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Senator Barbara Boxer

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District:
California
Party:
Democratic
Terms:
4
Committees:
Environment and Public Works; Ethics; Foreign Relations
Quotes:

“Our oceans have a tremendous impact on almost every aspect of our daily lives — our food, health, climate, and weather — but they are becoming increasingly degraded and endangered by human activities. Global warming and ocean acidification threaten our coral reefs, shellfish fisheries, and the very structure of marine ecosystems. Harmful alga blooms make our beaches unsafe and pollute the fish we consume. A garbage patch the size of Texas has formed in the North Pacific Ocean. A long list of species — from humpback whales to sea otters to salmon to albatross — are now threatened or endangered as a result of a history of harmful activities in the ocean and on land.”

Websites:
http://www.boxer.senate.gov/
http://www.barbaraboxer.com/
Links:

Leadership: Keenly aware of the importance of healthy coasts and oceans to the economy and lifestyles of California, Senator Barbara Boxer is an acknowledged leader in protecting ocean ecosystems. Senator Boxer has been a steadfast opponent of oil and gas development off the California coast and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, repeatedly blocking such efforts. She introduced the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Modification and Protection Act and worked to promote the recovery of salmon populations. Senator Boxer wrote the comprehensive National Oceans Protection Act and has led efforts to address global warming and create millions of clean energy jobs. Senator Boxer has been a leading voice in the effort to hold BP accountable for their oil spill in the Gulf, and to prevent further drilling.

During her time in office, Senator Boxer has introduced comprehensive legislation to protect and conserve marine wildlife and habitat, to strengthen fisheries and fish habitat, and to improve the quality of ocean water.

Senator Boxer sponsored:

  • S. 176 (W21; A bill to advance integrated water management and development through innovation, resiliency, conservation, and efficiency in the 21st century, and for other purposes)
  • S. 393 (Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Act)
  • S. 1423 (Central Coast Heritage Protection Act)
  • S. 1837 (Drought Recovery and Resilience Act of 2015)
  • S. 1971 (California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2015)
  • S. 2155 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2015)
  • S. 2654 (Crab Emergency Disaster Assistance Act of 2016)
  • S. 2963 (A bill to remove a limitation on a prohibition relating to permits for discharges incidental to normal operation of vessels)
  • S. 51 (National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Reauthoization Act of 2013)
  • S. 601 (Water Resources Development Act of 2013)
  • S. 212 (Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Modification and Protection Act of 2009)
  • S. 858 (National Oceans Protection Act of 2009)
  • S. 1748 (Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act of 2009)

Senator Boxer cosponsored:

  • S. 741 (Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2015)
  • S. 1894 (California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015)
  • S. 133 (Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2015)
  • S. 741 (North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act of 2014)
  • S. 1254 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014)
  • S. 1451 (Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2013)
  • S. 2226 (WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act of 2014)
  • S. 224 (San Francisco Bay Restoration Act of 2013)
  • S. 332 (Climate Protection Act of 2013)
  • S. 520 (Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act of 2013)
  • S. 646 (National Endowment for the Oceans Act of 2013)
  • S. 769 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2013)
  • S. 781 (Yosemite National Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013)
  • S. 1106 (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act of 2013)
  • S. 171 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2011)
  • S. 940 (Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act of 2011)
  • S. 1401 (Pacific Salmon Stronghold Conservation Act of 2011)
  • S. 1451 (Billfish Conservation Act of 2011)
  • S. 1582 (Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act of 2011)
  • S. 5 (Cleaner, Greener, and Smarter Act of 2009)
  • S. 170 (Coastal and Estuarine Land Protection Act of 2009)
  • S. 171 (Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009)
  • S. 173 (Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009)
  • S. 685 (Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2009)
  • S. 817 (Pacific Salmon Stronghold Conservation Act of 2009)
  • S. 850 (Shark Conservation Act of 2009)
  • S. 1712 (Water Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act of 2009)
  • S. 1733 (Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, 2009)
  • S. 2835 (International Climate Change Investment Act of 2009)