Press Releases

Clyburn Reacts to the House Passage of Health Care Reform

Nov 7, 2009 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Washington, DC) – The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act by a vote of 220-215.

Reports Show Health Reform Bill will have Positive Effects on South Carolina

Nov 5, 2009 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Washington, DC) - House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today released a report compiled by the Energy and Commerce Committee analyzing the impact the Affordable Health Care for America Act will have on South Carolina.

Congressman Clyburn Commends Laurie Lawson on Selection as FSA Director in SC

Oct 30, 2009 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today commended Laurie Lawson on his selection to reprise his role as State Executive Director of South Carolina’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Congressman Clyburn Applauds $13 Million in HUD Recovery Act Grants for “Greening” Columbia & Charleston Housing Authority Properties

Sep 21, 2009 Press Release
Issues: Appropriations, Energy

Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s announcement that the Columbia and Charleston housing authorities will be receiving a total of $13 million in funding through a competitive process to create energy efficient communities through substantial rehabilitation or new construction of public housing developments.

Congressman Clyburn Commends the Allocation of $1 Million in ARRA Funds

Sep 18, 2009 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today commended the U.S. Department of the Interior for allocating $1 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to restore Chappelle Auditorium at Allen University in Columbia.

Congressman Clyburn Brings Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor to Washington

Sep 15, 2009 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is bringing a little bit of the Gullah/Geechee culture to Washington, DC later this month. Dr. Emory Campbell, Chair of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, and Michael Allen, the National Park Services Gullah/Geechee Coordinator, will participate in a forum at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference on Thursday, September 24th. The forum will explore the Commission’s efforts to recognize and sustain an environment that celebrates the legacy and continuing contributions of Gullah/Geechee people to our American heritage.

Congressman Clyburn Applauds Selection of Vernita Dore for Rural Development Post

Aug 25, 2009 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today on the selection of Vernita Dore to lead the South Carolina USDA Rural Development office.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Low Country Healthy Start $1.1 Million Grant

Jun 23, 2009 Press Release
Issues: Health

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced the Low Country Healthy Start Program serving Allendale, Hampton, Bamberg and Orangeburg counties will receive $1.1 million over the next five years through the Healthy Start program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The program is dedicated to ensuring that low-income and disadvantaged pregnant women receive the health care they need. Services include outreach, home visitation, case management, health education, perinatal depression screening, interconceptional care and other effective approaches to ensure a healthy birth and a healthy pregnancy.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Availability of ARRA Small Business Loans

Jun 15, 2009 Press Release
Issues: Economy and Jobs

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced a new interest-free loan program for small businesses created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is now available to many local small businesses. The newly launched “America’s Recovery Capital” (ARC) program allows small firms to take out loans of $35,000 to pay down existing business debts. Borrowers pay no interest on the ARC loans and repayment does not begin for one year.

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