Washington, D.C. -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Obama's speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York, where world leaders gathered to build support for global action to address climate change and reduce dangerous carbon pollution.

Senator Boxer said: "At the UN Climate Summit today, President Obama made clear that the United States will be a leader in the fight to address climate change through the Climate Action Plan and other steps to reduce dangerous carbon pollution. I will do everything I can in the Senate to support his Climate Action Plan."

On Friday, Senator Boxer and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Co-chairs of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, spearheaded a letter signed by 26 Senators offering support for the People's Climate March, which took place on Sunday in New York City ahead of today's UN summit. Senator Boxer also released a statement yesterday calling on the marchers to stay involved in the Congressional climate fight.