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James Yang 2010 Elections Senator Election-California Barbara Boxer was the first female chair o the Environment and Public Works Committee and she was chosen as chair of the Select Committee on Ethics after the previous chair resigned, making her the only senator to preside over two committees. Boxer was also elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982, and is an active member in the House Armed Services Committee, exposing the “7600 Pentagon coffee pot” and successfully passing over twelve procurement reforms. She currently holds the position of Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Majority, which ascribes her the responsibility of lining up votes on key legislation. Lastly, she has been honored in Congress by the Consumer Federal of America, Planned Parenthood, League of Conservation Voters, Public Citizens, and the Sierra Club. Carly Fiorina served as the chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard for six years starting in 1999. She was also an executive at AT&T as well as Lucent and currently serves on the boards of many organizations. In 2008, Fiorina served as an advisor to presidential candidate John McCain, and was named the fundraising chairman for the Republican National Committee’s Victory initiative. She has mostly experience in the business world, on the board of directors at Revolution Health Group, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is an honorary member of the London Business School. IRAQ WAR Fiorina has stated that it is important to keep fighting the Afghan War in order “to prevent al-Qaeda from having a sanctuary there.” She has also met with General Petraeus, the commander in Aghanistan, and was confident in his plans for victory, supporting an increase in drone attacks on alleged insurgents. Also, Fiorina has supported to continue keeping American troops around the world, including Germany and South Korea, because America has “a longstanding relationship with those countries.” Boxer has voted against the joint resolution passed by Congress to authorize the use of military force by the Bush Administration against Iraq. In 2005 she sponsored the Senate Resolution 171, which called for a specific timeframe for troop withdrawal from Iraq.
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