Press Releases

Orangeburg-Wilkinson Art Student's Work to Hang on Capitol Hill

May 23, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Recent Orangeburg-Wilkinson graduate Marco Keitt's artwork Self-Portrait in Class II will be displayed on Capitol Hill as the winner of the 2005 6th Congressional District Artistic Discovery high school art competition. The vibrant prismacolor pencil drawing will be hung in the underground corridor that connects the House of Representatives office buildings and the U.S. Capitol. This is the route that Members take on their way from their offices to the House Chambers.

Clyburn Reacts to Representative Walter Lloyd's Passing

Apr 15, 2005 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the passing of S.C. Representative Walter Lloyd.

Congressman Clyburn's Gullah/Geechee Cultural Preservation Act Passes House

Apr 14, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn's Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act cleared its first hurdle today toward becoming law. H.R. 694 passed the U.S. House of Representatives with unanimous support on the suspension calendar that includes uncontested legislation

Clyburn Statement on the Celebration of John Paul II's Life

Apr 7, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn, who leads the Democrats Faith Working Group today issued the following statement on the occasion of Pope John Paul II's funeral.

Congressman Clyburn Reintroduces Gullah/Geechee Cultural Preservation Act

Feb 10, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn has reintroduced the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. He sponsored similar legislation in the 108th Congress, which passed both the House and Senate but ultimately failed to become law because time ran out before differences could be reconciled between the two measures.

Pelosi Names James E. Clyburn to Lead Faith Working Group

Feb 4, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today announced that she has named Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair James E. Clyburn of South Carolina to lead the House Democrats' Faith Working Group. "Jim Clyburn is a man of deep faith and profound moral courage," Pelosi said. "He applies his faith every day in the values he brings to his work in Congress. With his leadership, the Faith Working Group will grow both as a source of strength for our Members and as an avenue to reach out to people of faith across the country."

Congressman Clyburn on the State of the Union

Feb 2, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Education

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn, (SC-6) issued the following statement on the occasion of the President's State of the Union address: "The State of the Union is a matter of perception. Every American has their own assessment rooted firmly in their point of view. The view from my Congressional district, and many others around this nation, is of a country at crossroads.

Congressman Clyburn's Statement on Lake Marion Water System Groundbreaking

Jan 18, 2005 Press Release

(Santee, SC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn made the following remarks at the groundbreaking for the Lake Marion Regional Water System's water treatment facility in Santee, South Carolina: "I consider today's groundbreaking to be one of the most significant events with which I have ever been involved. This is an exemplary step towards embracing the regional cooperation needed to improve the plight of residents and communities along the I-95 corridor; residents who are suffering from poor health indices and reeling from high unemployment, and communities that are being ravaged by the lack of infrastructure, and stifled by under funded schools. For some residents this is the first step toward quality drinking water and for some communities it is the first step toward attracting much needed economic investments.

Congressman Clyburn Nominates Six Pee Dee Area Students to Military Academies

Jan 14, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - South Carolina Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is pleased to announce he has recommended six Pee Dee area high school seniors for appointments to the U.S. military academies. Congressman Clyburn nominated the following students to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Sarah Elizabeth Casper of Florence, the daughter of Thomas Kevin and Barbara Jean Casper, is a student at the Governor's School for Math and Sciences in Hartsville. Shameka Fitzpatrick of Florence, the daughter of David Fitzpatrick, attends West Florence High School. Jeramy Oliver Singletary of Timmonsville, the son of Norris and Cynethia Singletary, is a senior at Timmonsville High School.

Congressman Clyburn Nominates Sumter Student to the U.S. Naval Academy

Jan 14, 2005 Press Release
Issues: Defense and National Security

(Washington, DC) - South Carolina Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is pleased to announce he has recommended a high school senior from Sumter for appointment to one of the U.S. military academies.

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