Continuously fights to ensure access to health care, most recently by voting for health care reform
A strong supporter of the Employee Free Choice Act, which would allow workers, not employers, to choose the method of organizing a union
Opposed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley bill that deregulated the banking industry and helped lead to the banking crisis
Is a leader in the effort to raise the minimum wage
Why We Like Her: Barbara Boxer has been a strong advocate for progressive values her entire career. She has a long history of working to provide access to quality health care by authoring a bill to combat HMO abuses and voting for health care reform. Barbara has fought to increase jobs here at home by coauthoring the Invest in the U.S.A. Act to encourage companies to bring overseas profits back to the United States to create more jobs.
Barbara Boxer, a graduate from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in economics, began her career in public service in local government, serving six years as a member of the Marin County Board of Supervisors, including becoming the first woman to be elected by her peers as Chair of the Board.
First elected to the Senate in 1992, Barbara has been tireless in her efforts to improve life for all. She has written laws protecting drinking water standards, opposed bank deregulation and always supported healthcare reform
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