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THE CONGRESSIONAL HAITI CAUCUS AND CARIBBEAN CAUCUS CO-CHAIRS RELEASE STATEMENT REGARDING THE RECENT EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke founding Co-chair of the Congressional Caribbean and Haiti Caucuses, along with Congressional Haiti Caucus Co-chairs Congressmembers Andy Levin (MI-09), Val Demings (FL-10), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Stacey Plaskett (VI-at-large), and Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement regarding the recent earthquake in Haiti: 

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti, especially in the Department of Nippes and the nearby cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie, as well as any others in surrounding countries affected by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck near the town of Petit Trou de Nippes early this morning,” said the Chairs of the Congressional Haiti Caucus. “This earthquake could not have come at a worse time for the people of Haiti; the nation is in the throes of a political crisis, the effects of the compounding COVID-19 pandemic, and is still recovering from the disastrous earthquake that hit the island’s southern peninsula more than a decade ago.  We remain committed to championing adequate aid to the region, supporting bilateral relations and policies that will ensure Haiti’s full economic and political recovery, and the emergence of a durable, Haitian-led democracy.”

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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 Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Taskforce on Immigration,  a Senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and a Senior Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2021

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