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Clarke Congratulates Historic Biden-Harris Administration

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, a Senior Member of the House Committee(s) on Homeland Security and Energy and Commerce, Co-chair of the Smart Cities Caucus, and Co-chair of the Multicultural Media Caucus, released the following statement congratulating the newly sworn-in Biden Harris Administration.

“From impeachment, to insurrection, to a historic day of inauguration, the last Administration has been nothing short of a tumultuous undertaking that has provoked division in ways America has never known. Our constitution’s safeguards have held firm and supported the peaceful transition of power from one Administration to the next. Indeed there is no tradition more crucial to our nation than this. The Biden-Harris Administration historically included the first Black Caribbean-Indian American woman, Vice President Kamala Devi Harris. As a woman of Caribbean descent, the historic nature of this accomplishment cannot be understated. This morning, being among the socially-distanced masses watching history being made, I was overcome with joy. My colleagues and I were filled with the optimism of building towards a united future and the possibility of continuing to legislate on behalf of not only our constituents
but the American public as a whole and our global contributions.
For many people of color, immigrants, and other minority communities, these past four years have been difficult. But today is not a day to dwell on the past. Today we look forward with hope for this great nation and rejoice that the will of the people has prevailed. To President Biden and Vice President Harris, I wish you all the best. God bless the United States of America.”


Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, including the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, and a senior member of the Committee on Homeland Security.

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