Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn Congratulates Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band Selected to Perform in Presidential Inaugural Parade

Dec 8, 2008 Press Release

(Washington, DC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today congratulates the Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band on its selection to perform in the historic inaugural parade following President-elect Obama’s swearing in on January 26th, 2009.

Congressman Clyburn and I-95 COG Directors Meet to Discuss Infrastructure Needs

Dec 2, 2008 Press Release
Issues: Economy and Jobs

(Florence, SC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn met with the Directors of the Councils of Governments representing the counties along the I-95 corridor today to discuss infrastructure needs in the region.

Congressman Clyburn Secures more than $37 Million for S.C. Projects

Oct 10, 2008 Press Release
Issues: Economy and Jobs

(Columbia, S.C. ) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn secured $37.382 million in this year’s appropriations cycle for defense, homeland security and military construction projects for South Carolina. Each of the entities receiving funding made a request of Congressman Clyburn for assistance.

Clyburn Responds to Erroneous Sun News Report

Jun 16, 2008 Press Release

(Columbia, S.C.) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn issued the following statement in response to the erroneous report in Sunday’s Myrtle Beach Sun News.

Health Disparities Lecture Series Named for Congressman Clyburn

Apr 25, 2008 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn was recognized today by the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities with a lecture series in his honor. The inaugural James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture was held this morning at the Arnold School for Public Health with a standing room only crowd.

Congressman Clyburn Mourns the Passing of Tunky Riley

Mar 7, 2008 Press Release

(Washington, DC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the passing of former South Carolina First Lady Ann “Tunky” Riley.

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.

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