Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has been selection by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to become a member of the prestigious Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Established in 1795, the Energy and Commerce Committee has operated continuously for more than 200 years.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected by my colleagues to become a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which holds broad authority to build prosperity for every American in the 21st Century,” said Clarke, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn.
The Energy and Commerce Committee is responsible for consumer protection, food safety, energy development, public health, communications, the environment, and interstate and international commerce.
Clarke said it has a “critical role in the development of our economy and in determining whether all families will share in our prosperity.
“I am committed to supporting the work of the community I represent in Brooklyn, which has become renowned as a center of innovation and includes some of the best hospitals and most dedicated health care workers, as well as businesses and trade associations that buy and sell products from around the world,” she said.
“As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, I will have an opportunity to expand on my efforts to build an economy that works for all Americans, here in Brooklyn and across the United States,” she added.
“I want to thank both my colleagues and my constituents in Brooklyn for their faith in my commitment to create a better future for the generations that will follow us,” continued Clarke, who is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.
She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, including Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay and Windsor Terrace.