Press Releases

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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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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January 13, 2010   

 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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January 8, 2010   

WASHINGTON, DC-House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released the following statement on the jobs report released by the Labor Department. “The December jobs report shows that recovering from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression is an uphill…

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