Barbara Boxer - Controversies

The images below provide links to controversies for Barbara Boxer. The information within these scandals is gathered from news reports, official data, and other information. The data is intended to be impartial and factual in nature. If there is information that you would like to see included or you believe that it is not impartial, please email us.

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As part of her 2010 campaign platform, Senator Boxer noted that she had authored legislation to lower the cost of remittances and to require the tracking of fees associated with wire transfers of money. The transfer of money through wires in the primary method used by illegal immigrants to send money earned illegally in the US back home. The topic was addressed under the "Latino Issues" or "Latino Communities" tab. Campaign Website StatementsReducing the Costs of ...

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009, hackers retrieved and published emails from the University of East Anglia in which top scientists openly discussed the need for, and methods of manipulating data to show climate change.  Several representatives called for reviews of the emails and evidence prior to passing any legislation which would be based in part on this research.  In response to these requests, Senator Boxer (the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee) stated that she was more inter ...

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In July of 2009, Chairman and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Congress Harry C. Alford. Mr. Alford was testifying before the committee on the environment which Senator Boxer chairs.  He was testifying on the harmful affects of cap and trade and other global warming legislation on business.  At one point, Senator Boxer cites a resolution from the NAACP stating that climate change legislation is needed, and a message from a black business owner who stated that climate change is need ...

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In February of 2009, Senator Boxer appeared on "Morning Joe" on MSNBC.  The group was discussing the stimulus bill and at one point, other guests stated that the CBO - the Congressional Budget Office - stated that doing nothing would be better than the stimulus bill in it's current form.  Senator Boxer then replies that she disagrees with the CBO "whoever that is". VideoThe video shows the entire conversation with the remarks concerning the CBO at the end ...

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In January of 2005, Senator Boxer joined several House Democrats in attempting to  block the counting of electoral votes from Ohio.  President Bush received 286 electoral votes, 16 more than the 270 he needed to win re-election. Sen. John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, received 251 votes.  Ohio's 20 electoral votes would have changed the outcome of the election, and the objecting representatives cited widespread irregularities in Ohio.In a letter to congressional members, ...