Booker Joins Environment and Public Works Committee

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is sworn in Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden.
National Journal
Alex Brown
Nov. 1, 2013, 2:48 a.m.

Newly sworn-in Sen. Cory Book­er, D-N.J., will join the En­vir­on­ment and Pub­lic Works Com­mit­tee, Chair­wo­man Bar­bara Box­er, D-Cal­if., an­nounced in a re­lease.

Box­er said, “I am de­lighted to wel­come Sen­at­or Book­er to the En­vir­on­ment and Pub­lic Works Com­mit­tee. The EPW Com­mit­tee does such im­port­ant work, in­clud­ing in­vest­ing in the na­tion’s wa­ter and trans­port­a­tion in­fra­struc­ture, en­sur­ing our fam­il­ies have clean air to breathe and safe wa­ter to drink, as well as over­see­ing many oth­er im­port­ant fed­er­al pro­grams. Sen­at­or Book­er is a wel­come ad­di­tion, and I look for­ward to work­ing with him on these crit­ic­al is­sues.”

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, may leave a tem­por­ary spot on the pan­el to al­low Book­er to join, E&E noted (re­quires sub­scrip­tion).

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