Press Releases

Congressmen Clyburn and Brown Honor Fallen Charleston Firefighters

Jun 19, 2007 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn and First District Congressman Henry Brown led the U.S. House of Representatives today in a moment of silence to honor the nine fallen Charleston firefighters. They made the following statements on the floor followed by the moment of silence.

Clyburn Announces MOX Fuel Facility Funding for Savannah River Site

May 23, 2007 Press Release
Issues: Energy

(Washington, DC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced a new MOX fuel facility at the Savannah River Site has cleared its first hurdle to secure federal funding. Today the Energy and Water Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee passed its FY ’08 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill and included $168 million for the facility that will turn weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear reactor fuel.

Orangeburg-Wilkinson Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

May 17, 2007 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School Senior Leonard Rivers has won this year’s Sixth District Congressional Art Competition. In addition to having his artwork displayed in the halls of the Capitol, Leonard will also receive a $5,000 renewable scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design. This is the first year the scholarship is being offered to each district’s Congressional Art Competition winner.

House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn to Address a Joint Session of the South Carolina General Assembly

Mar 16, 2007 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today accepted an invitation to speak to a joint session of the South Carolina General Assembly on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 12:30 p.m.

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.

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