxer sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boxer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) International Affairs (15%) Health (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Education (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Boxer’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Feb 1993 to Nov 2015, Boxer missed 309 of 7,685 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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