Press Releases

April 21, 2010   

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after the House passed S. 1963, The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. This legislation provides support to family and others who care for disabled,…

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April 19, 2010   

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn released the following statement today in response to announcements by United Healthcare and WellPoint that they will expand coverage to young adults ahead of a requirement under the new health reform…

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April 15, 2010   

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after the passing of Civil Rights Leader Benjamin L. Hooks. “Benjamin L. Hooks left his mark on American society.  He emerged as an inspiring leader during…

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WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, a founding member of the group, today commented on the 50th Anniversary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Clyburn, then a student at South Carolina State College attended the meeting on the campus…

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April 10, 2010   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader, Dr. Dorothy Height. “Dr. Dorothy Height was the matriarch of the civil rights movement and dedicated her life fighting…

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March 21, 2010   

Clyburn Floor Statement on Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives in favor of H.R. 4872, Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act, landmark…

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March 18, 2010   

WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after President Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act into law. The initiative is expected to create thousands of well paying jobs and was passed…

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Largest Deficit Reduction in 17 Years, Covers 32 Million More Americans WASHINGTON, DC-House  Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement after House Democrats released a health insurance reform package that the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office(CBO) anticipates will cut…

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March 10, 2010   

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) tonight released a new score for the health insurance reform legislation as revised by the 9-page manager’s amendment introduced today.  The CBO found the revised legislation reduces the deficit even more-$143 billion in the first 10 years. Four key…

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Creating Jobs, Saving Money, Reducing Pollution WASHINGTON, DC -A bipartisan coalition of Senate and House Members today were joined by rural electric cooperatives and energy industry leaders to introduce legislation establishing a Rural Energy Savings Program to create jobs, save…

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WASHINGTON, DC- House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today joined Speaker Pelosi and other Congressional leaders in a meeting with President Rene Preval of Haiti to discuss earthquake recovery efforts.  Before the meeting, President Preval, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Whip…

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March 5, 2010   

WASHINGTON,DC–House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement after the Labor Department announced the unemployment rate held steady in February at 9.7%, surpassing expectations: “I am encouraged by today’s Labor Department report detailing our job market’s steady…

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