WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn announced longtime Communications Director Patrick J. Devlin, Sr. plans to retire in the New Year after three decades of Congressional service to explore new opportunities.

“I appreciate Patrick’s contributions to this office and to the country,” Whip Clyburn said.  “He has been an important member of my staff, and I wish him well in his new endeavors.”

Hope Derrick, who served as Mr. Clyburn’s Communications Director in the district for 18 years, will be taking on the duties of Communications Director in the Majority Whip’s office in the 116th Congress.  She can be reached at Hope.Derrick@mail.house.gov or 202-226-3210.