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
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
FC Member30-Something Working Group
FC MemberRevitalizing Older Cities Congressional Task Force
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls
Co-ChairReality Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberSkilled Workforce Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies
Co-ChairHaiti Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberSmart Contracting Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers' Rights Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Multicultural Media Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials
FC MemberCongressional Caucus of Former Local Elected Officials
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkiye Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Mamas' Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberElectrification Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
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 MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


There is no place like home. I should know - I still reside at my childhood home in Flatbush, experiencing firsthand the issues faced by Brooklynites. Both of my parents immigrated from Jamaica in search of a better life for themselves and their families. As a child, my mother, former New York City Council Member Dr. Una S. T. Clarke, ensured that I understood the importance of community activism and how to affect real change in our society. Her efforts and my passion for our community inspired me to follow in her footsteps, making us the first mother-daughter succession in New York City Council history. First elected to Congress in 2006, I am currently serving as the only Black woman in the New York delegation. I have worked tirelessly to improve the lives and opportunities of constituents in New York's 9th Congressional District (NY-9) - one of the nation's most diverse districts. Since being elected, I have served as the chair, co-chair and/or founding member of several committees and caucuses including the Homeland Security Committee, Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, Medicare for All Caucus, Small Business Committee, Congressional Black Caucus Immigration Task Force, Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Vice-Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee. From housing, to immigration reform, education, and healthcare, I am proud of the work I have accomplished on behalf of the 9th District, having effectively represented my constituents while Democrats controlled the House and when we faced fierce opposition from Republicans at the beginning of my first term. Given the current political climate, it is important that the 9th Congressional district is represented by someone who understands how policymaking works on both the local and federal level. During my time in office, I have passed legislation that increased funding for STEM programs. I support a student loan bailout program and free college for all. I am proud to have been instrumental in passing H.R. 4137, which created a discretionary grant program that encourages educational pursuits and job skill acquisition for individuals in state and federal prisons. Healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. I am a vocal supporter of Medicare for All as the best path to achieving the overarching goal of universal coverage. Alongside my progressive colleagues, I fought against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act - the same act that I worked tirelessly to pass while representing NY-9 in 2010. In response to the opioid crisis our nation is facing, I introduced and passed H.R. 5590, the Opioid Addiction Action Plan, which would require the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid (CMS) to develop an "Opioid Addiction Action Plan" with stakeholder feedback and regular reporting. I've also been a vocal advocate against the defunding of Planned Parenthood, which serves many essential needs for women and families in our community. It comes as no surprise that our housing crisis has reached a tipping point, especially in NY-9. As such, last year I introduced the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act (H.R.4984) to help renters in Brooklyn and beyond by cutting rent in subsidized developments and calling for the reformulation of area median income on which HUD bases affordable housing costs. Furthermore, I introduced legislation that aims to block the use of facial recognition technology in federally assisted dwelling units. I will continue to introduce, co-sponsor, and support legislation that favors economic opportunity and small businesses while holding corporate America responsible for their actions, both environmental and economic. I believe that the American dream should be accessible to everyone - including our immigrant and undocumented communities. I took action by introducing the ASPIRE Act, a bipartisan solution that would provide relief to all temporary protected status (TPS) eligible individuals, along with the Protect Our Sanctuary Cities Act to target former President Trump's executive restrictions on sanctuary cities. As a devoted public servant, I will continue pressing forward to ensure that America is a fair and just country for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or religion. Brooklyn is the birthplace of the Resistance and I am a proud member. Join me in the fight.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 11/21/1964
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