Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following statement on the Bush administration's role in the negotiations on global warming during the U.N. climate conference in Bali:

Senator Boxer said: "In Bali, the President tried to treat the world the way he treats Congress - my way or the highway. The difference is that in Congress he has supporters, but in Bali he had no supporters. Thankfully, at the last minute, he relented and we now have a chance to resume our environmental leadership in the world."