Rep. Yvette Clarke
Democrat • 9th District, New York • 4th Term • Sworn In 2007
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 357 of 435) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 435)
- 410 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 37 of 438) 14 Made Into Law (Ranks 66 of 438)
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...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.4403 - Homeowner Disaster Relief Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Apr 04, 2014 4 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 1 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.Res.699Motion to reconsider laid Aug 01, 2014 14 Views
Welcoming African leaders to the first United States-Africa Leaders' Summit and African trade ministers to the 13th Forum of the African Growt...
H.Res.701Referred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2014 14 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia is an internation...
H.R.5343 - All Students Count Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2014 10 Views
To amend section 1111(h)(1)(C)(i) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require that annual State report cards reflect the ...
Recent Voting History
H.J.Res. 76: Nuclear weapon security & non-proliferation bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H J RES 76 Making continuing appropriations for the National Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5272: To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H R 5272 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.Nay (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5230: Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On Passage: H R 5230 Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014Nay (with party)August 01, 2014