Yvette (Yvette) D. Clarke (D-USH09)
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FAX: 202.226.0112
District: 718.287.1142
District FAX: 718.287.1223
Room 2058 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3209

Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2020
DOB: 11/21/1964
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-ChairCongressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls
Co-ChairReality Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
FC MemberSmart Contracting Caucus
FC MemberRevitalizing Older Cities Congressional Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Investment in America's Skilled Workforce Caucus
FC Member30-Something Working Group
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers Rights Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus Multicultural Media
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
Counties Representing
Kings / Queens


Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, CD, a Brooklyn native proud of her Jamaican heritage, attended the New York City public schools, graduated from Oberlin College, and was a recipient of the prestigious APPAM/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis.

Prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Clarke served on the New York City Council, representing the Fortieth District in Brooklyn.

She succeeded her pioneering mother, former City Council Member Dr. Una S. T. Clarke, making them the first mother-daughter succession in the history of the City Council.

As the representative of the Ninth Congressional District of New York, she has dedicated herself to continuing the legacy of excellence established by the late Honorable Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman and Caribbean American elected to Congress.

As an activist, a community organizer and now as a legislator, Congresswoman Clarke's boldness, compassion and love for the people has allowed her to become an effective leader and an outspoken advocate on numerous issues of great importance to her constituents.

In the 116th Congress, Congresswoman Clarke serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security. She was elected as Vice Chair of the full Energy and Commerce Committee on January 15th, 2019.

Congresswoman Clarke has demonstrated her capacity for leadership as Chair of the Multicultural Media Caucus, dedicated to eliminating stereotypes in the media and expanding ownership to include communities of color, as Co-Chair of the Smart Cities Caucus which serves as an informal group of Members dedicated to issues related to the transformation of our communities to smart cities, how it will bring about innovation and technological change, and the role that Congress can play in this transformation.

She is also the Co-Chair of the Black Women & Girls Caucus, which develops programs to support the aspirations of African American women of all ages, and is the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus' Immigration Task Force.

Additionally, Congresswoman Clarke serves as Co-Chair of the Caribbean Caucus, where she has works to build the relationship between the United States and the Caribbean community (CARICOM) on matters of trade, immigration reform, and direct investment through development programs.

Congresswoman Clarke currently resides in the neighborhood where she grew up, in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

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