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Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

Representing the 9th District of New York

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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 regularly briefed on the various ways hackers attempt to undermine the computer systems in almost every sector of our economy and government, I am determined keep our nation safe and ensure, through a comprehensive and reasoned homeland security policy, that New York and the nation never witness a tragedy like that ever again.

One of my first acts upon arriving in Congress was to support the passage of a bill to finally implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.  During my tenure in the House I have worked to secure New York City’s bridges, tunnels, buses and trains by pushing for funding for the Securing the Cities Initiative, worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to identify and fight new flu strains, and have worked to develop public-private partnerships and create a comprehensive strategy for protecting our nation from cyber-terrorism. I am also a strong advocate for ensuring that municipal and state emergency responders receive the resources they need for state-of-the-art and reliable communications and safety equipment that is vital in responding to a domestic attack or natural disaster.
 
At the beginning of every Congress, I take an oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”  I take this responsibility of keeping America safe very seriously and will continue to work toward an intelligent and comprehensive homeland security policy that combines effective counter-terrorism and keeps our borders secure.
 
 
 

More on Homeland Security

Jan 27, 2017 Press Release

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on Donald Trump’s executive order barring entry to the United States for the predominantly Muslims nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The order halts most refugee admissions for at least four months except for people who are religious minorities in their nation of origin, effectively preventing many refugees from the Syrian Civil War – the majority of whom are Muslim – from entering the United States.

Aug 31, 2015 Press Release

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international agreement between the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, China, European Union and Iran:

Jul 2, 2015 Press Release

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the announcement that Cuba and the United States have reached an agreement to reopen the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the United States Embassy in Havana.

Jun 30, 2015 In The News

"NEWARK, N.J. -- A New Jersey man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, the fifth such arrest of a tri-state area resident this month, the FBI said Monday."

 

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the decision by the Department of Homeland Security to extend the initial registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status from May 20, 2015, to Aug. 18, 2015, for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. On May 15, 2015, Congresswoman Clarke, with several members of the New York City Delegation to Congress, asked the Department of Homeland Security to extend the deadline to allow more eligible registrants to participate.

May 22, 2015 In The News