Press Releases

February 9, 2018   

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — Congressman James E. Clyburn will moderate a forum on the life of Benjamin F. Payton, former President of Benedict College and Tuskegee University. The forum will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm…

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January 18, 2018   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) delivered the following statement today (as prepared for delivery): “Mr. Speaker, Republicans control the House, the Senate and the White House.  The responsibility to govern rests squarely on their…

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January 17, 2018   

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) published the following op-ed in the Charleston Post and Courier today: BY JAMES E. CLYBURN This week we are observing Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Many of us are celebrating by defending the…

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December 19, 2017   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) delivered the following statement during debate on H.R. 1 (as prepared for delivery): “Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the Ryan/McConnell tax scam bill.  This bill should…

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December 4, 2017   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) released the following statement today on the passing of Justice Ernest Finney: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Justice Ernest Finney, Jr.  He was a…

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November 29, 2017   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) released the following statement for the record on H.Res.630:   “Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.Res.630, which would require each Member, officer and employee of the…

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November 8, 2017   

Mr. Speaker, I rise to alert the American people to the tax scam that is the Republican “tax reform” proposal, unveiled last week. It is reported that President Trump wanted to call this bill, “cut, cut, cut.” That would have…

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August 29, 2017   

COLUMBIA, August 29, 2017 – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn will join leaders of the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina to celebrate the recent announcement of $13 million in federal funds from the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) to weatherize…

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June 27, 2017   

Washington, D.C. – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn delivered the following statement during House debate of H.R. 1135 which would reauthorize the HBCU Historic Preservation program for seven years.  The bill passed the House unanimously. (as prepared for delivery): “Mr….

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June 26, 2017   

ADVISORY: Sanders and Clyburn to Announce Act to Expand Community Health Center Funds WASHINGTON, June 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) will announce legislation today to dramatically expand and make permanent Community Health Center funding and programs that…

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Washington, D.C. – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn delivered the following remarks today on the Clyburn-Sanders Community Health Centers Bill (as prepared for delivery): “I am pleased to join Senator Sanders to introduce the Community Health Center and Primary Care…

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June 16, 2017   

Washington, D.C. – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement on the second anniversary of the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina: “In the wake of last Wednesday’s shooting, my thoughts and prayers continue…

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