Reid’s office did not say late Wednesday where Booker would land, but his prepared statement congratulating Booker mentioned climate change specifically.
“As the mayor of Newark, Cory showed a can-do attitude and was not afraid to literally roll up his sleeves to serve the citizens he represented. We saw him work tirelessly through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, tending personally to the city’s residents. At the same time, Cory is deeply engaged on issues of national import, such as climate change and economic development,” Reid said.
A seat on the committee would also be in keeping with the work of Lautenberg, who was active on environmental topics that are important in New Jersey, such as chemical regulation and coastal protection.