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Name: Barbara Levy Boxer                                                         
Born: 11 November 1940 Brooklyn, New York                                         
Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the     
current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California.                         
A member of the Democratic Party, Boxer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in   
1992, becoming one of the first two female Jewish senators, along with Dianne     
Feinstein. Throughout her career, Boxer has been a vocal advocate for             
environmental issues, abortion rights, gun control, and medical research. She is 
generally classified as a progressive or liberal in the left wing of her party   
and is often in conflict with conservative groups. Her electoral margins have     
increased each time she has sought re-election. With the 110th Congress           
convening, Boxer has taken position as Chairwoman of the Senate Environment and   
Public Works Committee. She is the first woman to chair the Committee.           
She has held the position of Chief Deputy Whip in Minority, and as of January 4, 
2007, is the Chief Deputy Whip in Majority.