SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) – Fresh off the weekend launch of his presidential campaign, U.S. Senator Cory Booker is campaigning in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa. His first stop was Sioux City.
The Democratic presidential candidate spoke to a crowd inside the Sioux City Public Museum.
He laid out some of his plans if he’s elected president, including his “Rise Credit” proposal.
It would expand on the existing Earned Income Tax Credit, which supplements wages for low-income workers.
That could affect more than 150-million Americans.
Booker also took questions from the audience, ranging from infrastructure priorities, to sexual assaults in the military.
Education was also addressed.
Booker says he would support increasing teacher salaries, increasing funding for children with special needs, and establishing a “universal” preschool program.
“We need to make sure that we have a President from the highest office in the land that is going to fully fund public education and make sure we are supporting the teaching profession.” said Senator Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate.