Booker, Gillibrand in Iowa


“We are in a crisis in our planet,” Booker said. “The next president can’t make climate change an issue, they have to make it the center of all policy — everything we do: Department of Transportation, have got to be about the environment, or ag-laws and the ag-bill have to incentivize farmers to cover costs, our foreign policy — rejoining the Paris climate accord.”

When asked what she would do to alleviate the economic struggle farmers are facing in the wake of tariffs and flooding, Gillibrand said floods that are supposed to be hundred-year floods are every-year floods now.

“First, we need to address global climate change directly and aggressively — I would pass the Green New Deal and I would put a price on carbon,” Gillibrand said.