Press Releases

March 15, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Congressional Black Caucus: “I am proud to be serving in Congress during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the…

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March 11, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and major tsunami struck Japan: “It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the disaster in Japan this morning.  I extend my…

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March 9, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement after two budget bills to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year—a House-passed bill and a Senate Democratic sponsored bill—both failed in the Senate today. “Although…

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March 3, 2011   

Speaking at Historic Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Marking Bloody Sunday WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn will play a leading role in the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage this weekend, March 4 – 6, 2011, in Alabama….

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February 15, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after fifteen recipients were awarded the 2010 Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House. The award is the nation’s highest civilian…

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February 14, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement on President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012. The release of the president’s budget coincides with debate in the House on legislation funding the government for the…

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We Should Leave No Community Behind A Commentary by Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-06) Assistant Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives In my home state of South Carolina, Orangeburg County is home to a 5400 ft. runway airport, two Class…

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February 4, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on a report from the Department of Labor which showed that 36,000 jobs were added to the economy in January and the unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent,…

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February 3, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement after House GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan released budget levels for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. “Republicans are beginning to learn the meaning of ‘easier said than…

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January 25, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress. “Tonight the president reminded us that when we faced…

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January 19, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today delivered the following statement on the House floor regarding H.R. 2, the House Republican repeal of patients’ rights under the Affordable Care Act. “In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,…

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January 17, 2011   

These are sober days in America, and yet fortuitously, they coincide with our national celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In times like these, I often turn to Dr. King’s writings. They remind me…

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