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Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

Representing the 9th District of New York

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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the Protect Our Sanctuary Cities Act, a bill she introduced that would end Donald Trump’s executive restrictions on sanctuary cities and prohibit the expenditure of funds to enforce these provisions.

Feb 10, 2017 Press Release

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the Haiti Emergency Relief Act of 2017, a bill she introduced which would dramatically expand the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program to include all Haitian nationals who were in the United States prior to November 4, 2016. The bill would grant eighteen months of TPS to every eligible individual.

Feb 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released the following statement on a resolution she introduced today commending former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend 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.

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Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the nomination of Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court:

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.

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on Donald Trump’s executive orders expanding immigration raids across the United States and starting construction on a wall at our border with Mexico.

The orders also penalize communities such as New York City that offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants.

Jan 16, 2017 Press Release

“Initially, I was inclined to attend the inauguration of the 45th president of our great nation. Like most Americans, I have viewed presidential inaugurations as a ceremonial rite of passage, and representing the people of the Ninth Congressional District of New York at the transition in the governance of our nation was understood as a tradition.

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement to commemorate the One Hundred Fourth Anniversary of the founding of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an international sorority of which she is a member:

Jan 6, 2017 Press Release

“Both the United States and Israel have pledged to support a negotiated settlement that guarantees the security of the State of Israel and establishes a peaceful Palestinian state – commonly known as the ‘two-state solution.’ Any final status agreement will depend on direct bilateral negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

Jan 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on rules adopted by Republicans in the House of Representatives to punish members for recording videos or taking pictures on the floor of the chamber, a tactic used in June 2016 to broadcast speeches calling for common-sense gun safety regulations on social media.

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