Sen. Barbara Boxer

Senator from California, Democrat

Boxer, a Democrat, has been a senator from California since Jan 5, 1993 (next election in 2016).

She was previously the representative for California's 6th congressional district (1983-1992).

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2015 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 (18%) International Affairs (15%) Health (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Education (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1993 to Feb 2016, Boxer missed 321 of 7,738 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% 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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