Welcoming the Honorable Katherine M. Clark to the House of Representativesby Representative Richard E. Neal
Posted on 2013-12-12
NEAL. Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to introduce Katherine
M. Clark, with the always important reminder that there are fewer than
12,000 men and women who have had the honor in American history of
taking this oath.
This institution has been home to Presidents of the United States, members of the Supreme Court, and members of the United States Senate who have gone far and wide in helping America to succeed every day.
Katherine Clark, one of those individuals who has now joined this important and august body, succeeds, again, a very favorite colleague of ours who served in this institution with distinction for 37 years, Senator Ed Markey.
Mr. Speaker, Katherine Clark is well grounded in local government, having served at the school committee level. She served in the legislature as a member of the House of Representatives and as a member of the Massachusetts Senate. She has also served time as a prosecutor. She is well-distinguished in the State of Massachusetts and won a very handsome victory.
It is an honor for me to submit to you for the first time the Honorable Katherine M. Clark from the State of Massachusetts.
The SPEAKER. The gentlewoman from Massachusetts is recognized.