Press Releases

February 18, 2010   

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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February 5, 2010   

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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February 4, 2010   

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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February 2, 2010   

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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February 1, 2010   

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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January 29, 2010   

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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January 23, 2010   

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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January 21, 2010   

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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January 20, 2010   

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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January 15, 2010   

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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