Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn Named NAACP “Barrier Breaker”

Mar 7, 2008 Press Release

(Washington, DC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn is a recipient of the “Barrier Breaker” Award given by the Washington, DC branch of the NAACP. At its annual Freedom Fund dinner last night, the Washington, DC NAACP recognized Congressman Clyburn for attaining the highest ranking position of any African American in the Congress.

Congressman Clyburn Steps Down as IAAM Board Chair

Mar 3, 2008 Press Release

(Charleston, SC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn announced at today’s International African American Museum (IAAM) that he is stepping down as the museum’s board chairman. The Congressman’s resignation was prompted by the formation of the architectural and design team that has been selected to oversee the museum’s design and construction phase. A staff member of a subcontractor of that architectural and design team, Derrick Ballard, is Congressman Clyburn’s nephew. The Congressman didn’t want there to be any perceptions of conflicts of interest associated with this project, which he called “one of the most substantial things I have ever been connected with.”

Congressman Clyburn Included Among the “Best Representatives for Children”

Feb 28, 2008 Press Release

Washington, DC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today thanked the Children’s Defense Fund Action Council (CDFAC) for naming him one of the “Best Representatives for Children.” The CDFAC today released its 2007 Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard, which grades every Member of Congress based on key votes affecting children, and Congressman Clyburn voted to protect the health and well being of South Carolina’s children 100 percent of the time. Congressman Clyburn achieved this distinction by voting to support the first increase in the minimum wage in a decade, access and quality improvements in Head Start, and additional funds for student loans.

Congressman Clyburn Mourns Passing of Isaac W. Williams, Sr.

Feb 15, 2008 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today regarding the passing of his District Aide, Isaac “Ike” W. Williams, Sr. “Emily and I are grieving today over the loss of our dear friend, and my trusted staff member, Ike Williams.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Bamberg Student Selected as a Congressional Page

Jan 18, 2008 Press Release

(Washington, DC) -- House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced that 17-year-old Courtney Owens will serve as a Congressional page for the spring semester. The Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School junior was selected through a competitive process by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Clyburn nominated Courtney for the honor.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Staff Visits to Sixth District Communities for 2008

Dec 21, 2007 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced the 2008 schedule for his staff’s regular office hours throughout the district. Members of Congressman Clyburn’s staff meet with constituents in all 15 of the Sixth District’s counties on a regular basis.

Congressman Clyburn Secures More than $65 Million in Funding

Dec 20, 2007 Press Release

(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

Oct 29, 2007 Press Release

(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.

Congressman Clyburn Congratulates AT&T African American Calendar Honorees

Oct 2, 2007 Press Release

(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

Sep 25, 2007 Press Release

(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.

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