Congressman Clyburn Re-Elected House Democratic Vice Chair

Nov 19, 2004

(Washington, DC) - Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) has received unanimous support by acclamation to continue his work as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus.  During his speech to the Caucus at Wednesday's reorganization session, Congressman Clyburn made the following remarks. 

"We have just come through a tough election and it's tempting to get down on yourself and your party, but I am reminded of something Winston Churchill once said.  'If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.'  We need to look to the future.

"The Republicans talk about America's values, but these are values that we as a party hold and have always held. We are not in a contest for values, but in a contest for the stewardship of those values."

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