Katherine Clark ~ U.S. House, District 5

Katherine Clark

Clark earned her B.A. from St. Lawrence University, M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and J.D. from Cornell Law School. Her professional experience includes working as General Counsel of the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, Prosecutor for the Colorado Attorney General's Office and Federal Court Clerk for the Honorable Alfred A. Arraj.

Katherine’s career in public service is driven by her commitment to helping children and families succeed. She is a vocal advocate for ending wage discrimination, protecting women’s health care, access to affordable, high-quality child care, paid family leave, safer schools, and other reforms to address the challenges women and families face. She believes that Congress must work to end the glaring disconnect between the needs of families at home and priorities in Washington.

On healthcare . . .

Katherine is "committed to fighting for equal access to healthcare. [She has] stood up to the Republicans’ attempts to bully Planned Parenthood, fought to make sure we don’t go backward on pre-existing conditions and used my position on the Appropriations Committee to increase funding for NIH. [She] was proud to introduce and pass the first bill ever to provide grant funding specifically for Postpartum Depression."

On the environment . . .

Katherine is "proud to have supported a range of important policies designed to combat this threat, including the Green New Deal resolution, the Clean Power Plan, increased federal funding for climate research, and building partnerships to design smarter, better climate and ocean monitoring technology."

Plans for Economy

In an interview with MSNBC, Katherine said “Child care is essential and it is part of our economic and educational infrastructure." "We simply cannot have a healthy economy and [ensure] that our children are reaching their full opportunity without stabilizing and investing in the child care sector”

Education Policy

"In 2015, [she] worked with my colleagues to revise the outdated law known as No Child Left Behind, replacing it with a new federal K-12 policy that provided much-needed flexibility to local educators."

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