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Freshman Rep. Breaks Streak

Last fall, Crypt alumna Josie Hearn highlighted the fact that freshman Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) was alone among her classmates in not having introduced a single bill or resolution on the House floor. 

“It was a slap in the face,” said a Clarke aide of the story, emphasizing that she wasn’t speaking for the congresswoman. “But we’re New Yorkers so we take it and keep it moving.”

Indeed she has. Clarke has since introduced eight bills or resolutions and this week saw another milestone. Her FAST Redress Act passed through the House unanimously on Wednesday.

The bill, which the New York Times has spoken favorably about, gives airline passengers misidentified as security threats a way to appeal the inclusion of their name on the list.

"We're very proud," said the Clarke aide.


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