Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama's jobs speech tonight:

"The President's plan for immediate job creation is the recipe we need to reinvigorate our economy. In Harry Truman-style - straight from the heart - the President was both inspirational and specific.

"I particularly support his call for rebuilding our deficient roads, bridges and schools and for helping homeowners refinance - issues that I have been working with my Republican colleagues to address.

"I will work on a bipartisan basis to pass the American Jobs Act."