YearlyKos Convention 2006 Keynote Speech by Senator Barbara Boxer
Boxer addresses the importance of expanding the media with the use of blogs and lifting up new voices through the democratization of the Internet in this keynote address at the YearlyKos convention in Las Vegas, NV. She also touches on the heavily-debated theory of net neutrality, which follows the notion that all Internet traffic should be treated the same way by service providers, no matter how bandwidth is being utilized. Video coverage by Link TV.
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Senator Barbara Boxer
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, Senator Barbara Boxer is now preparing for a tough race against Republican challenger Carly Fiorina. Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Senate Ethics Committee, Boxer is the only U.S. senator to chair two committees. She also serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation as well as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Senator Boxer was a strong supporter of President Obama's 2009 economic stimulus plan and co-authored the bipartisan Invest in the U.S.A. Act, to encourage companies to bring overseas profits back to the United States to create jobs here. She wrote the first-ever law to authorize federal funding for afters-chool programs.