Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn Announces District Fire Department Grant

Mar 8, 2007 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today that the U.S. Fire Administration has approved a $37,354 grant for the Denmark Volunteer Fire department to assist with operations and safety development. This grant allows for the continued development of advanced techniques that will more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency personnel during fire-related incidents.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Open Nominations for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

Jan 29, 2007 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Officers will begin accepting nominations for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission on Monday, February 12, 2007. All nominations must be received by March 30, 2007.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Staff Visits to Sixth District Communities

Jan 26, 2007 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced his staff will hold regular office hours throughout the district to meet with constituents. Clay Middleton has joined the staff as Low Country Area Director and will serve Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Georgetown counties. He will join Kenny Barnes and Carlton Askew in holding regular office hours in Sixth District communities.

Congressman Clyburn to become Majority Whip on January 4th

Dec 22, 2006 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn will be sworn in as House Majority Whip on Thursday, January 4, 2007. On that day, Congressman Clyburn will become the first South Carolinian to become Majority Whip, and the second African American to hold the position.

Congressman Clyburn Announces $8 Million in HBCU Funding

Sep 28, 2006 Press Release
Issues: Education

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded $8 million in grants to South Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities in an effort to increase the number of minority students pursuing science and technology careers. The program’s goal in part is to establish a partnership with the next generation who will help NNSA meet the demands of national security.

Congressman Announces Nearly $17 Million in Funding for SC Defense Projects

Sep 27, 2006 Press Release
Issues: Defense and National Security

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the fiscal year 2007 Defense Appropriations bill, which includes $12.7 million he secured for projects in South Carolina.

Clyburn Leads Democratic Caucus Delegation to Gulf Coast on Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Aug 22, 2006 Press Release

(New Orleans, LA) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn in his role as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus will lead a delegation of about 20 Democratic House members to the Gulf Coast region next week to mark the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Congressman Clyburn was so moved by the aftermath of the devastating hurricane that he initiated the response in Columbia, South Carolina, dubbed SC Cares, that ultimately served more than 2,000 displaced Gulf Coast residents.

Congressman Clyburn Receives Omega’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Jul 28, 2006 Press Release

(Little Rock, AK) -- Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at its 74th Grand Conclave in Little Rock, Arkansas. Congressman Clyburn pledged the Omegas as a student at South Carolina State College, became a full member in 1967, and has remained active with the organization.

Clyburn Announces $1.5 Million in Funding for SC Health and Education Projects

Jun 15, 2006 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced the House Appropriations Committee has approved the fiscal year 2007 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill including $1.5 million for projects in South Carolina.

Clyburn Announces Over $7 Million in Transportation/HUD Funding

Jun 14, 2006 Press Release
Issues: Transportation

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2007 Transportation, Treasury, Housing & Urban Development, and Judiciary Appropriations bill that includes $7.25 million Congressman Clyburn secured for South Carolina projects.

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