Katherine (Katherine) Clark (D-05)

US Representative Katherine Clark

Katherine (Katherine) Clark (D-05)
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Capitol: 202.225.2836
FAX: 202.226.0092
District: 617.354.0292
Room 2448 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2105
157 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Residence:Melrose, MA

Committee Assignments

Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
FC MemberCongressional Cranberry Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Pre-K Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence
FC MemberDemocracy Reform Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fusion Energy Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


Congresswoman Katherine Clark proudly serves the Fifth District of Massachusetts. She was first elected in a special election in December of 2013. Katherine's career in public service is driven by her commitment to helping children and families succeed. She is a vocal advocate for ending wage discrimination, protecting women's health care, access to affordable, high-quality child care, paid family leave, safer schools, and other reforms to address the challenges women and families face. She believes that Congress must work to end the glaring disconnect between the needs of families at home and priorities in Washington. In Congress, she brings her experience as a state senator, state representative, general counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, and policy chief for the state attorney general. Katherine represents a diverse district comprised of 24 cities and towns that stretch from the coastal communities of Revere and Winthrop through the economic engine of MetroWest. In fall 2020, she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Assistant Speaker of the 117th Congress after serving as the Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus during the previous session. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee within the Caucus. Katherine is a member of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations and three subcommittees within Appropriations- Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Legislative Branch; and Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. Katherine is a proud member of several caucuses in Congress, including the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Women's Caucus. Katherine and her husband Rodney live in Revere and have three children- Addison, Riley, and Nathaniel.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2013    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Rodney Dowell   DOB: 7/17/1963
Counties Representing