Dec 22 2016
Congresswoman Clark's letter to her district
As 2016 comes to a close and we look ahead to the start of a new Congress, I wanted to share some highlights from our work.
In 2016, President Obama signed 4 of my bills into law, including legislation to fight the opioid epidemic and to strengthen maternal health programs. In total, the 114th Congress passed 7 of my bills and proposals to improve educational opportunity for vulnerable children, increase the quality of care for our youngest learners, develop care for infants affected by the opioid crisis, and to support the health and success of women and their families. We have met, worked with, and helped thousands in our community through our mobile office hours, Coffee with Katherine events, open forums, policy panels, and visits throughout the Commonwealth’s 5th district.
By making sure Congress hears your stories, we’ve been able to lead the national conversation on issues like gun violence, the opioid crisis, online abuse, protecting vulnerable families, defending science, and building an economy that works for everyone. I invite you to read a few stories about our work together in 2016:
Elle: Congresswoman Katherine Clark is Taking on The Trolls
Time Magazine: Meet the Woman Behind the Democratic Sit-in
Huffington Post: Congress Passes Groundbreaking Postpartum Legislation
Boston Globe: Mass. lawmakers focus on opioids
Please know that I am a resource for you. If you have ideas, questions, concerns, or need help with a federal matter give us a call or pay us a visit. For updates on our work, please follow me on Twitter and Facebook.
As always, I’m grateful that you’ve given me the opportunity to serve our community. I look forward to continuing our fight in Congress in 2017.
Member of Congress (MA-05)