Barbara Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is a member of the United States Senate who has served as the Senator of California since 1993. She was previously a member of the United States House of Representatives, where she represented California's 6th district from 1983 to 1993.
Boxer is a member of the Democratic Party and serves as the Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Select Committee on Ethics. She also serves on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. She is a co-sponsor of the Protect IP Act.