Press Releases

July 25, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on Speaker Boehner’s plan to raise the debt ceiling: “I believe Speaker Boehner is overstating the support for his plan and the likelihood it will ever make it…

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July 23, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Norway yesterday: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the Norwegian people after the senseless terrorist attacks. “Americans stand in solidarity with all Norwegians…

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July 22, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to jeopardize our nation’s financial future by walking out on negotiations: “The President and Congressional Democrats have proven we are willing to…

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July 20, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement on the deficit reduction plan proposed by a bipartisan group of senators: “This is a serious proposal, and I commend the participants for working together on a bipartisan,…

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July 19, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today commented on the House Republican Majority’s latest extreme budget proposal. “As we approach the 200-day mark of the Republican Majority in the House, instead of offering thoughtful legislation to create jobs and…

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July 15, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn joined the Democratic Leadership at a press conference to discuss this morning’s Democratic Caucus meeting.  Following are excerpts of his remarks. “There’s a thought that … I first heard it annunciated by then-Vice President Hubert…

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July 6, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today announced the appointment of Patrick Devlin as the new Communications Director in his Leadership office.  Devlin is a veteran Congressional staffer of 21 years, having served in various…

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June 30, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the 45th Anniversary of Medicare: “Tomorrow we will commemorate the 45th anniversary of Medicare, which is very fitting as we begin a weekend of celebrating the anniversary…

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June 29, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on President Obama’s press conference today: “Today the President did just what the Republicans asked him to do.  He told the American people where he stands on reducing…

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June 23, 2011   

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the Republicans pulling out of today’s Biden talks on deficit reduction: “No one believed these negotiations would be easy. It is going to take Democrats and Republicans…

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WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on President Obama’s plan for troop withdrawals from Afghanistan: “President Obama tonight delivered on his promise to begin responsibly drawing down our troops in Afghanistan.  Eighteen months ago…

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WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement to release some of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves: “I applaud the Obama Administration’s announcement today that they will release 30 million barrels of…

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