Clarke is the representative for New York’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Clarke is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for New York’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 2007 to 2012.
Clarke is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Clarke has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 28, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Yvette Clarke sits on the following committees:
Clarke was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4739 (116th): Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act
- H.R. 5238 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York, as the “Major Robert Odell Owens Post …
- H.R. 5583 (115th): To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require States to annually report on certain adult health quality measures, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5929 (115th): United States Virgin Islands Small Business Contracting Assistance Act of 2018
- H.R. 1693 (115th): Improving Contract Procurement for Small Businesses through More Accurate Reporting Act of 2017
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Clarke sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (24%) Science, Technology, Communications (21%) Environmental Protection (13%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Commerce (10%) Taxation (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Clarke recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8178: To require the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to carry …
- H.Res. 1138: Expressing support for the designation of September 2022 as “National Leading Entertainment and …
- H.R. 7739: Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act of 2022
- H.R. 6860: Latonya Reeves Freedom Act of 2022
- H.R. 6580: Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2022
- H.R. 6103: Consumer Online Payment Transparency and Integrity Act
- H.R. 5836: Enhancing DIVERSITY Data Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2007 to Jun 2022, Clarke missed 434 of 10,578 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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