Rep. Yvette Clarke
Democrat • 9th District, New York • 5th Term • Sworn In 2007
- 0 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 401 of 401) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 401)
- 81 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 75 of 439) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 45 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...
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Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1706Referred to House Education and the Workforce Mar 26, 2015 1 Views
To provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of comprehensive sexual health and healthy relations...
H.R.1717Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 2 Views
To provide for programs and activities with respect to the prevention of underage drinking.
H.R.1683Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 3 Views
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015.
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 173 Providing for consideration of H. R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended: H CON RES 27 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025Nay (with party)March 25, 2015