Read our 2016 Report Card for Boxer.
Boxer is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2016 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Boxer sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 10, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Boxer was the primary sponsor of 41 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2487 (114th): Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act
- S. 1983 (114th): Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act
- S. 1761 (114th): A bill to take certain Federal land located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, and for other purposes.
- S. 1822 (114th): A bill to take certain Federal land located in Tuolumne County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and for other …
- S. 2673 (113th): United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014
- S. 330 (113th): HIV Organ Policy Equity Act
- S. 59 (113th): Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act
Does 41 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Boxer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Health (15%) Environmental Protection (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Education (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Boxer recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 3514 (114th): Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act
- S. 3498 (114th): A bill to ensure that the Secretary of the Army obtains consent …
- S.J.Res. 41 (114th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United …
- S. 3427 (114th): Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016
- S.Res. 578 (114th): A resolution supporting Lights On Afterschool, a national celebration of afterschool programs …
- S. 3377 (114th): Enhancing Military and Police Operations through Women’s Engagement and Recruitment Act of …
- S. 3302 (114th): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emergency Response Act of 2016
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Feb 1993 to Dec 2016, Boxer missed 344 of 7,878 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills