Rep. Yvette Clarke
Democrat • 9th District, New York • 4th Term • Sworn In 2007
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 370 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 122 of 437)
- 429 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 38 of 439) 20 Made Into Law (Ranks 32 of 439)
Clarke was born in New York City in 1964 to parents who had immigrated from the Caribbean prior to her birth. She attended Oberlin College, but did not graduate from the school. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/story/446115p-375617c.html In 2001, Clarke was elected to the New York City Council seat that had been occupied by her mother, Una, for the previous 10 years. Before coming to the City Council, Clarke was Director of Business Development for the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and was the first Director of the Bronx portion of the New York City Empowerment Zone. http://www.voteyvette.com/reabout.htm
While a member of the council, Clarke used her position in city government to speak out on national issues that go well beyond her area of actual jurisdiction. She co-sponsored City Council resolutions that opposed the war in Iraq, criticized the federal Patriot Act and called for a national moratorium on the death penalty. She has been an outspoken critic of the Bush administration, and has spoken out against budget cuts by Bush and the Republican Congress on the following federal programs: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Elimination of the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA), the elimination of nutritional food stamp programs and early education services for low-income children and families.http://www.voteyvette.com/reabout.htm Read More...
- Today: 7
- Past Seven Days: 26
- All-Time: 29,831
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.4403 - Homeowner Disaster Relief Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Apr 04, 2014 2 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to waive the 10-percent penalty on qualified natural disaster distributions from qualified retireme...
H.Res.369Referred to the House Committee Sep 30, 2013 2 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be established a "National Americans of African Immigrant Heritage Mont...
H.R.3206 - Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2013Referred to the House Committee Sep 27, 2013 2 Views
To promote the sexual and reproductive health of individuals and couples in developing countries, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5739 - No Social Security for Nazis ActSigned by President Dec 18, 2014 42 Views
To amend the Social Security Act to provide for the termination of social security benefits for individuals who participated in Nazi persecuti...
H.Res.755Referred to the House Committee Nov 14, 2014 5 Views
Supporting the goals and ideals of American Education Week.
H.R.5571 - 10-20-30 Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Dec 11, 2014 18 Views
To provide an increased allocation of funding for assistance in persistent poverty counties, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyNay (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActNay (with party)December 11, 2014