Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn Invites Morris College Chorale to Perform at Congressional Black Caucus Gospel Extravaganza

Sep 24, 2007 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced he has invited the Morris College Chorale to perform at a Gospel Extravaganza in Washington on September 27th. The Gospel Extravaganza is part of a four-day Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, which is considered the premier African American conference on policy issues.

Congressman Clyburn Secures Funding for South Carolina Projects

Sep 5, 2007 Press Release

(Washington, DC) For the first time in years, the U.S. House of Representatives returned to Washington after the August recess without any appropriations bills on its calendar. All 12 bills setting funding levels for federal agencies have passed the House well before the October first start of the federal fiscal year, an accomplishment previously Republican-controlled Congresses were unable to achieve.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Two Sixth District Students

Sep 5, 2007 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced two Timberland High School students will serve as Congressional Pages for the Fall of 2007. William Holmes III of St. Stephen and Martina Nelson of Bonneau have been selected to serve as Pages in the U.S. House of Representatives.Congressman Clyburn nominated the students, and their selection was made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Students must be at least 16-years-old and have an excellent academic record to be considered for an appointment as a Congressional page.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Nearly $800,000 in Upward Bound Grants for South Carolina Colleges

Aug 31, 2007 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and Trident Technical College will receive a total of $797,034 in Upward Bound Math and Science grants from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds will support programs designed to strengthen the math and science skills of high school students in hopes they will pursue careers in those fields.

Congressman Clyburn Opens New Office in Columbia

Aug 24, 2007 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced his Columbia office has moved to a new location. The new office is located at 1225 Lady Street, Suite 200, which is at the corner of Lady and Sumter Streets in downtown Columbia.

Congressman Clyburn Announces EdVenture Grant to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

Jul 27, 2007 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Washington, DC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced EdVenture Museum in Columbia, South Carolina will receive a $148,739 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The South’s largest children’s museum will use the funding to develop and implement a community-based educational initiative to engage families in adopting healthier lifestyles.

Congressmen Clyburn and Brown Honor Fallen Charleston Firefighters

Jun 19, 2007 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn and First District Congressman Henry Brown led the U.S. House of Representatives today in a moment of silence to honor the nine fallen Charleston firefighters. They made the following statements on the floor followed by the moment of silence.

Clyburn Announces MOX Fuel Facility Funding for Savannah River Site

May 23, 2007 Press Release
Issues: Energy

(Washington, DC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced a new MOX fuel facility at the Savannah River Site has cleared its first hurdle to secure federal funding. Today the Energy and Water Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee passed its FY ’08 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill and included $168 million for the facility that will turn weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear reactor fuel.

Orangeburg-Wilkinson Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

May 17, 2007 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School Senior Leonard Rivers has won this year’s Sixth District Congressional Art Competition. In addition to having his artwork displayed in the halls of the Capitol, Leonard will also receive a $5,000 renewable scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design. This is the first year the scholarship is being offered to each district’s Congressional Art Competition winner.

House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn to Address a Joint Session of the South Carolina General Assembly

Mar 16, 2007 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today accepted an invitation to speak to a joint session of the South Carolina General Assembly on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 12:30 p.m.

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