Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

Representing the 9th District of New York

Issues

Affordable Housing

The lack of affordable housing for low and moderate income families is the nation's No. 1 housing problem. This problem endangers family security and community stability on a national level. Slow wage increases and rising rents have made it nearly im...

Caribbean Issues

As a second generation Jamaican American, I am deeply rooted in my Caribbean heritage. In addition, as the Representative of a one of the most diverse districts in the country, full of first and second generation Caribbean Americans, I am committed t...
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Education

Elementary and Secondary Education: In 2001, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act, representing this nation’s commitment to closing the achievement gap and helping all children learn by holding states and schools accountable for student acade...
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Energy and Environment

Investing in alternative sources of energy is critical to our nation’s economic recovery, national security, global competitiveness, and the future of our planet. As a Member of House Committee on Homeland Security, I understand that our energy inde...

Gun Violence Prevention

The United States has an issue with the illegal use of firearms, this cannot be denied. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention & Control and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, guns took the lives of 32,163 Americans...
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Healthcare Reform

We need comprehensive health care reform that will provide all Americans access to affordable, high-quality health care. Today we are confronted with a health care system that is broken. 47 million people are uninsured, and many more cannot afford t...
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Homeland Security

I am currently serving as the only Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security from New York City, I am uniquely positioned and keenly aware of the numerous threats facing our nation. Having witnessed the horror of 9/11 first-hand and being re...
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Immigration

As the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, I am acutely aware of our nation’s proud and unique immigrant history. Since its founding, our great nation has been a beacon of hope for those fleeing persecution and seeking opportunity. Nowhere is this legac...
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Labor

America’s dependable labor force has built the roads and bridges on which we travel, the homes and businesses in which we live and work, and has powered our nation through wars. Our nation is better because of their hard work and they deserve our gra...
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Small Business

Small businesses, generally defined as private for profit firms with fewer than 500 employees, are the key to the health of the U.S. economy. Small businesses represent 99.7% of all employer firms, employ about half of all private sector employees, p...
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

How the Economic Stimulus is Helping Brooklyn In February 2009, the Congress passed and the President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. The $787 billion economic stimulus bill has slowly been reaching our local communities ...