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Senator Barbara Boxer (CA)

Current Office: U.S. Senate
Current District: Junior Seat
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Party: Democrat
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Abortion Issues
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2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2006.

2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association 100 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2005-2006.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2005.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2004.

2003-2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Democrats for Life of America 0 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee percent in 2003-2004.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2003.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2001-2002.

2001  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America r percent in 2001.

2001  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2001.

2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2000.

1999-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association 100 percent in 1999-2002.

1999-2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 1999-2000.

1999  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 1999.

1999  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 1999.

1999  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 1999.

1998  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 1998.

1997-1998  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 7 percent in 1997-1998.

1997  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 1997.

1997  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 8 percent in 1997.

1996-2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 1996-2003.

1996  On the votes that the NARAL Pro-Choice America considered to be the most important in 1996 , Senator Boxer voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time.

1996  On the votes that the National Right to Life Committee considered to be the most important in 1996, Senator Boxer voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

1995-2004  On the votes that the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association considered to be the most important in 1995-2004, Senator Boxer voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time.

1995-1998  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 1995-1998.

1993-1996  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 97 percent in 1993-1996.

Agriculture Issues
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2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Council of Agricultural Employers 66 percent in 2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Farm Bureau Federation 35 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Farmers Union 83 percent in 2005-2006.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Association of Wheat Growers 0 percent in 2005.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Council of Agricultural Employers 100 percent in 2005.

2003-2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Farmers Union 67 percent in 2003-2004.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Minnesota Farm Bureau 25 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Minnesota Farm Bureau 28 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Farmers Union 80 percent in 2001-2002.

2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Farm Bureau Federation 67 percent in 2000.

1999-2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Farmers Union 90 percent in 1999-2000.

1999  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Farm Bureau Federation 60 percent in 1999.

1998  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Farmers Union 90 percent in 1998.

1997  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Farmers Union 100 percent in 1997.

1996  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Farmers Union 87 percent in 1996.

1995-1996  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Farm Bureau Federation 37 percent in 1995-1996.

1995  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Farmers Union 70 percent in 1995.

1994  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Competitive Enterprise Institute - Agriculture 0 percent in 1994.

1994  On the votes that the National Farmers Union considered to be the most important in 1994 , Senator Boxer voted their preferred position 89 percent of the time.

1993-1994  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Farm Bureau Federation 0 percent in 1993-1994.

1993  On the votes that the National Farmers Union considered to be the most important in 1993 , Senator Boxer voted their preferred position 89 percent of the time.

1991-1992  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Farmers Organization 70 percent in 1991-1992.

Animal Rights and Wildlife Issues
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2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Fund for Animals 100 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the The Humane Society of the United States 100 percent in 2005-2006.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the The Humane Society of the United States 80 percent in 2005.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Humane Association 100 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 100 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Animal Protection Institute 100 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Doris Day Animal League 100 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Fund for Animals 100 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Society for Animal Protective Legislation 100 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the The Humane Society of the United States 100 percent in 2004.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Humane Association 100 percent in 2003.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 100 percent in 2003.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Animal Protection Institute 100 percent in 2003.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Doris Day Animal League 100 percent in 2003.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Fund for Animals 100 percent in 2003.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Society for Animal Protective Legislation 100 percent in 2003.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the The Humane Society of the United States 100 percent in 2003.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Humane Association 78 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 78 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Animal Protection Institute 78 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Doris Day Animal League 78 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Fund for Animals 78 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Society for Animal Protective Legislation 78 percent in 2001-2002.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the The Humane Society of the United States 78 percent in 2001-2002.

2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Society for Animal Protective Legislation 100 percent in 2000.

2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the The Humane Society of the United States 100 percent in 2000.

1999  On the votes that the The Humane Society of the United States considered to be the most important in 1999 , Senator Boxer voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time.

1995-1996  On the votes that the Fund for Animals considered to be the most important in 1995-1996, Senator Boxer voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time.

1995  On the votes that the The Humane Society of the United States considered to be the most important in 1995 , Senator Boxer voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time.

1993-1994  On the votes that the The Humane Society of the United States considered to be the most important in 1993-1994 , Senator Boxer voted their preferred position 80 percent of the time.

Arts and Humanities
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2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for the Arts percent in 2005.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Trust for Historic Preservation 100 percent in 2005.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Trust for Historic Preservation 100 percent in 2004.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Trust for Historic Preservation 80 percent in 2003.

2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for the Arts 100 percent in 2000.

Budget, Spending and Taxes
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2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2006.

2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the FreedomWorks 17 percent in 2006.

2006  According to the National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy calculations, in 2006 Senator Boxer voted more conservative on economic policy issues than 0 percent of the [HOUSE].

2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 11 percent in 2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Tax Limitation Committee 0 percent in 2005-2006.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2005.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the FreedomWorks percent in 2005.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 11 percent in 2005.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Shareholders Association 40 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 30 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 18 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Taxpayers for Common Sense 70 percent in 2004.

2003-2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the FreedomWorks 7 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Tax Limitation Committee 5 percent in 2003-2004.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Shareholders Association 9 percent in 2003.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform percent in 2003.

2003  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 16 percent in 2003.

2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2002.

2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 14 percent in 2002.

2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Taxpayers for Common Sense 45 percent in 2002.

2001-2002  On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the Concord Coalition attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2001-2002, the Concord Coalition gave Senator Boxer a rating of 31 percent.

2001-2002  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Tax Limitation Committee 0 percent in 2001-2002.

2001  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Shareholders Association 0 percent in 2001.

2001  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2001.

2001  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 6 percent in 2001.

2001  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Taxpayers for Common Sense 27 percent in 2001.

2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2000.

2000  On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the Concord Coalition attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2000, the Concord Coalition gave Senator Boxer a rating of 35 percent.

2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Taxpayers for Common Sense 65 percent in 2000.

1999-2000  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Tax Limitation Committee 3 percent in 1999-2000.

1999  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 1999.

1999  On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the Concord Coalition attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 1999, the Concord Coalition gave Senator Boxer a rating of 95 percent.

1999  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Taxpayers Union 10 percent in 1999.

1999  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Taxpayers for Common Sense 50 percent in 1999.

1998  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 10 percent in 1998.

1998  On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the Concord Coalition attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 1998, the Concord Coalition gave Senator Boxer a rating of 25 percent.

1998  According to the National Taxpayers Union, in 1998 Senator Boxer, on ALL votes dealing with spending, voted to reduce or not increase spending 14 percent of the time.

1998  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Taxpayers for Common Sense 36 percent in 1998.

1997-1998  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Tax Limitation Committee 0 percent in 1997-1998.

1997  On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the Concord Coalition attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 1997, the Concord Coalition gave Senator Boxer a rating of 38 percent.

1997  According to the National Taxpayers Union, in 1997 Senator Boxer, on ALL votes dealing with spending, voted to reduce or not increase spending 14 percent of the time.

1997  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Taxpayers for Common Sense 53 percent in 1997.

1996  On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the Concord Coalition attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 1996, the Concord Coalition gave Senator Boxer a rating of 40 percent.

1995-1996  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Tax Limitation Committee 7 percent in 1995-1996.

1995  On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the Concord Coalition attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 1995, the Concord Coalition gave Senator Boxer a rating of 40 percent.

1995  According to the National Taxpayers Union, in 1995 Senator Boxer , on ALL votes dealing with spending, voted to reduce or not increase spending 14 percent of the time.

1994  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget 5 percent in 1994.

1994  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation 0 percent in 1994.

1994  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending 15 percent in 1994.

1994  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes 0 percent in 1994.

1994  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Competitive Enterprise Institute - Totals 11 percent in 1994.

Business and Consumers
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2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee 0 percent in 2006.

2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Association of Government Contractors 100 percent in 2006.

2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association 59 percent in 2006.

2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 25 percent in 2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Forest and Paper Association 28 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Associated General Contractors of America 50 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the International Warehouse Logistics Association 25 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Association of Manufacturers 16 percent in 2005-2006. The following ratings indicate the degree that each elected official supported the interests of the organization in that year.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Electrical Contractors Association 33 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Federation of Independent Business percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Restaurant Association 25 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Retail Federation 0 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Small Business Association 12 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association 20 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Public Citizen's Congress Watch 92 percent in 2005-2006.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee 11 percent in 2005.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the International Sleep Products Association percent in 2005.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Maryland Business for Responsive Government 15 percent in 2005.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Federation of Independent Business 0 percent in 2005.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council 9 percent in 2005.

2005  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 24 percent in 2005.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association 53 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council 21 percent in 2004.

2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 56 percent in 2004.

2003-2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the American Forest and Paper Association 33 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Associated Builders & Contractors 10 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Associated General Contractors of America 57 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004  Senator Boxer supported the interests of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee 4 percent in 2003-2004.

2003-2004  Senator Box