Barbara Boxer

former United States Senator from California

Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and lobbyist who served in the United States Senate, representing California from 1993 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the U.S. representative for California's 6th congressional district from 1983 until 1993.

Barbara Boxer in 2011


  • There's so much revenue that comes in from a cap-and-trade system that you can really go to a person in a congressional district and get enough votes there by saying, ‘What do you need? What do you want?’
    • Americans for Prosperity.[1]
  • I've always said you that need to keep it on the table and you need to look at these things because now people are dying because of this administration. And, you know, that's what -- that's the truth. And they won't change course. They're ignoring the Congress. They keep signing -- these signing statements, which mean that he's decided not to enforce the law. This is as close as we've ever come to a dictatorship.
  • First, there are good people out there; they just don’t make so much of a racket. Second, if you don’t make waves, then the bad guys don’t get washed overboard. And third, nobody bothers to bad-mouth you unless they’re afraid of you. So think of it as kind of a compliment.
    • Barbara Boxer, in Blind Trust, a novel, Chronicle Books, San Francisco 2009, p. 30.[3]

Quotes about Boxer

  • I have to say that after chemotherapy, Barbara Boxer just isn't that scary anymore.
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