Madame Senators: Meet the 20 Women of the 113th Senate!

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Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

One of the most recognizable women in Congress, the California Democratic Chief Deputy Whip was elected to her fifth term in 2010. Boxer began her Washington career in the House of Representatives; she was sent to the Senate during the 1992 elections known as the “Year of the Woman."

Barbara Boxer
Sept. 14, 2011 - Washington, District of Columbia, U.S. - Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman BARBARA BOXER (D-CA) arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday announcing legislation to safeguard Social Security. (Image: © Pete Marovich/


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