Rep. Yvette Clarke
Democrat • 9th District, New York • 4th Term • Sworn In 2007
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 359 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 436)
- 417 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 3 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 4 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.5470Referred to House Homeland Security Sep 15, 2014 2 Views
To clarify the grounds for ineligibility for travel to the United States regarding terrorism risk, to expand the criteria by which a country m...
H.R.5459Referred to the House Committee Sep 11, 2014 19 Views
To authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to Henry Johnson.
H.Con.Res.115Referred to the House Committee Sep 11, 2014 16 Views
Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring civil rights worker...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5108: To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5108 To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)September 15, 2014
H.R. 5161: Enhance Labeling, Accessing, and Branding of Electronic Licenses Act of 2014
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5161 E-LABEL ActAye (with party)September 11, 2014
H.R. 3522: Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013
On Passage: H R 3522 To authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current group health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, and for other purposesNay (with party)September 11, 2014