Press Releases

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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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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WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today delivered the following statement on the House floor during debate of H.Res. 32 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the tragic shooting in Tucson,…

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WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after news that Ashley Turton, former Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and wife of White House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs Dan Turton, passed…

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WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement about the news that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several others were shot at a public constituent meeting in Tucson, AZ this morning. “My prayers are with…

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s recent success capturing and killing major al Quaeda figures. Al Qaeda’s No. 3 leader, the chief operating officer, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid was confirmed killed…

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act.  This legislation invests in modernizing manufacturing, spurs American innovation through basic research and development and high risk/high…

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act.  This legislation creates jobs, including summer jobs, closes loopholes that…

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Historic Step Forward to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement following the passage of HR 5136, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2011. This bill…

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after Senators Kerry and Lieberman unveiled “The American Power Act,” the Senate’s version of clean energy jobs legislation that includes the Rural Energy Savings Program. “I…

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after news that the Obama Administration has launched efforts to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the health care industry using new tools provided by the…

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after House Republicans blocked passage of HR 5116 the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act—job-creating legislation that invests in American manufacturing modernization, spurs American innovation through investment in…

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