Congressman Clyburn Secures More Than $35 Million for SC in the Omnibus 2009 Appropriations Bill

Feb 25, 2009

(Washington, DC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn applauded today’s House passage of the Omnibus 2009 Appropriations Bill, which includes more than $35 million for projects in South Carolina.

“I am pleased to direct federal investments to South Carolina that will enhance local communities, encourage economic development, support higher education, improve the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies, and preserve some of our state’s natural and historic treasures,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “Each of these projects was requested by South Carolinians who identified a need and made a compelling case to receive federal funding.”

Congressionally directed funding are only a small portion of the $410 billion omnibus bill that will keep the government running and finish last year’s business.  This bill will fund all federal agencies for the remainder of the 2009 fiscal year.  This omnibus legislation was required after President Bush and Congress reached a stalemate over domestic spending in 2008, and a continuing resolution was passed to maintain 2008 spending levels until March 6th.

This omnibus makes investments that offer short term help for our economic problems and long term solutions for our economic strength.  This legislation will:

  • Increase funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts
  • Make investments in cutting edge science – the driving force behind our economic recovery
  • Improve access to quality, affordable healthcare
  • Invest in K-12 education and help more American families send their kids to college
  • Help American workers through these tough economic times
  • Protect Americans’ access to clean air and water, and safe foods and medicines
  • Eliminate programs that haven’t performed and make sure the programs that are funded meet high standards
  • Strengthen regulatory agencies that have been neglected

Congressionally directed funding included in the bill are 5% below last year’s levels, building on the Democratic Congress’ 43% reduction.

Here is a list of funds secured by Congressman Clyburn for South Carolina:




Project Description


Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service

Claflin University

Cellulosic Biomass program


Department of Justice

Colleton County Sheriff's Department

Colleton County Technology


Department of Justice

Sumter County Sheriff’s Department

Law enforcement technology upgrades


Department of Justice

Marion County Sheriffs Department

Marion County Meth and
Gang Intervention
Mullins, South Carolina


Department of Justice

Claflin University

Claflin University Forensic
Orangeburg, SC


Department of Justice

Morris College

Morris College Forensics Center
Sumter. SC


Department of Justice

Palmetto Youth Connection

Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
for girls
Columbia, South Carolina


Department of Justice

Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club

At-risk youth intervention Florence, SC


National Aeronautics and Space


ScienceSouth Learning Center Florence. SC


Corps of Engineers

Lake Marion Regional Water Agency

Water lines


Department of Energy

SC Historically Black Colleges and Universities

science enhancement program


Small Business Administration

Engenuity SC

Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Training Project
Columbia, SC


National Park Service

Williamsburg County

Williamsburg County Courthouse Restoration


National Park Service

Congaree National Park

Land acquisition


Environmental Protection

Town of Ehrhardt

Water Infrastructure


Department of Education

Columbia College

divergent learning program
Columbia, SC


Department of Education

Trident Technical College

nursing education program
Charleston, SC


Department of Health &Human Services

City of Sumter

facilities and equipment for the Central Carolina Technical College health sciences center


Department of Health & Human

Morris College

facilities and equipment
Sumter, SC


Department of Health & Human Services

City of Charleston, SC

to implement mental health services in response to catastrophic events (firefighters)


Institute of Museum & Library Services

Johnsonville Public Library

Library services and equipment
Johnsonville, SC


Department of Transportation

Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority Intermodal Transportation Center

Buses and Bus Facilities


Department of Transportation

South Carolina Department of Transportation

1-95 / US 301 Interchange Improvement Project
Orangeburg County, SC


Housing & Urban Development

Briggs, DeLaine, Pearson Foundation

For the construction of a community facility
Summerton, SC


Housing & Urban Development

Calhoun County

for construction of a learning center


Housing & Urban Development

Technical College of the Low Country

for renovation of Moor Hall
Beaufort, SC


Housing & Urban Development

City of Charleston

for planning, design, construction and build out of the International African American Museum






The omnibus appropriations measure must still be approved by the Senate and signed by the President before it becomes law.  

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