Press Releases

January 13, 2022 Press Release
“The inequities that are built into our economy are born out of the same systems of misogyny that tell us how to wear our hair,” writes Clark

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In case you missed it, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) wrote an op-ed for WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station, about her decision to stop coloring her hair and the double standards women face. 


January 13, 2022 Press Release
House passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act which combines key elements of the House-passed John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Senate’s Freedom to Vote Act


January 11, 2022 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) called on the Sergeant at Arms to further protect the Capitol community by requiring Members who break House rules by refusing to wear masks to attend the House Floor and vote from the isolation boxes in the House Gallery. 

January 6, 2022 Press Release
“Democracy cannot survive voter suppression laws that substitute the will of the people for the will of a few.” 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, a year after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) wrote an op-ed for Newsweek about the horrors of January 6, 2021 and the path to move forward: abolishing the filibuster and securing voting rights for every American.  

December 21, 2021 Press Release
The cost of home heating is estimated to increase by 30 percent this winter; Letter requests information regarding implementation and sustainability of LIHEAP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA-5) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) led a bicameral letter urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the ongoing energy crisis and its impact on families served by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The letter is co-led by Congresswomen Gwen S. Moore (D-WI-4) and Sylvia R.

December 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) joined the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) in a joint response to Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) comments that he would not vote for the Build Back Better Act. The letter is also led by DWC Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), Vice Chairs Congresswo

December 9, 2021 Press Release
Protecting Our Democracy Act also includes a provision authored by the Assistant Speaker that would prohibit the President, Vice President, and Cabinet members from contracting with the federal government


October 22, 2021 Press Release
Legislation will ensure that millions of working mothers have the access and protections they need to breastfeed in the workplace

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-05) celebrated the House passage of the PUMP (Providing Urgent Maternal Protections) for Nursing Mothers Act. This bill, introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), will ensure that millions of mothers in the workplace have the access and protections they need to breastfeed should they choose to do so.

September 24, 2021 Press Release
The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) would safeguard against anti-abortion laws like Mississippi’s 15-week ban, that will be argued in front of the Supreme Court in December

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) voted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion care, nationwide.

July 29, 2021 Press Release
House-passed FY22 spending bills make historic investments on behalf of American families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) celebrated the passage of nine Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills.