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Senator Barbara Boxer

Long Distance Government

Bill Couzens | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Senate bill S.697, legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, will create stumbling blocks for states that wish to protect their citizens and their families from harmful chemicals.

Younger California Democrats Will Jockey To Replace Barbara Boxer

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Boxer's decision not to seek re-election to a fifth term provides a rare opening for ambitious California Democrats w...

Sen. Boxer's Successors Should Follow Her Example: Rage for Justice

Jamie Court | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Jamie Court

The announcement by Sen. Boxer, a true champion of the underdog, that she will not run for the Senate in 2016 will likely make a lot of other state officials rethink how they do their jobs. It's a lot like the moves you make playing musical chairs to make sure the music doesn't run out without you getting a seat.

Nancy Pelosi Chokes Up Over News Of Barbara Boxer's Retirement

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was shocked and saddened when she learned that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will not be running for re-...

What the Ebola Virus and Sen. Barbara Boxer Can Teach Us About Health Care Systems

Saquib Rahim | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Now is the time for medical communities everywhere to examine existing processes critically, pursue thoughtful advances in how we deliver care, and promote a culture that engages staff in the improvement process. Taking care of patients is not only about the therapies we provide but also having the most effective care delivery systems possible. By that metric, American health care still has significant room to grow.

Nina Montée Karp to Receive Healthy Child Healthy World Lifetime Achievement Award

LuxEco Living | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief LuxEcoLiving co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Nina Montée Karp is the youngest person to receive ...

Samantha Lachman

Gabrielle Giffords: 'Strong Women Get Things Done'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY's List, an advocacy group dedicated to electing Democratic women to office, hosted an awards dinner Tuesday night where a distinct...

There Is No Quick-fix for California's Drought

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Despite recent rain, California is still in the midst of an historic drought. The past year has been the state's driest on record since 1895.

To Honor Veterans, Help Those Fighting the Invisible War

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We have the power this Veterans Day to use more than words but deeds to honor veterans. Our time of service begins with acknowledging that far too many service members past and present are fighting an invisible war from PTSD and military sexual assault.

Enough Is Enough: Congress Must Pay Its Bills

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

How much more pain and uncertainty do Americans have to endure before Congress decides that it should pay the bills it has racked up? Businesses and families must always pay their bills and so must Congress.

Senator Vitter's 'Chemical Safety' Bill

Alex Formuzis | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green
Alex Formuzis

It's imperative to maintain a focus on not only the failings of the existing federal law but also the pitfalls of adopting Vitter's bill in its place.

Reset the Clock on Cancer: Tell the Senate to Fix Our Chemical Laws

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

What would you do to prevent someone you love from getting breast cancer? To keep your sister, mother, daughter or son safe from this devastating disease that has touched millions of people?

Danielle Schlanger

20-Week Abortion Ban DOA In Senate, Dems Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

A group of Democratic Senators made clear on Wednesday that a House Republican bill prohibiting women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception ...

Will European Requirements for Labeling GMO Foods Survive New Trade Negotiations?

Michael Lipsky | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Michael Lipsky

There are strong reasons to believe that GMO crops are inconsistent with building long-term sustainable agriculture. Labeling would allow consumers to register their views on the environmental consequences of GMO foods in the marketplace.

Amanda Terkel

Tom Coburn Withdraws Gun Amendment On Water Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate rejected a pro-gun amendment that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) attempted to attach to a water resources bill on Wednesday, which...

WATCH: Boxer: Voting Commission Can't Substitute For Actually Fixing The Problem

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

President Barack Obama addressed the need for voting rights protection in Tuesday's State of the Union speech. Listening closely was U.S. Senator ...

WATCH: Leslie Knope Meets Her Senator Role Models

Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

When Leslie Knope goes to Washington, she'll be meeting two of her heroes: Senators Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe. Flustered at a D.C. party (and...

Now The U.S. Senate Is Scrutinizing San Onofre

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The idled San Onofre nuclear power plant is facing new scrutiny from Congress as the utility that operates it moves closer to prop...

A Woman's Voice

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 05.10.2012 | Women
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Given recent events surrounding the vicious attacks on women's health in the Senate, in the House and on the radio airwaves, I have turned to music to help me express why it is so crucial to elect more women who will stand up for our rights and for the respect we deserve.

Attacks on Women's Contraception Harms Our Economic Health

Harlan Green | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Without readily available contraception -- from the pill onward -- women would not have been able to contribute to economic growth as they have today.

"If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Work"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In response to the ongoing Republican talking points about how EPA regulations are harming the economy, Boxer suggested, "If you can't breathe, you can't work."

Michael McAuliff

Reagan Is Liberal Icon In Debt Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have a new icon these days: Ronald Reagan. That's because, unlike many Republicans in the House, the fiscally conservative ...

Stopping the Republican Attack on Our Country's Clean Air Protections: Lessons from California

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Rep. Mike Honda

In California's 15th District, we know that technological innovation and environmental stewardship go hand in hand to enhance our quality of life. Tha...

Amanda Terkel

DREAM Act Closer To Becoming A Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ryan Grim contributed to this report. WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced on Tuesday that he is moving on a major pie...

They Keep Coming: Anti-Immigrants Bring Arizona's 1070 to California

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

What lies ahead in California is a costly, multimillion dollar ballot fight designed by anti-immigrant groups to divide families, communities, and coalitions.