CLARKE ISSUES STATEMENT ON HER VOTE IN FAVOR OF PASSING THE PROTECTING OUR KIDS ACT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 9, 2022
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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) issued the following statement regarding her vote in favor of passing the omnibus gun control legislation, the Protecting Our Kids Act:
“Last night, I voted with my fellow House Democrats to pass the Protecting Our Kids Act – omnibus legislation intended to curb the gun violence crisis that has long struck our nation through meaningful, common sense gun control measures. From raising the purchasing age for a semi-automatic rifle to 21, to a ban on large-capacity magazines, to reformed firearm storage regulations, and much more, this legislation will serve as an impactful element in our efforts to overcome the horrors of gun violence. I am proud to have played my role in our vital fight to protect our kids, our communities, and generations to come,” said Congresswoman Clarke. “Now, as this package heads to the Senate where it will face an uphill struggle, I ask only that our Senators consider the fates of our children as they cast their votes.”
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 both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Committee on Homeland Security, where she serves as Chair of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee.