Barbara is so small that when she speaks at a lectern she stands on a box which is often nicknamed the "Boxer Box."
During her time as a Representative on Capitol Hill Barbara was a member of the House Armed Services Committee.
As of the 110th Congress which was elected at the 2006 Mid-Term elections, Barbara is the Chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Barabara's 3% win over conservative Bruce Herschensohn is often said to have happened because of the late revelation that he had attended a strip club.
Barbara's quirky slogan for her 1982 U.S House of Representatives election campaign was "Barbara Boxer gives a damn".
Barbara has two children, Doug and Nicole.
Barbar's mother, Sophie Silvershein, was born in Austria.
From 1983 to 1993, Barbara was a member of the U.S House of Representatives representing California's 6th district.
Upon her election to the U.S. Senate Barbara became the first ever Jewish female Senator along with Dianne Feinstein.
Barbara is a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.
Her first novel, A Time to Run, was published in 2005.
Her daughter, Nicole Boxer, married Tony Rodham, brother of then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a ceremony at the White House in 1994 . The couple had one son and divorced in 2000.
She is a member of the Democratic Party.
She is currently a U.S. senator from California since January 3, 1993.
She is a former San Francisco stockbroker.
Barbara: When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food.