Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn Announces Three Public Safety Departments to Receive Fire Grants

Aug 17, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today two Orangeburg County agencies and a Bamberg County fire department will receive more than $350,000 in grants from the U.S. Fire Administration. The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety and the Olar Fire Department will receive $157,500 and $15,234 grants respectively for operations and safety purposes. These federal funds can be used to support training equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities. The Jamison Fire Department will receive $185,250 for the acquisition of a new vehicle.

Congressman Clyburn Reacts to Bryan Dorn's Passing

Aug 14, 2005 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn issued the following statement on learning of the passing of former Congressman William Jennings Bryan Dorn.

Congressman Clyburn Marks Social Security's 70th Anniversary by Urging Continued Stability of the Program

Aug 12, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement in recognition of Social Security's 70th Anniversary.

Congressman Clyburn Secures $24 Million for South Carolina Transportation Projects

Jul 28, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Transportation

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn has secured $24 million for transportation projects in the Sixth Congressional District in the reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21), locally referred to as the "highway bill." This massive $286.5 billion legislation is the result of two years of negotiation among the authorization Committees in the House, the Senate and the White House. This legislation is expected to pass the House before midnight on Thursday.

Congressman Clyburn Denounces Budget Shortfall in Veterans Health Care

Jun 30, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn (D-SC) today issued the following statement in response to the Republicans' admission that the Veterans Health Administration has a $1 billion shortfall, and Senate Republicans' scramble to rectify this embarrassing predicament.

Congressman Clyburn receives National Award for 'Outstanding Service to Children in Need'

Jun 23, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Education

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn received the "Champions for Real and Lasting Change Award" from Save the Children at last night's 3rd Annual Advocacy Day Reception on Capitol Hill. "I am deeply honored to receive this award from an organization of national standing such as Save the Children," said Congressman Clyburn. "Throughout my tenure in Congress I have supported children's issues, but the real champions are the teachers and community leaders who work one on one with needy children on a daily basis."

Congressman Clyburn Commemorates Juneteenth's 140th Anniversary

Jun 17, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn (D-SC) issued the following statement in recognition of the 140th Juneteenth celebration on Sunday, June 19th. "Juneteenth is the commemoration of African American Independence Day. On this June 19th, we celebrate the 140th anniversary of slaves in Galveston, Texas learning of the Emancipation Proclamation, some eighteen months after its effective date, and we reflect on the unheralded contributions of slaves to this nation's history.

Orangeburg-Wilkinson Art Student's Work to Hang on Capitol Hill

May 23, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Recent Orangeburg-Wilkinson graduate Marco Keitt's artwork Self-Portrait in Class II will be displayed on Capitol Hill as the winner of the 2005 6th Congressional District Artistic Discovery high school art competition. The vibrant prismacolor pencil drawing will be hung in the underground corridor that connects the House of Representatives office buildings and the U.S. Capitol. This is the route that Members take on their way from their offices to the House Chambers.

Clyburn Reacts to Representative Walter Lloyd's Passing

Apr 15, 2005 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the passing of S.C. Representative Walter Lloyd.

Congressman Clyburn's Gullah/Geechee Cultural Preservation Act Passes House

Apr 14, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn's Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act cleared its first hurdle today toward becoming law. H.R. 694 passed the U.S. House of Representatives with unanimous support on the suspension calendar that includes uncontested legislation

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