Barbara Boxer

Senate Committee on Enegry & Natural Resources

Boxer's Positions

Boxer won the 1992 election for the U.S. Senate. She previously held the record for the most popular votes in any U.S. Senate election in history, having received 6.96 million votes in her 2004 re-election, until her colleague, Dianne Feinstein, the senior Senator from California, surpassed that number in her 2012 re-election.[2] Boxer is the chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee and the chair of the Select Committee on Ethics, making her the only senator to preside over two committees simultaneously. She is also the Democratic Chief Deputy Whip.

She is currently fifteenth in seniority in the United States Senate.


  • Name: Barbara Boxer
  • Occupation: U.S. Representative
  • Birthdate: November 11, 1940 (Age: 73)
  • Education: Brooklyn College
  • Place Of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
  • Originally: Barbara Levy
  • Democrat
  • Served ten years in the House of Representatives before being elected Senator for the state of California.

Barbara's Main conserns

Protecting and Preserving Our Natural Heritage

  • Protecting Our Land as Wilderness
  • Protecting California’s Coast
  • Appropriations for Land Conservation
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Saving Our Oceans, Fisheries and Water Resources

  • Marine Sanctuaries
  • Pacific Salmon
  • Comprehensive Ocean Protection
  • Securing Funding for Clean Water

Fighting Global Warming

  • Leading Efforts to Address Global Warming
  • Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act
  • Making Federal Buildings More Energy Efficient
  • Advancing New Vehicle Technologies

Protecting Public Health

  • Protecting Children from Pesticides
  • Reducing Arsenic in Drinking Water
  • Cleaning Up Brownfields
  • Eliminating MTBE
  • Preventing Pesticide Testing on Humans
  • Ensuring Safe Drinking Water

Boxer on Keystone Pipeline

Senator Boxer: Holding the Line Against Keystone XL

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dear Friend:

Today on the Senate floor, I spoke out against an amendment supporting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as part of an energy bill now being considered by the Senate. To watch my speech, please click here.

I have consistently fought against efforts to hasten the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline permit because it would significantly increase dangerous carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change.


U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

Boxer on Keystone Pipeline

"You’d have to be asleep for the last 10-15 years to not believe that carbon pollution is dangerous to the planet," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said. "But when you listen to the debate I didn’t hear one person say carbon pollution is a problem. ... The Keystone pipeline will ship one of the dirtiest supplies of energy across the country."