Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks tonight following President Bush's State of the Union Address:

Senator Boxer said: "This was a golden opportunity for President Bush to embrace meaningful solutions to the global warming crisis. The President says he favors bipartisan measures, but he failed tonight to join the growing bipartisan coalition behind the Lieberman Warner Climate Security Act. Instead, he offered the American people empty rhetoric and failed to take the bold action needed to avert dangerous climate change. We cannot afford to wait, so we in the Congress will continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to stand up to the challenge of global warming."

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