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Congresswoman Clark’s Recent Efforts in Washington, D.C.

by Press Release
July 20, 2019

Recent press releases to the Holliston Reporter give details of Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s current efforts in Washington, D.C. 

Recent press releases to the Holliston Reporter give details of Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s current efforts in Washington, D.C. 

At a July 11, 2019, event, Congresswoman Clark brought MA gun reform leaders to Washington, D.C:

“Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5) hosted Mark Culliton, CEO of College Bound Dorchester, Elias Perea, College Readiness Advisor at College Bound Dorchester, and Brigadier General Jack Hammond, Executive Director of Home Base, three Massachusetts leaders in the gun violence reform movement, to Washington, D.C. to speak to the House Democratic Caucus on community-based gun violence. The event, which took place on Thursday, July 11, 2019, was part of a series of monthly policy roundtables hosted by Congresswoman Clark as part of her role within Democratic leadership…

“Within months of being in the majority, House Democrats passed two bills to strengthen the criminal background check system, reforms supported by 90% of Americans. Additionally, for the first time in decades, House Democrats invested $50 million in gun violence prevention research as part of the FY 2020 budget.”

On July 18, 2019, Congresswoman Clark voted to raise the minimum wage, giving 33 million Americans a long-overdue raise:

Today, Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Katherine Clark (MA-5) joined the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.R. 582, the Raise The Wage Act, which will increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. This is the longest stretch in U.S. history without an increase to the minimum wage and according to the Congressional Budget Office, is estimated to lift 1.3 million workers out of poverty, including 600,000 children.

“For the first time in more than a decade, we voted to raise the minimum wage. No one working a full time job in America should be living in poverty, yet this is the reality for so many people in our country. I am proud to join my Democratic colleagues to take this strong step to give working men and women across the country a well-deserved raise…

“This legislation strengthens not only our economy but also advances our fight for equality,” said Clark. “Right now, women make up two thirds of minimum wage workers and they also face a wage gap, holding back women, families, and our economy. By raising the minimum wage, we are giving over 20 million women the paycheck they deserve.”

 

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