Washington, DC - Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement regarding the American Lung Association's newest State of the Air Report:

Senator Boxer said: "The Clean Air Act has been one of most successful and effective environmental laws ever enacted in this country. This report shows significant progress has been made, but it also indicates that more work needs to be done to protect the health and safety of children and families. During the recent budget debate, the American Lung Association and other leading public health organizations joined me in successfully defeating GOP efforts to repeal Clean Air Act safeguards, and we must continue to fight to protect our landmark environmental laws."