Rep. Yvette Clarke
Democrat • 9th District, New York • 5th Term • Sworn In 2007
- 0 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 352 of 352) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 352)
- 47 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 111 of 438) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 41 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 Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1161Referred to the House Committee Feb 27, 2015 5 Views
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to designate at least one city in the United States each year as an "American Civil Rights City", and ...
H.R.1181Referred to the House Committee Feb 27, 2015 2 Views
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for increased and improved public access to motor vehicle safety information, enhanced tools...
H.Res.128Referred to House Judiciary Feb 26, 2015 13 Views
Recognizing the significance of the Greensboro Four Sit In.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 33 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders ActAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 240 Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposesAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H J RES 35 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposesNay (with party)February 27, 2015