Press Releases

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.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Annual Art Competition Winner

May 29, 2009 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) – Congressman James E. Clyburn is pleased to announce the winner of the Sixth District Congressional Art Competition. This year’s winner is Kaison Smoak, a junior at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. He is the thirteenth winner from Orangeburg-Wilkinson in the competition’s 15-year history.

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

Feb 25, 2009 Press Release

(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.

Congressman Clyburn’s Influence Seen in House Passed

Jan 28, 2009 Press Release
Issues: Economy and Jobs

(Washington, DC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn hailed passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act today by the House of Representatives. This legislation is intended to create or save 3 to 4 million American jobs over the next four years, and will invest $3.2 billion over the next 10 years in strengthening South Carolina’s economy. It also reflects the influence of the House Majority Whip.

Congressman Clyburn Congratulates Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band Selected to Perform in Presidential Inaugural Parade

Dec 8, 2008 Press Release

(Washington, DC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today congratulates the Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band on its selection to perform in the historic inaugural parade following President-elect Obama’s swearing in on January 26th, 2009.

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