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(Florence, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn presented rising high school senior, Matthew Self, the Congressional Award Silver and Bronze medals on Monday in Florence, South Carolina. The 18-year-old, home-schooled Florence resident has earned the Congressional Awards through his commitment to serving his community and building his character through learning about responsibility, citizenship, and organization.
(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School Junior, Jonathan Johnson, is the winner of the 2006 Sixth District Artistic Discovery competition. Jonathan used prismacolor pencils to create a dynamic self-portrait that was chosen to represent the Sixth District on display on Capitol Hill.
(Washington, DC) -- Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn this week was ranked the 49th most powerful member of the 435 member U.S. House of Representatives by the government relations organization Knowlegis. These first ever rankings were based on three factors: position, influence and legislation. According to the Knowlegis report, Congressman Clyburn’s ranking was based on his membership on the Appropriations Committee, his success in passing one or more bills out of the House, and his position as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus.
(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn has honored Carvers Bay High School Principal Daryl Brown with a tribute entered into the Congressional Record. The Congressman’s tribute coincides with the Milken Family Foundation’s Congressional Reception honoring its current National Educator Award winners that was held in Washington yesterday.
(Washington, DC) - Congressman James E. Clyburn is inviting South Carolina residents to join him for a live online town hall meeting, known as an E-Town Hall, on Thursday, May 4th from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Congressman will be participating in a regional E-Town Hall with other Democratic House members from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Members will answer questions submitted by residents of this region on a wide range of topics including gas prices, immigration, and the war in Iraq.
(Orangeburg, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn will participate in a Meet & Greet on Thursday, March 23rd with members of the Environmental Policy Planning Group that will help shape the Environmental Policy Institute at South Carolina State University. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Orangeburg County Development Commission, 125 Regional Parkway in Orangeburg.
(Walterboro, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is hosting a free health fair in Walterboro, South Carolina to target the negative health statistics that plague the I-95 corridor. On Monday, March 20, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the I-95 Health Fair will take place at St. Peter’s AME Church’s Eugene Cryer Family Life Center at 300 Fishburn Street in Walterboro.
(Washington, DC) -- House Democratic Caucus Chair James E. Clyburn (D-SC) issued the following statement following Congressman John Larson's election as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. “I welcome John to the ranks of the House Democratic Leadership. John joins a team that is committed to working hard on behalf of hard working Americans, and I know he will be a great asset to this effort.
(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chair James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement in reaction to the President’s State of the Union Address. “Democrats welcome President Bush’s call to start a ‘good, honest dialogue.’ This invitation for an open discussion with the American people is a welcome departure from the President’s negotiations on his failed energy proposals, prescription drug plan and social security reforms that have all been hatched with industry officials in secret behind closed doors. Obviously his previous methods have been designed to benefit only those that have been brought to the table, as a result the American people have not been included in shaping the current state of our union.
(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chair James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the passing of Coretta Scott King. “On this the eve of Black History Month, we reflect on the life of an extraordinary woman, Coretta Scott King. A classically trained musician, Mrs. King, was the backbone of the King family. She embraced her place as a preacher's wife, but soon found herself in a much broader role. Her husband's rise as the face and voice of the civil rights movement of the 1960s was due in no small part to the advice and counsel of his dear wife.