Washington, DC U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks regarding reports that the Bush Administration cut numerous pages from testimony written by Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director of the Centers for Disease Control before today’s Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the impacts of global warming on public health: 

Chairman Boxer said: “The White House continues to say that science should guide us on global warming legislation.  The Director of the Centers for Disease Control is one of the country’s leading voices on public health.  The Administration should immediately release Dr. Gerberding’s full, uncut statement, because the public has a right to know all the facts about the serious threats posed by global warming.”  

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