Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn released the following statement announcing that more provisions to hold credit card companies accountable and protect consumers will go into effect today as part of the Credit CARD Act – or…

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WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement congratulating Roslyn Brock on her election as the new chair of the NAACP: “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Roslyn Brock on her election to the chairmanship…

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today responded to the announcement by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about the successful resolution of the longstanding litigation known as Pigford II. The settlement agreement reached…

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement in response to the January jobs report from the Labor Department showing that 20,000 jobs were lost last month and the unemployment rate dropping to a…

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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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