I know from my constituency what is going on. Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers, 'Please don't write down that my child as asthma. Please lie and say it's bronchitis, because if you write down asthma, when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance, it will be a pre-existing condition.'— Barbara Boxer
The most eye-opening Barbara Boxer quotes that will inspire your inner self
We have the greatest hospitals, doctors, and medical technology in the world - we need to make them accessible to every American.
The Saudi government's denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong, it hurts Saudi Arabia's economic development, modernization and prosperity.
Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.
' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.
When you take a stand out of deep conviction, people know.
They may not even agree, but they ask, 'Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?' They want that.
The American people need to know the truth.
The American people need to see the truth. In a democracy, letting the people know the truth is the essence of what it means to be free.
We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us.
In the early stages of a pregnancy, the Government cannot intervene with a woman's right to choose. That is it, plain and simple. Guess what. We are not going to be big brother or sister, as the case may be. We are going to allow a woman, her doctor, and her God to make that decision.
The Violence Against Women Act protects the lives of tens of thousands of domestic violence victims. But the U.S. must also support gender equality around the world, and that means acknowledging that some nations we consider to be our friends are no friends to women.
We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice.
With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance, it is not good enough to simply roll the dice, hoping a nominee has changed his past views. It's not good enough to think, 'This is the best we can expect from this president'.
What they [Jim deMint and the oil lobby] do care about is the precedent.
If they open up ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), they'll think they can do anything to the environment - anything at all. Drilling in Yosemite? In the Grand Canyon? What's next?
Really, life is complicated enough without having a bunch of Senators deciding what we should do in the privacy of our own homes.
I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system.
So when you go up against the Far Right you go up against the big financial special interests like the Halliburtons of the world, the big oil companies, the big energy companies who work so hard to rip us off.
Perhaps, one of our greatest challenges as a nation, as a people, as human beings making sure that our grandkids can live on this Earth.
Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President.
If you dared to put your opinion into a factual piece, your editors said, "You can't do this. Write an op-ed."
It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office.
I have to say that after chemotherapy, Barbara Boxer just isn't that scary anymore.
The combined efforts of millions of concerned citizens could do wonders to help the impoverished. The American people are ready for action!
To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world.
I was a stock broker once. I think there is an absolute place for market investments. But they should never be the basis of one's retirement. They should be an additional piece on top of a basic, secure, guaranteed retirement benefit.
The difference between the very wealthy and the working poor has grown.
We raise that minimum wage and we move forward with the vision of this president that we have, which is everyone pays their fair share.
If you don't move to protect copyright, if you don't move to protect our children, it's not going to sit well
When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food.
[On going into politics:] My husband went to bed with Debbie Reynolds and he woke up with Eleanor Roosevelt.
Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate, using a majority of the senators, to make sure that we get health reform done. We cannot wait another day.
Voting against the resolution authorizing the use of military force in Iraq was one of my proudest moments as a senator. It is long past time to close this tragic chapter in American history.
The fact of the matter is actions speak louder than words.
Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing.
I worked so hard to get that title. I'd appreciate it.
If I can make a generalization, men get into politics because, from the time they're little boys, they've been wanting to be President.
There's a huge difference in the attitude of the people of the United States of America toward women in politics. It has taken an enormous turn toward equality.
There are many faces to war. There is the face of courage, of bravery, of fellowship.There is the face of fear. Above all, there is love of country.
It's good I was born in Brooklyn. You learn how to take care of yourself.
I've gone through so many of these stages of defeat and loss and victory, the ups and downs, that I know how to handle it.
The press is critical at this time, and if you look at history, this is so critical.
I've been there for so many crossroads in American history.
My whole political life spans the birth of the environmental movement, the women's movement, the civil rights movement, putting an end to unjust wars, and so and so.
I'm a very big believer in collaboration and teamwork.
The Democratic Party has awakened. We've not been awake since 9/11, in many ways. We had moments, sporadically, where we woke up. But I think we were so hit by 9/11, as the whole country was, that we didn't get our legs back. It took a while. Now the Democratic Party is back. I've never seen it as united. Sure, we have a ways to go. We have a lot of ground to cover.
I think we have to stop using the expression "alt-right.
" It's ridiculous. It's racist, fascist, nationalist.
Each issue has to be looked at as to whether or not it threatens a woman's health or her life, and if it does, you can't support it. And if she just wants to have her legal right to an abortion, she should be able to do it.
Let me tell you, life is interesting regardless of when you are in the fight.
There's an effort on the part of many people to attack women's rights, women's health, and the ability to control our own lives. No doubt about it. And it is not a majority of the country, in any way, shape, or form. I know on the contraceptive issue, 70 percent of the country agrees with me. Will that stop my opponents? No. Because they are so radical. They chip away and chip away.
The American people as a whole are really pretty moderate.
They're not, as a whole, conservative or liberal. The right wing is marching the Republican Party off a cliff.
I am very enamored with the free press, and I was part of it for a period of time.
I think we need to get back to truth-based news.
It won't be easy, but we better do it because otherwise we're not acting on information.
I think the scientists have really caught the attention of the people of this country, and of course, they elected representatives by their very clear pronouncement that if we don't do something, we'll be in a lot of trouble.
Tonight, you are hearing from the Democratic women of the Senate.
.. We stand together on so many issues: economic prosperity, quality education for all, protecting a woman's right to choose.
When you have a president-elect who calls the press every name in the book, I think it's a warning shot across the bow, and you go back to what you learn when you were a child.