Last updated on: 2/2/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Barbara Boxer Biography

Title:
US Senator (D-CA)
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I support the two-state solution, and I am heartened by the direct talks between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas. As for extending the settlement freeze, this is one among many issues on the table for Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate. I believe that the United States can help facilitate the peace process, but that we should not interfere or stipulate the conditions of other countries’ bilateral negotiations.”

Joy Resmovits, “Senator Barbara Boxer Answers Our Questions,” Jewish Daily Forward, Oct. 7, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator (D-CA), Jan. 1993-present
  • Senior member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Vice Chair, Senate Select Committee on Ethics, 2015-present
  • Chief Deputy Whip, 2005-present
  • Chairperson, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, 2007-2015
  • Chairperson, Senate Ethics Committee, 2007-2015
  • Founder, Senate Military Family Caucus, 2010
  • Member, US House of Representatives, Jan. 1983-Jan. 1993
  • President, Marin County Board of Supervisors, 1980
  • Board member, Marin County Board of Supervisors, 1977-1983
  • Congressional Aide, 1974-1976
  • Journalist and Associate Editor, Pacific Sun newspaper, 1972-1974
  • Stockbroker/Economic Researcher, Wall Street securities firm, 1962-1965
Education:
  • BA, Economics, Brooklyn College, 1962
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @SenatorBoxerSelection of Awards:
  • Recipient, Legislator of the Year, ALLIANCE for Regenerative Medicine, 2014
  • Recipient, Champion in Congress for Army Women, Army Women’s Foundation, 2014
  • Recipient, Legislative Leader Award, Humane Society of the United States, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013
  • Recipient, Distinguished Community Health Advocate award, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2013
  • Recipient, Fearless Trailblazer Award, Feminist Majority, 2012
  • Recipient, Distinguished Community Health Defender Award, National Association of Community Health Centers, 2012
  • Recipient, YMCA Congressional Champion, YMCA, 2012
  • Recipient, Nightingale Award, Nurse Alliance, 2011
  • Recipient, Public Service Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2010
  • Recipient, ELI Service Award, Entertainment Leadership Initiative / Grammy Foundation, 2010
  • Recipient, Phil Burton Badge of Courage Award, The Sierra Club – San Francisco Bay Chapter, 2010
  • Recipient, John H. Chafee Congressional Environmental Award, Association of American Railroads, 2008
  • Recipient, Woman of the Year, Women’s Image Network, 2006
  • Recipient, Champion for Children Award, California Children’s Hospital, 2006
  • Recipient, Leadership Award, National Foundation for Women Legislators, 2005
Quoted in:
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