House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn to Address a Joint Session of the South Carolina General Assembly

Mar 16, 2007

(Columbia, SC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today accepted an invitation to speak to a joint session of the South Carolina General Assembly on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 12:30 p.m.

“There is so much we can accomplish in South Carolina by joining our efforts and striving to achieve a larger vision for the people of our state,” Congressman Clyburn wrote in his letter of acceptance to Senate Clerk Jeff Gossett.  “I look forward to this opportunity to share my vision for South Carolina.”

The South Carolina General Assembly adopted a Concurrent Resolution on February 1, 2007 inviting Congressman Clyburn to speak.  The resolution indicates “the members of the South Carolina General Assembly are pleased that one of South Carolina’s own has assumed this high position in the legislative branch of government.  Now, therefore, we…invite the Honorable James E. Clyburn to address the General Assembly in a joint assembly.”

The resolution was introduced in the Senate by Senator Robert Ford and in the House by Representative Bakari Sellers, and received bi-partisan support.  

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