Wm. Lacy (Lacy) Clay (D-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.2406
FAX: 202.226.3717
District: 314.367.1970
District FAX: 314.367.1341
Room 2428 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2501

Residence: St. Louis, MO
Elected: 2000    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Ivie Lewellen (div.)   DOB: 7/27/1956
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
FC MemberMissouri River Flood Working Group
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion
FC MemberCongressional Mississippi River Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional African Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus
FC MemberIran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Croatian Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bosnia
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberRock and Roll Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberIndependent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
Counties Representing
St. Louis City / St. Louis


Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay is Missouri's senior Democrat in Congress.

Mr. Clay, who is currently serving his 10th term, was first elected to the U. S. House in 2000 after serving 17-years in both chambers of the Missouri State legislature. He succeeded his father, the Honorable Bill Clay.

The Congressman is the Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development & Insurance.

In that leadership role, he is fighting to restore consumer protection, fair housing and a real chance for millions of working families to achieve the American dream. Chairman Clay has also made it his special mission to take on the discriminatory and destructive practice of red-lining in minority neighborhoods by banks, insurance companies and appraisers who have been allowed to exclude entire sections of American cities on the basis of race.

Mr. Clay is also a senior member of the Oversight and Reform Committee, which has major oversight and investigative responsibilities for the operations of the federal government. In that role, Congressman Clay will pursue the facts about alleged collusion, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice wherever they lead.

Congressman Clay is also on the front lines of protecting our environment as a proud member of the House Natural Resources Committee where he continues his outspoken advocacy for renewable energy, clean air, safe water and doing something about climate change before it is too late. The Congressman has also led the fight to clean up dangerous radiological and toxic waste at Superfund sites such as the West Lake Landfill, the former Carter Carburetor site and the former St. Louis Army Ammunition plant. Mr. Clay is also a champion for protecting wilderness refuges, fragile coastal areas, and National Parks.

Congressman Clay is also a fearless advocate for the 1st Amendment, press freedom, artistic expression and he has defended free speech in federal court.

Wm. Lacy Clay is a native St. Louisan.

He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Mr. Clay also holds honorary degrees from Lincoln University, Harris-Stowe State University, the University of the District of Columbia and Logan College.

Congressman Clay is the proud father of Carol and Will.

He and his wife Patricia reside in St. Louis and they attend St. Nicholas' Catholic Church.

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