Gore Lauds Sen. Boxer for Work on Climate Bill

Former Vice President Al GoreAl GoreThe Trail 2016: Dems struggle for unity Al Gore not picking sides in Dem race Moulitsas: Can Hillary pick Gillibrand as her veep? Yes. MORE is praising Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerSanders: Democratic convention could be 'messy' California Gov. endorses Kamala Harris's Senate run Dems call for unity as Sanders fuels intraparty fighting MORE (D-Calif.) for her work on the Lieberman-Warner climate bill, which is now being debated in the Senate.

"I want to commend Senator Boxer for her leadership of the Environment and Public Works Committee," Gore said in a statement yesterday. "Thanks to her vision and dedication, we have the first global warming bill in history that is comprehensive, bipartisan and that enjoys support across the country -- from labor and agriculture to the business and the environmental communities. Of course the bill needs to be stronger, but it's vital that Congress begin to act. While it's important that people change their light bulbs, it's even more important that we change the laws."

Boxer chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

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