Following her tour, Senator Boxer talked to the media about the struggling economy saying, "we are in some dark times. I believe we are going to come out of those dark times. I think we've already bottomed out of those dark times. The employment is a lagging indicator which means we have to focus as much as we can on getting people to work."
Senator Boxer also said there is a direct relationship between unemployment, crime, drugs and alcohol use.
Senator Boxer voted in favor of the federal stimulus funding bill. She says Los Angeles received $20 million from the stimulus bill for the purpose of creating jobs.