Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn's Statement on Lake Marion Water System Groundbreaking

Jan 18, 2005 Press Release

(Santee, SC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn made the following remarks at the groundbreaking for the Lake Marion Regional Water System's water treatment facility in Santee, South Carolina: "I consider today's groundbreaking to be one of the most significant events with which I have ever been involved. This is an exemplary step towards embracing the regional cooperation needed to improve the plight of residents and communities along the I-95 corridor; residents who are suffering from poor health indices and reeling from high unemployment, and communities that are being ravaged by the lack of infrastructure, and stifled by under funded schools. For some residents this is the first step toward quality drinking water and for some communities it is the first step toward attracting much needed economic investments.

Congressman Clyburn Nominates Three Midlands Students to Military Academies

Jan 14, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - South Carolina Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is pleased to announce he has recommended three Midlands area high school seniors for appointments to the U.S. military academies. Congressman Clyburn nominated Caleb P. Gibson, a native of Columbia stationed with his family at an Air Force base in the Netherlands, to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Gibson is the son of Parks and Penny Gibson, and he attends AFNORTH International High School.

Congressman Clyburn Nominates Sumter Student to the U.S. Naval Academy

Jan 14, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Defense and National Security

(Washington, DC) - South Carolina Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is pleased to announce he has recommended a high school senior from Sumter for appointment to one of the U.S. military academies.

Congressman Clyburn Nominates Six Pee Dee Area Students to Military Academies

Jan 14, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - South Carolina Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is pleased to announce he has recommended six Pee Dee area high school seniors for appointments to the U.S. military academies. Congressman Clyburn nominated the following students to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Sarah Elizabeth Casper of Florence, the daughter of Thomas Kevin and Barbara Jean Casper, is a student at the Governor's School for Math and Sciences in Hartsville. Shameka Fitzpatrick of Florence, the daughter of David Fitzpatrick, attends West Florence High School. Jeramy Oliver Singletary of Timmonsville, the son of Norris and Cynethia Singletary, is a senior at Timmonsville High School.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Columbia Fire Department to Receive FEMA Grant

Jan 12, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today the Columbia Fire Department will receive a $175,398 operations and firefighter safety grant from the U.S. Fire Administration, a division of the Fire Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These federal funds can be used to support training equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities.

Congressmen Clyburn and Brown Host 2005 Faith & Politics Retreat at Mepkin Abbey

Jan 6, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Two South Carolina Congressmen, James E. Clyburn and Henry E. Brown, Jr., from opposing political parties are joining together to host a retreat for their Congressional colleagues sponsored by The Faith & Politics Institute at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, South Carolina on January 7-9.

Congressman Clyburn Remembers Shirley Chisholm

Jan 3, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn (SC-6) issued the following statement on the passing of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. "The passing of Shirley Chisholm marks the end of an extraordinary era. As the first African American woman to serve in Congress and the first person of color to seriously run for President of the United States, Shirley Chisholm broke barriers and set standards.

Congressman Clyburn Saddened by Bob Matsui's Passing

Jan 2, 2005 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn (SC-6) released the following statement today after learning of the passing of Congressman Robert Matsui: "I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend and colleague, Bob Matsui, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

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