Congresswoman Yvette Clarke was elected to represent New York’s Ninth Congressional district in 2006 after a six-year career in the City Council. She serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and within that on the Subcommittees on Communications and Technology, Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, and Oversight and Investigations. The Congresswoman also sits on the House Small Business Committee.
The Congresswoman has been a reliable source of support in Congress for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Rep. Clarke was an advocate for a diplomatic solution to defang Iran’s nuclear threat and has been a consistent voice in favor of the two-state solution. Clarke fought efforts to expel the Palestinian Authority diplomatic delegation from Washington, D.C. and cast her vote in favor of the Iran nuclear deal in 2015. In the 115th Congress (2017-2019), she opposed both unconstitutional “anti-BDS” bills and put her name to three letters of concern on Middle East affairs. She was an early cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.