Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks following passage of S. 2191, the "America's Climate Security Act of 2007." The bipartisan Lieberman-Warner bill passed the Subcommittee by a vote of 4-3 today:
Senator Boxer said: "With passage of the Lieberman-Warner bill through the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee we are finally on our way toward preventing the ravages of unfettered global warming. I look forward to full Committee hearings and briefings and then on to full Committee mark-up, so that we continue to make progress on this challenge of our generation. We must act now on behalf of the American people and on behalf of our beautiful God-given planet. It is our responsibility."