January 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) released the following statement today after Barbara Boxer announced she will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2016:

“Today should be all about Senator Barbara Boxer and her remarkable career. Senator Boxer’s unrelenting advocacy for improving the environment, women’s rights and justice is unmatched in the Congress. She has been a champion for California, as one of our state’s strong female representatives in Washington for more than 30 years. It has been an honor to work with her to promote the views of our constituents in both chambers.

“I have always admired Senator Boxer’s fearlessness and strength. She never shrinks from a fight. Whether exposing the waste at the Department of Defense, preventing oil companies from drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or holding her colleagues to the high ethical standard the American people expect, she has stood tall and strong like a redwood tree in the face of powerful Washington interest. She will leave behind a proud legacy of achievements for women, families, consumers, and the environment.”