Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's passage of H.R. 2454, "The American Clean Energy and Security Act."

Senator Boxer said: "Tonight's vote in the House Energy and Commerce Committee is an historic step toward a new clean energy economy that creates millions of American jobs, breaks our dangerous dependence on foreign oil and reduces the pollution that causes global warming. As soon as we return from recess, we will hold a series of briefings on the Waxman-Markey bill as we carry out our strategy for the Senate."