Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC- House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.J.Res. 45, the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act 2009, or PAYGO, legislation that requires spending increases to be offset by spending cuts.  The…

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WASHINGTON, DC- House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement on the reevaluation of the military policy known as, “Don’t ask don’t tell.” “In his State of the Union address the President declared that he will work…

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WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement in commemoration of Black History Month: “During the month of February we acknowledge the rich history and accomplishments of people of African descent everywhere. Black history is American…

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WASHINGTON, DC- House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement on President Obama’s Budget request for the 2011 fiscal year: “The federal budget is a moral document which reflect the priorities of the American people.  In these…

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WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the positive GDP report which shows the U.S. economy grew 5.7 percent in the last quarter of 2009, the fastest pace in six years. “Our economy’s robust…

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn is being inducted today into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta, GA.  Below is Clyburn’s statement. “I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition joining some with…

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WASHINGTON, DC-Last night President Obama signed into law HR 4462, bipartisan legislation to allow individuals who make contributions to the relief effort in Haiti to claim the donations as an itemized charitable deduction on their 2009 tax return.  Absent this…

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WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement today after the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee overturned the ban on corporate contributions to election campaigns. “With this ruling, the Supreme Court has overturned…

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WASHINGTON, DC-The House of Representatives today unanimously approved HR 4462, bipartisan legislation to allow individuals who make charitable contributions to the relief effort in Haiti to claim the donations as an itemized charitable deduction on their 2009 tax return.  Absent…

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WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed on January 18, 2009. “Dr. King often admonished us not to rest on our laurels and to guard…

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WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn and House Republican Whip Eric Cantor along with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) and Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today announced plans to introduce bipartisan legislation to allow individuals…

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 House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn released the following statement today in response to the recent earthquake in Haiti. Americans seeking information about relatives in Haiti should contact the State Department Operations Center at 1-888-407-4747. “Today I join Americans and…

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