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Katherine Clark marks $1.8M in funding for Framingham in education, health care

FRAMINGHAM — When he enters college, Derrick Vervil can lean on a "support system" he has created with the help of a local early college program. Since he was in eighth grade, the Framingham High School sophomore has participated in the MetroWest Scholars Early Start program — a team effort between Framingham State University and MassBay Community College. Students in Milford or Framingham public schools are exposed to in-demand professional fields, such as business, education and criminology, as...
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'We are on the verge of a dystopian nightmare': Rep. Katherine Clark responds to Roe v. Wade draft opinion

Reactions continues to pour in from Massachusetts lawmakers in response to a new report that appears to show that the U.S. Supreme Court is ready to overturn the landmark 1973 abortion rights decision Roe V. Wade. Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark joined GBH Morning Edition hosts Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel to discuss the draft opinion and what it means for the country. This transcript has been edited for clarity and length.

How Congresswoman Katherine Clark Gets It Done

Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark doesn’t hesitate to outline the challenges members of Congress face: an unrelenting schedule, frustrating deadlocks in the legislative process, long periods of time away from family, threats on a regular basis, extreme political polarization, a steady diet of bad airport food — the list goes on. And yet, if she could travel back nine years ago, to when she first ran for Massachusetts’s Fifth Congressional District, she’d do it all over again. “When I meet constituents who we’ve been able to help find housing, access health care, it’s all worth it,” she says. “Those policies and changes that we fight for in our caucus — reshuffling that deck to put the American people on top — it really is just … I can’t imagine a better sense of fulfillment and mission than the work we’re doing at this time.”

Former Rhode Island Governor turned Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark, US Attorney General Merrick Garland test positive for COVID

Coronavirus is sweeping through Washington, with several politicians reporting positive tests in recent days. Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark and two Biden administration cabinet members — Former Rhode Island governor turned Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Merrick Garland — have tested positive for COVID-19 and will quarantine at home, according to their offices.

Jen Murphy, Public Health Director, virtual guest of Rep. Katherine Clark at State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) invited Winchester’s Public Health Director Jennifer Murphy as well as other public health officials from across Massachusetts’ Fifth District as her virtual guests to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. She met virtually with her guests ahead of President Biden’s address to thank them for their selfless work throughout the pandemic and discuss how the American Rescue Plan’s investments in local government, COVID-19 mitigation, and public health generally helped to keep their communities protected and safe.

Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark calls Mass. public health directors ‘heroes,’ invites them to be virtual State of the Union guests

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark invited several Massachusetts public health directors to be virtual guests to Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, describing the key officials as unsung heroes who’ve taken leading roles in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic all while driving the day-to-day work of keeping towns and cities healthy.

Rep. Katherine Clark shares the story of her miscarriage amid threats to Roe v. Wade

January marked the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — and many don’t expect the case’s precedent to survive to 50 as the Supreme Court weighs a case that could overturn the landmark ruling on the right to legal abortion. Rep. Katherine Clark, assistant House speaker and Mass. Fifth District representative, recently spoke out in support of Roe v. Wade, not just on a matter of policy, but from personal experience.

Rep. Katherine Clark shares story of her miscarriage to draw attention to impacts of restrictions on reproductive rights

“If there were bounty hunters when I suffered a miscarriage, would my routine surgery have been readily available to me?”. Rep. Katherine Clark is sharing the story her own miscarriage, using her personal experience to draw attention to the efforts underway across the country to restrict reproductive rights and access to basic care.

U.S. Representative Katherine Clark Moves Within Her District

Fifth District U.S. Representative Katherine Clark is moving a little bit closer to Logan Airport as she rises through the U.S. House ranks in Washington. Clark and her husband are planning to transition to a new life in Revere, after raising their kids in Melrose, where Clark lived while serving in the Massachusetts House and Senate.