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Yvette C.
Democrat NY 9

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    by Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    Posted on 2014-12-11

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    CLARKE of new york in the house of representatives Thursday, December 11, 2014 Ms. CLARKE of New York. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to stand with my colleagues today to honor the Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, my sorority sister and friend as she nears the completion of her term as the 23rd Chair of the CBC. Congresswoman Fudge is only the seventh woman to serve as the Chair of our Caucus and she has led the way in our fight to tackle difficult issues during her two-year term as Chairwoman.

    She is an attorney, a businesswoman, former president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a former mayor and has been an outstanding leader of the conscience of the Congress.

    Chairwoman Fudge has an exceptional record of achievements as the Chairwoman of the CBC. Under her leadership, the CBC has continued to be the voice of people of color and the underrepresented throughout our great nation and the world. Whether it was civil rights, voting rights, job creation, comprehensive immigration reform, health care, fighting poverty, or education, Chairwoman Fudge reached across the aisle to build coalitions to work on behalf of all people.

    I want to personally thank Marcia Fudge for being not only a friend but also my mentor. She has been an invaluable resource to me and I truly appreciate her.

    I agree with our former colleague, the great Shirley Chisholm who once said, ``You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.'' Chairwoman Fudge embodies this sentiment as the leader of the CBC.

    I look forward to working with Congresswoman Fudge in the future and the rest of my Colleagues in the CBC during the 114th Congress as we continue to be the conscience of the Congress.


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