Congressman Clyburn Announces S.C. Projects in Transportation, Treasury, Judiciary, Housing & Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill

Nov 21, 2005 Issues: Appropriations, Financial Services, Transportation

(Washington, DC)  -- Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced that Congress has approved more than $8 million that he requested for South Carolina projects as part of the Transportation, Treasury, Judiciary, Housing & Urban Development and Related Agencies appropriation bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives before it adjourned for the Thanksgiving recess this weekend. 

Here is a list of the projects and the federal funds appropriated for them:




S.C. Department of Transportation

Briggs-DeLaine-Pearson Connector

$2 million

S.C. Department of Transportation

Pedestrian Walkway over railroad in Orangeburg

$1.7 million

S.C. Department of Transportation

Assembly Street Railroad relocation in Columbia

$1.3 million

S.C. Department of Transportation

Charleston Airport garage construction

$1 million


Hydrogen research project

$1 million

City of Walterboro

Great Swamp Sanctuary Discovery Center and sidewalks


Paxville Community Development Corp. (CDC)

Multipurpose Technology Center construction/renovation


Lee County National Council of Negro Women

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Park construction


Marion County

Nichols Wellness Center construction


BibleWay Community Development Corp. (CDC)

Multipurpose facility construction


Boys & Girls Club of the Pee Dee

Renovation and construction of facilities in Florence and Sumter


Town of St. Stephens

Berkeley Seniors’ Center renovation


Georgetown County

Choppee Regional Resource Center construction


Williamsburg County Boys & Girls Club

Gym renovation/improvements


The Progressive Circle (John’s Island)

Multipurpose building renovation



            “All of these projects were initiated by me at the request of the recipients,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “I am pleased to be able to return $8.4 million in federal funds to communities throughout the Sixth Congressional District to improve the quality of life for my constituents.”

            Congressman Clyburn is the only member of the South Carolina delegation that serves on the  Appropriation Committee.  He also was the only member of the delegation to serve on the Conference Committee that worked out the difference between the House and Senate version of this appropriations bill.