Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today released the following statement on tonight's cloture vote on the Senate jobs package.

Senator Boxer said, "The successful vote to end the filibuster on the Senate jobs bill was a breakthrough that should send a signal of hope to the families of America. I hope this is the start of a new day and that we will continue to put jobs and economic recovery over politics. I want to thank the organizations that helped make this vote possible tonight, including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the Associated General Contractors of America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Laborers International Union, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the American Public Transportation Association, AAA, the Americans for Transportation Mobility, the American Highway Users Alliance, the American Concrete Pavement Association, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and the Portland Cement Association."