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Clark Statement on Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court Ruling

Congresswoman Katherine Clark released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case: “Today’s Supreme Court victory closes the chapter on one of the most significant civil rights battles of our lifetime and teaches us that progress becomes inevitable when we reach across longstanding divisions to demand nothing less than […]

House Backs Clark’s Push to Prioritize Investigations of Cyber Threats Against Women

The U.S. House of Representatives has formally supported Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s request to intensify investigation and prosecution of severe online threats against women. In appropriations instructions accompanying the House’s Department of Justice (DOJ) funding bill, the DOJ is specifically instructed to “intensify its efforts to combat this destructive abuse,” and to “increase investigations and prosecutions […]

Clark: New Study on Opiate-exposed Newborns Underscores Need for Immediate Action

Following a study released yesterday, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) are urging Congress to immediately act on legislation addressing the exponential rise of babies born with drug withdrawal. Research published in the Journal of Perinatology found that the number of infants suffering from withdrawal grew nearly five-fold from 2000 to 2012. […]

Clark Unveils Early Education Bill Combating Trauma in Young Children

On April 27 at a statewide summit of early education providers, Congresswoman Katherine Clark unveiled the Caring Start Act of 2015. Clark’s bill is aimed at helping children from birth to age 5 who experience higher barriers to learning due to chronic stress or trauma outside of school. Leading child care advocates assert that neglect, […]

Rep. Clark Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Help Newborns Suffering from Opiate Dependency

Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D- MA), Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced the Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015, legislation that takes proactive steps to help hospitals diagnose and treat newborns suffering from opiate exposure. Reports show the significant rise of opiate abuse has led to an alarming […]

Rep. Clark: Investigations of Cyber Threats Against Women Should be a Priority

Congresswoman Katherine Clark is calling on the Department of Justice to prioritize investigations and prosecutions of cyber abuse crimes targeting women. Although protections against violent online threats already exist, enforcement is drastically lagging. Of the estimated 2.5 million cases of cyber-stalking that occurred in the U.S. between 2010 and 2013, federal prosecutors pursued only 10 […]

Rep. Clark Reintroduces Bill Protecting Domestic Violence Victims & Pets

Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehitnen (R-FL) have introduced the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act of 2015, bipartisan legislation to help the estimated one-third of domestic violence victims who delayed leaving their abusive relationships out of concern for the wellbeing of their pets. The bill is H.R. 1258, and has 48 original […]

Markey: Today is Internet Freedom Day

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Open Meeting. “Tearing down barriers that prevent communities from developing local solutions when there is little or no choice of Internet service provider is one of the great challenges for […]

Cong. Clark to Bring Congressional Coffee Event to Departing Medford Square Bookstore

On Saturday, January 24, Congresswoman Katherine Clark will bring her regular Coffee with Katherine series to Medford Square’s Bestsellers Café. Set to close at the end of January, the independent bookstore and café first opened its doors to Medford in 1997, and has since become a favorite Medford hot spot as well as an ardent […]

Cong. Clark Named Assistant Whip for the 114th Congress

Congresswoman Katherine Clark has been appointed by U.S. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to serve as Assistant Whip in the 114th Congress. “Families at home are frustrated by the disconnect between their needs and the priorities in the Republican led Congress,” said Clark. “I am grateful to Congressman Hoyer for the opportunity to help Democrats […]