Yvette (Yvette) D. Clarke (D-09)

US Representative Yvette Clarke

Yvette (Yvette) D. Clarke (D-09)
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Capitol: 202.225.6231
FAX: 202.226.0112
District: 718.287.1142
Representative
Room 2058 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3209
222 Lenox Road
Brooklyn, NY 11226-2126
Residence:Brooklyn, NY

Committee Assignments

FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
Vice Chair21st Century Health Care Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Sports Caucus
Co-ChairElectromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Geomagnetic Disturbance Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
Co-ChairReality Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
Co-ChairHaiti Caucus
FC MemberRevitalizing Older Cities Congressional Task Force
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberSkilled Workforce Caucus
FC Member30-Something Working Group
FC MemberSmart Contracting Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Multicultural Media Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Hailing from central Brooklyn, Congresswoman Yvette Diane Clarke feels honored to represent the community that raised her. She is the proud daughter of Jamaican immigrants and takes her passion for her Caribbean heritage to Congress, where she co-chairs the Congressional Caribbean Caucus and works to foster relationships between the United States and the Caribbean Community. Clarke is Chair of the Homeland Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation Subcommittee, under the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and was Chair of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee during the 116th Congress. Clarke has been a member of the Congressional Black Caucus since coming to Congress in 2007 and today chairs its Immigration Task Force. As the Representative of the Ninth Congressional District of New York, Congresswoman Clarke has dedicated herself to continuing the legacy of excellence established by the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman and Caribbean American elected to Congress. In the 116th Congress, Congresswoman Clarke introduced landmark legislation, which passed in the House, the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6). This legislation would give 2.5 million DREAMers, temporary protected status, and deferred enforcement departure recipients a clear citizenship pathway. Clarke is a leader in the tech and media policy space as co-chair of the Smart Cities Caucus and co-chair of the Multicultural Media Caucus. Congresswoman Clarke believes smart technology will make communities more sustainable, resilient, and livable and works hard to ensure communities of color are not left behind while these technological advancements are made. Clarke formed the Multicultural Media Caucus to address diversity and inclusion issues in the media, telecom, and tech industries. Clarke is one of the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, which develops programs to support the aspirations of Black women of all ages. Congresswoman Clarke is also the co-chair of the Medicare for All Caucus, where she is fighting for the right to universal health care. Prior to being elected to the United States House of Representatives, Congresswoman Clarke served on New York's City Council, representing the 40th District. She succeeded her pioneering mother, former City Council Member Dr. Una S. T. Clarke, making them the first mother-daughter succession in the City Council's history. She cosponsored City Council resolutions that opposed the war in Iraq, criticized the federal USA PATRIOT Act, and called for a national moratorium on the death penalty. Congresswoman Clarke is a graduate of Oberlin College and was a recipient of the prestigious APPAM/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis. She received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa from the University of Technology, Jamaica, and the Honorary Doctorate of Public Policy from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Congresswoman Clarke currently resides in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, where she grew up.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 11/21/1964
Counties Representing
Kings
Queens