Press Releases

U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn Praises Passage of the Raise the Wage Act

Jul 25, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn hailed House passage of legislation to raise the minimum wage for the first time since 2009. The Raise the Wage Act would gradually increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 over six years.

Majority Whip Clyburn Statement in Response to Special Counsel Mueller's Report

Apr 18, 2019 Press Release

The report released today is a reminder that this is about an attack on our elections by a foreign government and that we need to prevent something like this from happening again.

Clyburn Mourns the Passing of Ernest “Fritz” Hollings

Apr 6, 2019 Press Release

America has lost a one of a kind statesman. Fritz Hollings was an astute politician who was motivated by service. He was truly devoted to advancing the cause of our democracy and bettering the lives all Americans.

Clyburn and Booker Introduce Sweeping Anti-Poverty BIll

Apr 3, 2019 Press Release
Issues: Economy and Jobs

a sweeping anti-poverty bill to better target federal grant dollars to high-poverty urban, rural, and tribal communities.

Clyburn and Sanders Introduce Bill to Expand Community Health Centers

Mar 28, 2019 Press Release
Issues: Health

announced legislation Thursday to extend and expand funding for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps.

Majority Whip Clyburn Floor Statement in Support of Anti-Hate Resolution

Mar 7, 2019 Press Release

delivered the following statement on the floor of the House in support of the resolution condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, and bigotry against minorities:

Majority Whip Clyburn Floor Statement on Passage of the “Charleston Loophole”

Feb 28, 2019 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1112 The Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 today by a vote of 228-198.

Congressmen Clyburn and Cunningham Join Community Leaders To Call For Closing The Charleston Loophole

Feb 21, 2019 Press Release

Next week the U.S. House of Representatives will take the first step to close the so-called “Charleston Loophole” that allowed the perpetrator of the Mother Emanuel massacre to obtain his gun.

Postmaster Frazier B. Baker Post Office Dedication Announced New Lake City Post Office Name Honors First African-American Postmaster

Feb 21, 2019 Press Release

On Friday, February 22, U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn join other elected officials and Baker family representatives at the renaming of the Lake City Post Office in Lake City, South Carolina in honor of Frazier B. Baker.

U.S. Majority Whip's Office Releases First Video In a Black History Month

Feb 1, 2019 Press Release

released the first in a series of videos called Lessons from History for Black History Month today. This video features Congressman Clyburn and Congressman Cedric Richmond discussing the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.