Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn Reacts to the Passing of Coretta Scott King

Jan 30, 2006 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chair James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the passing of Coretta Scott King. “On this the eve of Black History Month, we reflect on the life of an extraordinary woman, Coretta Scott King. A classically trained musician, Mrs. King, was the backbone of the King family. She embraced her place as a preacher's wife, but soon found herself in a much broader role. Her husband's rise as the face and voice of the civil rights movement of the 1960s was due in no small part to the advice and counsel of his dear wife.

House Democratic Caucus Chair Clyburn Calls for Independent Commission

Jan 25, 2006 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Chair James E. Clyburn (D-SC) reacted today to reports the White House is not cooperating with Senate investigations into the response to Hurricane Katrina by once again calling for the formation of a non-partisan independent commission:

Clyburn to Visit with Bishop T.D. Jakes in Dallas

Jan 20, 2006 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chair James E. Clyburn will make his first official visit outside Washington to meet with Bishop T.D. Jakes of the legendary Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas this weekend. Clyburn is making the trip in his role not only as Chair of the Caucus, but in his capacity as Chair of Leader Pelosi’s Democratic Faith Working Group.

Congressman Clyburn becomes Chair of the House Democratic Caucus

Jan 18, 2006 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - South Carolina's Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today officially became Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. Clyburn was elected to the position in December, when it was announced the previous Chair Bob Menendez would be appointed to the U.S. Senate, but took office today when Menendez officially vacated his House seat.

Congressman Clyburn Responds to MoveOn.org's Call for Withdrawal from Iraq

Dec 14, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn issued the following statement in response to MoveOn.org's call for Congress to support the withdrawal of troops from Iraq:

Democratic Caucus Chair Election Scheduled; Clyburn is the only Announced Candidate

Dec 13, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Congressman James E. Clyburn is expected to be elected Chair of the House Democratic Caucus at a special Caucus meeting on Friday, December 16th at 9:00 a.m. Clyburn, currently Vice Chair of the Caucus, is the only announced candidate for the position. The special meeting was called by current Caucus Chair Bob Menendez, who will be stepping down by January 17, 2006 when he will officially take over New Jersey Governor-elect Jon Corzine's vacated seat in the U.S. Senate.

Congressman Clyburn Announces South Carolina Appropriations in the Science, State, Justice and Commerce Bill

Dec 9, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the conference report on the Science, State, Justice and Commerce appropriations bill that contains $1.7 million for South Carolina projects.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Energy & Water Appropriations for South Carolina

Dec 9, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Energy

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced that House and Senate Conferees have approved $16.2 million in federal appropriations for energy and water projects he requested for South Carolina. Congressman Clyburn, the only member of the South Carolina delegation that sits on the Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Energy & Water Subcommittee.

Congressman Clyburn Congratulates Menendez and Will Seek Chairmanship

Dec 9, 2005 Press Release

Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that New Jersey Governor-Elect Jon Corzine will appoint House Democratic Caucus Chair Bob Menendez to fill his unexpired Senate term.

Congressman Clyburn Pays Tribute to Carroll Campbell

Dec 7, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor Carroll Campbell. "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Carroll Campbell. I had the honor of serving as South Carolina Human Affairs Commissioner under Governor Campbell for eight years. We enjoyed a very close, professional relationship, and never let partisan politics come between us. And before he left office, Governor Campbell awarded me the Order of the Palmetto.

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