Press Releases

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.

Congressman Clyburn Reacts to Bryan Dorn's Passing

Aug 14, 2005 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn issued the following statement on learning of the passing of former Congressman William Jennings Bryan Dorn.

Congressman Clyburn Marks Social Security's 70th Anniversary by Urging Continued Stability of the Program

Aug 12, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement in recognition of Social Security's 70th Anniversary.

Congressman Clyburn Secures $24 Million for South Carolina Transportation Projects

Jul 28, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Transportation

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn has secured $24 million for transportation projects in the Sixth Congressional District in the reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21), locally referred to as the "highway bill." This massive $286.5 billion legislation is the result of two years of negotiation among the authorization Committees in the House, the Senate and the White House. This legislation is expected to pass the House before midnight on Thursday.

Congressman Clyburn Denounces Budget Shortfall in Veterans Health Care

Jun 30, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn (D-SC) today issued the following statement in response to the Republicans' admission that the Veterans Health Administration has a $1 billion shortfall, and Senate Republicans' scramble to rectify this embarrassing predicament.

Congressman Clyburn receives National Award for 'Outstanding Service to Children in Need'

Jun 23, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Education

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn received the "Champions for Real and Lasting Change Award" from Save the Children at last night's 3rd Annual Advocacy Day Reception on Capitol Hill. "I am deeply honored to receive this award from an organization of national standing such as Save the Children," said Congressman Clyburn. "Throughout my tenure in Congress I have supported children's issues, but the real champions are the teachers and community leaders who work one on one with needy children on a daily basis."

Congressman Clyburn Commemorates Juneteenth's 140th Anniversary

Jun 17, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn (D-SC) issued the following statement in recognition of the 140th Juneteenth celebration on Sunday, June 19th. "Juneteenth is the commemoration of African American Independence Day. On this June 19th, we celebrate the 140th anniversary of slaves in Galveston, Texas learning of the Emancipation Proclamation, some eighteen months after its effective date, and we reflect on the unheralded contributions of slaves to this nation's history.

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