Press Releases

April 6, 2021   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings: “Today Florida lost a committed public servant and the nation lost a passionate patriot. We in the Congressional Black…

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April 5, 2021   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Reverend Raphael Warnock announced the introduction of the bicameral Voter Empowerment Act, legislation originally authored in the House by civil rights icon Congressman…

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April 1, 2021   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan: “The French observer Alexis de Tocqueville once intoned, ‘The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than…

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March 25, 2021   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn delivered the following floor remarks today on the need to reform the Senate filibuster for voting rights and civil rights legislation: Click image to watch the full floor statement. As…

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March 18, 2021   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-06) and Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11) launched the House Democratic Manufacturing Working Group to examine key issues for strengthening the American manufacturing sector. In the wake of a global pandemic,…

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March 11, 2021   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today on House passage of H.R. 8, The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 and H.R. 1446, The Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021: “I am…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-06) introduced  H.R. 1783, the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, which authorizes over $94 billion to ensure unserved and underserved communities have affordable high-speed internet access. “Access to broadband today…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn delivered the following remarks today on the Floor in support of his legislation, H.R. 1446, The Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021: Click image to watch the full floor Statement “I…

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March 10, 2021   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-06) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor ahead of the final passage of the American Rescue Plan: Click image to watch full Floor clip As prepared for…

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March 4, 2021   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on House passage of the For the People Act and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act: “House Democrats are taking bold action to restore faith…

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March 3, 2021   

WASHINGTON, DC – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn issued the following joint statement on the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): “Neera Tanden is an outstanding public servant who has dedicated…

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March 2, 2021   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-6), reintroduced the “Enhanced Background Checks Act” in the 117th Congress. This legislation would close the so-called “Charleston Loophole” that currently allows the sale of a firearm to proceed…

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