Katherine Clark was first elected to the U.S. House in a special election in 2013, and she has wasted no time in advancing a pro-environment agenda in Congress.
Prior to her election to Congress, Clark served in the Massachusetts State Senate and the State House. Before holding elected office, Clark worked as general counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services and chief of the Policy Division for the Massachusetts Attorney General.
Since coming to Congress in 2013, Clark has proven to be an environmental leader. She has supported several pieces of legislation to incentivize clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives. As a member of the Natural Resources Committee, Clark has been an advocate for protecting public lands and wildlife. She is also a member of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, and the Safe Climate Caucus.
Clark has been elected to her first full term in the U.S. House filling the seat previously held by Ed Markey, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2013 and has a lifetime score of 94% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2013.
In her own words:
“Preserving our environment, conserving our resources, and mitigating the impact of climate change are some of the most significant issues of our time and a fundamental responsibility to future generations. I have made addressing these issues a high priority in Congress, and have participated in a number of efforts to support a healthy environment.”
*Note that no "Key Issues" appear on this page because there is no 2013-2014 LCV Congressional Questionnaire on file for Representative Clark.