Press Releases

Congressman Clyburn Nominates Three Midlands Students to Military Academies

Jan 14, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - South Carolina Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is pleased to announce he has recommended three Midlands area high school seniors for appointments to the U.S. military academies. Congressman Clyburn nominated Caleb P. Gibson, a native of Columbia stationed with his family at an Air Force base in the Netherlands, to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Gibson is the son of Parks and Penny Gibson, and he attends AFNORTH International High School.

Congressman Clyburn Announces Columbia Fire Department to Receive FEMA Grant

Jan 12, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today the Columbia Fire Department will receive a $175,398 operations and firefighter safety grant from the U.S. Fire Administration, a division of the Fire Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These federal funds can be used to support training equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities.

Congressmen Clyburn and Brown Host 2005 Faith & Politics Retreat at Mepkin Abbey

Jan 6, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Two South Carolina Congressmen, James E. Clyburn and Henry E. Brown, Jr., from opposing political parties are joining together to host a retreat for their Congressional colleagues sponsored by The Faith & Politics Institute at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, South Carolina on January 7-9.

Congressman Clyburn Remembers Shirley Chisholm

Jan 3, 2005 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn (SC-6) issued the following statement on the passing of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. "The passing of Shirley Chisholm marks the end of an extraordinary era. As the first African American woman to serve in Congress and the first person of color to seriously run for President of the United States, Shirley Chisholm broke barriers and set standards.

Congressman Clyburn Saddened by Bob Matsui's Passing

Jan 2, 2005 Press Release

(Columbia, SC) - House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair James E. Clyburn (SC-6) released the following statement today after learning of the passing of Congressman Robert Matsui: "I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend and colleague, Bob Matsui, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.