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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Boxer for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Barbara Boxer sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boxer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (17%) Health (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Education (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Boxer’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Not Voting S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 636: America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
Apr 19, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Feb 1993 to Dec 2016, Boxer missed 344 of 7,870 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: