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