Retiring Senator Barbara Boxer: 13 Bills Since January 2015 and Counting

By Arleen Richards, Epoch Times
February 12, 2015 6:48 pm Last Updated: February 12, 2015 6:48 pm

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, minority chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is billed as “a forceful advocate for families, children, consumers, the environment, and her state of California,” according to her biography.

Boxer previously announced that she would not be running for re-election in 2016, after 22 years of service. Since January of this year, she’s has been busy sponsoring several bills, the most recent on Feb. 11 to amend the tax code and increase the credit for employers establishing workplace childcare facilities.

One day before, she initiated a bill to prohibit the marketing of electronic cigarettes to children.

Boxer’s bills range from support for women’s reproductive healthcare decisions to a bill to provide land to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the first bill of the year she initiated on Jan. 13.

The Senator has been equally busy co-sponsoring 39 other bills since January, the most recent on Feb. 11 to amend the Social Security Act “to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs.” Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced that bill.

Here are Senator Boxer’s 13 bills:

S.466  A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the credit for employers establishing workplace childcare facilities.

S.430 A bill to prohibit the marketing of electronic cigarettes to children, and for other purposes.

S.393 A bill to designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in the State of California, and for other purposes.

S.308 After School for America’s Children Act. A bill to reauthorize 21st century community learning centers, and for other purposes.

S.Res.37 A resolution supporting women’s reproductive health care decisions.

S.212 Lines Interfere with National Elections Act of 2015

A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to ensure that voters in elections for Federal office do not wait in long lines in order to vote.

S.222 National Prostate Cancer Plan Act. A bill to establish the National Prostate Cancer Council for improved screening, early detection, assessment, and monitoring of prostate cancer, and to direct the development and implementation of a national strategic plan to expedite advancement of diagnostic tools and the transfer of such tools to patients.

S.223 A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program on awarding grants for provision of furniture, household items, and other assistance to homeless veterans to facilitate their transition into permanent housing, and for other purposes.

S.204 Stop Punishing Innocent Americans Act. A bill to reinstate the 10-year statute of limitations period applicable to collection of amounts paid to Social Security beneficiaries by administrative offset, and prevent recovery of overpayments from individuals under 18 years of age.

S.224 Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2015. A bill to ensure the United States promotes women’s meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes undertaken in order to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict and implements the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security.

S.213 Look-Alike Weapons Safety Act of 2015. A bill to improve requirements for entering into commerce of imitation firearms, and for other purposes.

S.176 Water in the 21st Century Act. A bill to advance integrated water management and development through innovation, resiliency, conservation, and efficiency in the 21st century, and for other purposes.

S.175 Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act. A bill to provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes.