Showing posts with label Rep. Jim Clyburn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rep. Jim Clyburn. Show all posts

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Rep. Jim Clyburn to support new leadership in Democratic House minority

Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking Black American in Congress, has said previously he expects to stay in Congress next year and hopes to remain at the leadership table.

Multiple sources stated that Clyburn also wants to remain in the top tiers of leadership, and that he would run for the assistant leader role. That was the No. 3 spot the last time Democrats were in the minority, but would fall to the No. 4 slot in the next Congress, behind Caucus chair, according to the sources.

Clyburn issued a statement paving the way for a new trio to lead House Democrats following Nancy Pelosi's decision to step down as speaker. saying he looks forward "to doing whatever I can to assist our new generation of Democratic Leaders, which I hope to be Hakeem Jeffries, Katherine Clark and Pete Aguilar."

Read his full statement below:

“Speaker Pelosi has left an indelible mark on Congress and the country, and I look forward to her continued service and doing whatever I can to assist our new generation of Democratic Leaders which I hope to be Hakeem Jeffries, Katherine Clark, and Pete Aguilar,” Clyburn said in the statement.

The trio was spotted sitting next to Clyburn and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer during Pelosi's announcement. And Jeffries has been pitching himself to members with Clark and Aguilar as the No. 1, 2 and 3 for the caucus in leadership.

"I'm not going to get involved in making my choice in this public way. But I have said to both of (Hoyer and Jeffries) that I will not pursue the position of leader of our party," Clyburn said on “CNN This Morning” Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Congressional Black Caucus Holds News Conference on Filibuster For Voting Rights

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held a news conference on voting rights from Capitol Hill. The CBC called on the Senate to change the filibuster rules to allow a vote on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Watch that news conference below:

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Congressman James Clyburn calls for renaming of Fort Lee

Congressman James Clyburn (D-South Carolina) and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-Virginia) called on the U.S. Department of Defense to rename Fort Lee.

Clyburn and McEachin want to rename Fort Lee, which is named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, after Lt. General Arthur Gregg, a retired U.S. Army Veteran.

Lt. General Arthur Gregg

Gregg is 93 years old and was born in Florence. He served 35 years in the U.S. Army and is African American.

Clyburn said renaming Fort Lee would not only honor a strong military leader but would also honor the legacy of all Black service members.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

'Graham needs to go back to church': Jim Clyburn reacts to Lindsey Graham's reparations comment

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) reacts to Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) comments that the billions of dollars in aid to Black farmers in the Covid-19 relief bill are reparations.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Jim Clyburn reelected as House Majority Whip

South Carolina U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn was reelected House Majority Whip on Wednesday, maintaining his powerful position as the third-ranking Democrat in Congress.

The majority and minority whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.

Rep. Clyburn released the following statement on his reelection to Majority Whip via Twitter:

It is a true honor for me to serve the House Democratic Caucus again as Whip for the 117th Congress.

I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle during this new session to make America’s greatness accessible and affordable for all.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Rep. Jim Clyburn statement on Barr’s slavery comments

Rep. Jim Clyburn(D-SC 6th District) has issued a statement after Attorney General William Barr compared stay-at-home orders issued by governors to mitigate the spread of coronavirus to slavery.

Read his statement below:

Attorney General Barr is in need of a history lesson if he thinks coronavirus lockdowns are a violation against civil liberties comparable to slavery.

It is incredibly reckless for the chief law enforcement officer to compare slavery to life-saving advice from health experts.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Rep. Jim Clyburn to put forth legislation to rename voting rights bill after John Lewis

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn will offer legislation Monday to rename a House-passed voting rights bill after the late Rep. John Lewis, who was brutalized in the 1960s during efforts to secure voting rights for African Americans.

"Congressman Clyburn is offering legislation to rename H.R. 4 The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act tomorrow. The name change is expected to pass by unanimous consent," Clyburn's spokeswoman, Hope Derrick, said in a Sunday statement.

Clyburn, a Democrat who represents South Carolina, said last week that the best way to honor Lewis' life is for the Senate to consider the measure.

"I think that Trump and the Senate leadership, Mitch McConnell, by their deeds if they so celebrate the heroism of this man, then let's go to work and pass that bill because it's laid out the way the Supreme Court asked us to lay it out," he told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of The Union."

"And if the President were to sign that, then I think that's what we would do to honor John. It should be the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020. That's the way to do it. Words may be powerful, but deeds are lasting," he said.


Sunday, May 03, 2020

James Clyburn announces House Democrats plan to connect all Americans to accessible, affordable broadband internet

In this week’s Democratic Address , the House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Chair of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis and Chair of the House Democratic Rural Broadband Task Force discussed the urgent need, in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, to connect all Americans to affordable broadband internet.

Watch his announcement below: