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(Washington, DC) --The U.S. House of Representatives has adjourned for the year and accomplished something the previous Republican Congress could not – completing federal agency budgets. With the Omnibus Appropriations bill receiving final Congressional approval yesterday, which the President indicates he will sign, all of the fiscal year 2008 appropriations bills are completed, and include more than $65 million secured by Congressman James E. Clyburn for various South Carolina requests.
Congressman Clyburn Heralds Announcement of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission
(Charleston, SC) – Today the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor took a giant step forward in its effort to preserve the rich Sea Island culture and history. The National Park Service officially announced the 15-member Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission in Charleston, South Carolina charged with overseeing the implementation of this federally-designated corridor that stretches from Jacksonville, Florida to Wilmington, North Carolina.
(Washington, DC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement congratulating the AT&T African-American History Calendar honorees being recognized tonight in Columbia: “I wish to congratulate AT&T's 2008 African-American History Calendar honorees. I know many of them well, and have appreciated the contributions they have made and continue to make to our history.
Congressman Clyburn Announces $80 Million in Funding for South Carolina Authorized in the Water Resources Development Act Reauthorization
(Washington, DC) Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced he helped authorize $80 million in federal funding for South Carolina in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Reauthorization. This legislation has passed both the House and Senate.
Congressman Clyburn Invites Morris College Chorale to Perform at Congressional Black Caucus Gospel Extravaganza
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.