Obama to push for infrastructure projects, resulting jobs
President Obama in 2011 stood in front of the Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Potomac River to address the country's infrastructure
May 14th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama to push for infrastructure projects, resulting jobs


(CNN) – In a bid to address the country's crumbling infrastructure, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will use the backdrop of New York's outdated Tappan Zee Bridge to warn that House Republicans are jeopardizing thousands of American jobs by failing to replenish the nation's highway trust fund.

"While a bipartisan group of members in the Senate are working toward a compromise, there has been no progress by House Republicans to date on the issue. A look at the House Republican approach to infrastructure shows the same top-down approach to the economy that isn't good for the middle class or jobs," a White House official said.

The White House official is referring to a transportation bill put forth by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat.


Boxer pleads for San Diego mayor to resign
August 9th, 2013
02:19 PM ET
5 years ago

Boxer pleads for San Diego mayor to resign

(CNN) – San Diego's Democratic mayor Bob Filner, currently undergoing "intensive counseling" after being accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women, should resign his post, Sen. Barbara Boxer wrote in a personal letter to the mayor Friday.

Addressing Filner simply as "Bob," Boxer – who is also a Democrat - wrote, "We've known each other for a long time…So I am speaking to you now on a personal and professional level, and asking you to step down as mayor and get the help you need as a private citizen."

Filed under: Barbara Boxer • California
Key senator defends nuclear commission chief
December 15th, 2011
09:09 PM ET
6 years ago

Key senator defends nuclear commission chief

Washington (CNN) - A key Senate Democrat came to the defense of embattled Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko on Thursday after his four fellow commissioners sent a letter to the White House criticizing his leadership. They also testified before a House committee that Jaczko had "bullied" staff, restricted access to information and quietly assumed emergency powers following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan this year.

Sen. Barbara Boxer of California called a Wednesday House hearing a "witch hunt and an attempt to assassinate the character of a dedicated public servant," namely Jaczko. "Frankly, I was shocked, and I was appalled," she said.


Filed under: Barbara Boxer • Nuclear power • Senate
Senate passes bill blocking congressional pay in event of a shutdown
March 1st, 2011
08:07 PM ET
7 years ago

Senate passes bill blocking congressional pay in event of a shutdown

Washington (CNN) – Congress just got one more incentive to find a compromise over government spending before the standoff leads to a government shutdown.

The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent late Tuesday that would withhold pay for members of Congress and the president if a government shutdown were to happen.

Filed under: Barbara Boxer • Bob Casey
November 3rd, 2010
03:33 AM ET
November 3rd, 2010
12:00 AM ET
7 years ago

In California: CNN projects Democratic Sen. win

(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer has won a fourth term in the Senate, CNN projects, beating out GOP nominee Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and adviser to John McCain's presidential campaign in 2008. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

Filed under: 2010 • Barbara Boxer • California • Carly Fiorina • The Latest Calls
October 29th, 2010
11:40 AM ET
7 years ago

Boxer maintains advantage over Fiorina, poll says

(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer continues to maintain a slight advantage over her opponent, Republican Carly Fiorina, in California's Senate race, according to a new poll.

A Field Poll released Friday shows Boxer with a 49-41 percent lead over Fiorina, a former Hewlett Packard CEO. The survey was conducted October 14-26.

Filed under: 2010 • Barbara Boxer • California • Carly Fiorina
October 27th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
7 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Democrats on top in California governor and Senate contests

(CNN) - A new survey indicates that the Democrats have slight advantages in the California battles for senator and governor.

According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, 50 percent of likely voters in the Golden State say they support Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, with 45 percent backing Republican challenger Carly Fiorina and four percent undecided or backing a different candidate. Boxer's five point margin is within the survey's sampling error and is down from a nine point advantage in CNN/Time polling from last month.

Full results (pdf)

Filed under: 2010 • Barbara Boxer • California • CNN/Time poll • Jerry Brown • Meg Whitman • Polls
October 27th, 2010
02:29 PM ET
7 years ago

Fiorina blasts Boxer as 'hypocrite' on outsourcing

Denver (CNN) - Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina may have spent the night in the hospital, but her campaign didn't break stride launching a new attack Tuesday on opponent Barbara Boxer.

In a biting new Web video, the Fiorina campaign calls Boxer a "hypocrite" for holding a town hall event at Cisco Systems and accepting campaign contributions from its CEO. The spot alleges Cisco has outsourced jobs – something Boxer repeatedly attacks Fiorina for doing as CEO of Hewlett Packard.

Filed under: 2010 • Ads • Barbara Boxer • California • Carly Fiorina • issues
October 26th, 2010
10:27 PM ET
8 years ago

Poll suggests, Dems pull ahead in California

(CNN) - Tuesday yielded good news for Democrats in California with a new poll that shows the nominees for Governor and Senator leading their Republican opponents.

In the Suffolk University poll, attorney general and former Gov. Jerry Brown leads former eBay CEO Meg Whitman by 8 percentage points, 50 percent to 42 percent among likely voters. Five percent supported the third party candidates in the race.

Filed under: 2010 • Barbara Boxer • California • Carly Fiorina • Jerry Brown • Meg Whitman
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