Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks regarding the Senate's historic 74-14 vote to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to debate on S. 3036, the Boxer/Lieberman/Warner Climate Security Act.

Senator Boxer said: "This gets us off to a strong start. Members are no longer saying in great numbers that global warming is not an issue. The real work on the Senate floor now begins, as we seek to strengthen this bill, not weaken it."

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