Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks following passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (HR 2454), sponsored by Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Chairman Edward Markey (D-MA): 

Senator Boxer said: Congratulations to Congressional leaders for passing the American Clean Energy and Security Act.  There are very few bills that we pass that trigger so many benefits for the American people – energy efficiency, new jobs, cleaner air, healthier families, and energy independence.  This bill gives us the momentum we need in the Senate, and signals that when we promised change for the better in America, we meant it.  

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