Rep. Yvette Clarke
Democrat • 9th District, New York • 5th Term • Sworn In 2007
- 1 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 410 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 21 of 436)
- 167 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 69 of 440) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 114 of 440)
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.1743 - Harriet "Moses" Tubman Congressional Gold Medal ActReferred to the House Committee Apr 13, 2015 0 Views
To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Harriet Tubman, in recognition of her contributions and lifelong commitment in the fight f...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.344Referred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 199 Views
Urging the discontinued use of the Confederate battle flag, which represents pain, humiliation, torture, and racial oppression, in remembrance...
H.R.2897 - Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 9 Views
To require the submission of a report to the Congress on parasitic disease among poor Americans.
H.R.2908 - National Bison Legacy ActReferred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 1 Views
To adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2200: CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2200 CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing ActAye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1295: Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment: H R 1295 To extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1615: DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1615 DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015Aye (with party)June 25, 2015