Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn to Host I-95 Corridor Health Fair in Walterboro

Mar 17, 2006 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Walterboro, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is hosting a free health fair in Walterboro, South Carolina to target the negative health statistics that plague the I-95 corridor. On Monday, March 20, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the I-95 Health Fair will take place at St. Peter’s AME Church’s Eugene Cryer Family Life Center at 300 Fishburn Street in Walterboro.

Congressman Clyburn Welcomes Larson to the House Democratic Leadership

Feb 1, 2006 Press Release

(Washington, DC) -- House Democratic Caucus Chair James E. Clyburn (D-SC) issued the following statement following Congressman John Larson's election as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. “I welcome John to the ranks of the House Democratic Leadership. John joins a team that is committed to working hard on behalf of hard working Americans, and I know he will be a great asset to this effort.

Congressman Clyburn Reacts to the State of the Union

Jan 31, 2006 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chair James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement in reaction to the President’s State of the Union Address. “Democrats welcome President Bush’s call to start a ‘good, honest dialogue.’ This invitation for an open discussion with the American people is a welcome departure from the President’s negotiations on his failed energy proposals, prescription drug plan and social security reforms that have all been hatched with industry officials in secret behind closed doors. Obviously his previous methods have been designed to benefit only those that have been brought to the table, as a result the American people have not been included in shaping the current state of our union.

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.

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