Essay about Barbara Boxer

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Barbara Boxer, born Barbara Levy Boxer, is currently a Democratic U.S. Senator from California. She was first elected to office in 1992. During her terms in office, Boxer has advocated environmental issues, health care, women's rights, public safety, and the economy. She has proven to be dedicated to the causes that she said she would fight for. She has voted against bills such as the Firearms Manufacturer Bill (which failed) and voted for the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (which passes). She had decided to retire in 2004, but changed her mind because she is so passionate about what she believes in. In September ‘04, Republican Bill Jones was Senator Boxer's "competition". In an article from The Sacramento Bee, Boxer…show more content…
But you can attribute Schwarzenegger's "popularity" to Gray Davis' unpopularity. And Schwarzenegger was already famous. Nobody knew who Jones was, but everyone knew who Barbara Boxer was. His loss was practically inevitable. After Senator Boxer's unsurprising re-election to Senate, one of her most noteworthy decisions was to urge Senate to keep the filibuster. A filibuster is something that the Senators use to postpone or delay actions from being made. Recently, the Republican Party wanted to do away with the filibuster so that the Democrats could not use it against their judges. In 1995, Senator Boxer voted to get rid of the filibuster and admitted she did so out of "frustration". The Senate came to an agreement that if the Democrats use filibuster free votes for Judges Priscilla Owen, Janice Brown, and Wilson Pryor, they can block the nominations on Judges Henry Saad and William Myers without the Republicans trying to do away with the filibuster again. Senator Barbara Boxer has followed through with her promises. She has voted for environmental issues, better health care, women's rights, public safety, and the economy. There are so many other politicians that make campaign promises and never follow through with them once they get into office. Senator Barbara Boxer isn't one of those politicians. With her in office, Californian can sleep happily knowing that we put someone in office that
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