Press Releases

June 16, 2017   

Washington, D.C. – Congressman James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, Assistant Democratic Leader, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address.  In this week’s address, Assistant Leader Clyburn wished House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and those involved in the Alexandria baseball practice shooting…

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May 25, 2017   

Washington, DC – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on Army Corps of Engineers Funding Announcements: “Yesterday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced its allocations of the funds provided in the omnibus appropriations bill for 2017,…

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May 23, 2017   

Washington, DC – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2018: “Budgets are about much more than dollars and cents. They are value statements, American values.  Today Donald Trump…

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May 16, 2017   

Growing up in a church parsonage, the eldest son of a fundamentalist Christian minister, grounded me securely in faith and family. My dad’s sermons, which were based in Old Testament scriptures as often as they were in the New Testament,…

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May 11, 2017   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement on the signing of an executive order establishing a Presidential Advisory Commission on ‘Election Integrity’ and Russian meddling: Clyburn statement: “President Trump’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission is…

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May 4, 2017   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) delivered the following statement during debate on H.R. 1628 (as prepared for delivery): “Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the Republicans’ Pay More, For Less Health Care…

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March 7, 2017   

WASHINGTON – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) published the following op-ed on the Huffington Post today: HBCUs Are National Treasures, Show Them The Money The recent dust-up over President Trump’s sudden interest in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and…

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December 20, 2016   

Clyburn statement on the President signing the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which includes the new Water Resources Development Act: “The WIIN Act includes provisions that will expand the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency.  This longstanding…

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November 30, 2016   

Congressman James E. Clyburn released the following statement after the House Democratic Caucus elected him by acclamation to another term as Assistant Democratic Leader: “I thank all my House Democratic colleagues for the faith and confidence they have expressed in…

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November 18, 2016   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC) released the following statement today: “Donald Trump’s recent staffing and nomination announcements are a sad but predictable continuation of his spiteful, divisive campaign,” said Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn.  “Steve…

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November 16, 2016   

WASHINGTON, DC – House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC) today is sending a letter to Democratic colleagues announcing his intention to run for Assistant Democratic Leader in the 115th Congress.  Below is the text of the letter. Dear…

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October 26, 2016   

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) published the following op-ed on the Diverse Issues In Higher Education today: The legacy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is one of significant courage and steadfast determination. HBCUs are among America’s national…

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