Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn Reacts to Rosa Parks' Passing

Oct 25, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement in reaction to the death of Rosa Parks.

Congressman Clyburn Reacts to the Passing of Representative Alex Harvin

Oct 12, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today on hearing of the death of State Representative Alex Harvin:

Congressman Clyburn Announces Olanta Fire Department Grant

Sep 28, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today the Olanta Rural Fire Department will receive a $46,313 fire grant from the U.S. Fire Administration. These federal funds can be used to support training equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities.

Congressman Clyburn Helps Unveil Portrait of South Carolina's First Black Congressman

Sep 21, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - A new portrait will soon take its place of honor on the wall of the U.S. Capitol building with the likeness of Georgetown native Joseph Haynes Rainey, the first African American member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Rainey's portrait was unveiled on Wednesday, September 21st by Congressman James E. Clyburn and a number of his congressional colleagues.

Congressman Clyburn Announces South Carolina Representation at the 2005 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference

Sep 20, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-6), today announced this year's Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's (CBCF) 35th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) beginning tomorrow and running through September 24th at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center will feature two events highlighting South Carolina's history and its talents.

Congressional Black Caucus Environmental Justice Braintrust to Reflect on Hurricane Katrina, Lead Poisoning, and New Fuel Technologies for the Future

Sep 20, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - For the seventh consecutive year, Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-6) will chair the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Environmental Justice Braintrust at the CBC Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference. This year, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (FL-23) will join Congressman Clyburn as co-chair, and Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-2) will speak about Hurricane Katrina. The Braintrust is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2005, from 9:45 a.m.-12:00 noon in Room 143-B of the Washington Convention Center.

Congressman Clyburn Hosts I-95 Corridor Health Fair in Shiloh

Sep 16, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Columbia, SC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn will be hosting an I-95 Corridor Health Fair in the Sumter County community of Shiloh on Monday, September 26th to help address the chronic health conditions that plague the I-95 corridor. This second in a series of I-95 health fairs will be accessible to residents of Sumter, Clarendon, Lee, Williamsburg and Florence counties because of its proximity to I-95 at exit 141. The health fair will take place at the Shiloh Community Center on 475 Pudding Swamp Road from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Congressman Clyburn Reacts to President Bush's Speech on Hurricane Katrina

Sep 15, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn (D-SC) issued the following statement in response to President Bush's speech tonight from New Orleans.

CARTA RECEIVES DOT GRANT: Congressmen Brown and Clyburn Announce $1.7 Million Award

Sep 1, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Transportation

(Washington, DC) - Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC-6) and Congressman Henry Brown (R-SC-1) today received notification that the Charleston Area Transportation Authority (CARTA) has been awarded a Discretionary Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for $1,705.431.

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.

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