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 against prejudice and its repercussions. ‘All progress is precarious,” he said, ‘and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.’

“Dr. King exemplified the difference one person can make on the world.  As we remember him and his legacy this weekend, I believe we must reexamine his dream and consider what each of us can do to move our communities, our states and our nation closer to its realization.”