Katherine (Katherine) Clark (D-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.2836
FAX: 202.226.0092
District: 508.319.9757
Room 2368 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2105

Residence: Melrose, MA
Elected: 2013    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Rodney Dowell   DOB: 7/17/1963
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Cranberry Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
Co-ChairCongressional Pre-K Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberDemocracy Reform Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fusion Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


Since 2013, Katherine Clark has proudly represented Massachusetts' vibrant Fifth District, which stretches from the coastal communities of Revere and Winthrop through the northern Boston suburbs to the thriving towns of MetroWest.

In the fall of 2022, Clark was elected by her colleagues to serve as Democratic Whip - the second most senior position in the House Democratic Caucus. She previously served as Assistant Speaker of the House, as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.

One of only two women to ever serve as Whip, she currently has the distinction of being the highest-ranking woman in Congressional leadership.

From the school board to Capitol Hill, Clark's public service has been fueled by a passion for lifting up women and families. She is a leading proponent for ending wage discrimination; safeguarding access to abortion; ending gun violence; improving access to affordable, quality child care; and guaranteeing paid leave. Before her election to Congress, Clark served her community in elected office as a state senator, state representative, and member of the Melrose School Committee. She also served as general counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services and as policy chief for the Massachusetts Attorney General.

She lives in Revere with her husband and has three children.