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Jim Clyburn's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 6, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader
On The Ballot: Won, Democratic for U.S. House - District 6
Date Title
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Transitional = capacity & wisdom. If I'm elected the Majority Whip, I will immediately build a stable of Deputy Whips of younger Members who will learn how to count votes, how to interact with members both on our side & across the aisle in order to be effective legislators."
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Transgender and gender non-conforming Americans face discrimination and violence at an alarming rate. This #TransAwarenessWeek and always, I refuse to stand by as the Trump administration works against our efforts to end the prejudice and hate faced by the LGBTQ community."
Nov. 9, 2018 Tweet - "We need to take action to preserve the integrity of our democracy. Voter suppression going on in so many states threatens to eviscerate the vote which is precious to any democracy. The democratic process made this country what it is today and must be protected."
Nov. 8, 2018 Tweet - "ICYMI: My primary goal of our new majority is to make America's greatness apply fairly and equitably to all Americans. With this singular goal in mind, I am declaring my candidacy for Majority Whip."
Nov. 8, 2018 Tweet - "#Massshootings have become commonplace in this country. That is unacceptable! We need common sense #GunViolence prevention, like my Background Check Completion Act, now. #BorderLineShooting"
Nov. 8, 2018 Letter to Incoming House Democrats - Clyburn Releases Letter Announcing Run For Majority Whip
Oct. 28, 2018 Tweet - "After this week's hateful and bigoted acts of violence, we need common sense gun violence prevention policies and leaders who will work cooperatively to redeem the soul of America. Praying for the many victims and their families"
Oct. 3, 2018 Tweet - "Clyburn, @CoryBooker announce major legislation to fight #poverty in America; new report details success of 10-20-30 formula. Read more:"
Oct. 3, 2018 Clyburn, Booker Announce Major Legislation to Fight Poverty in America; New Report Details Success of 10-20-30 Formula
Sept. 25, 2018 Tweet - "House will pass $1.6B disaster recovery funding tomorrow to help NC and SC rebuild from Hurricane Florence. I wrote with colleagues from the two states last week requesting funds. More $ will be required once extent of damage is known. Will cont to work to help recovery effort"
Sept. 12, 2018 Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act
Sept. 6, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Admin has declined to defend the Affordable Care Act in court, and the case will likely end up in the Supreme Court. Make no mistake: health care for millions of Americans could depend on Kavanaugh's confirmation. #WhatsAtStake #StopKavanaugh"
Aug. 31, 2018 Tweet - "More good news for SC! @US_EDA approved nearly $2M to extend water service from the Lake Marion Regional Water System to Camp Hall Park in Berkeley County to support the new @VolvoCarUSA plant and #SC citizens."
Aug. 28, 2018 Tweet - ".@NatlParkService today announced first round of historic preservation grants for HBCUs since 2009. Included are $500,000 awards each for Wilkinson Hall at @SCSTATE1896, Booker T. Washington Hall at @VoorheesCollege, and Morgan Hall at @BenedictEDU. (1/2)"
Aug. 6, 2018 Tweet - "OTD in 1965, LBJ signed the #VotingRightsAct into law. Congress needs to #RestoreTheVRA to secure the right of all Americans to make our voices heard. #VRA53"
July 27, 2018 Tweet - "#GOP appallingly taxed charities & places of worship to help pay for their massive giveaway to large corporations & wealthy individuals. I was pleased to introduce legislation to repeal the new 21% tax on nonprofits. #GOPTaxScam #StopTheTaxHike"
July 27, 2018 Tweet - "#GOPTaxScam projected to cost 235,000 #affordablehousing units & 262,000 related jobs. My bill with @RepDelBene would restore tax credits to make up for these losses. #LIHTC"
July 26, 2018 DelBene Joins Clyburn on Introduction of the Restoring Tax Credits For Affordable Housing Act
July 25, 2018 Clyburn Statement on Introduction of the Stop the Tax Hike on Charities and Places of Worship Act
July 20, 2018 Tweet - "I testified this week before @NatResources Committee on behalf of H.R. 5532, my bill to expand the @ReconstructNM, rebrand it as a National Historical Park, and create a national network of Reconstruction Era historic sites. The Committee voted it out unanimously. (1/2)"
July 19, 2018 Tweet - "OTD in 1848, Frederick Douglass attended Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls. Later that year, he wrote: " respect to political rights,...there can be no reason in the world for denying to woman the elective franchise,..."
July 16, 2018 Tweet - "Trump's denial of the demonstrated fact that Russia attacked American democracy in 2016 is beyond disgraceful. House Republicans must stop their outrageous attempts to obstruct Justice Department and Special Counsel and demand accountability on behalf of American people (1/2)"
July 12, 2018 Tweet - "#SC among 5 most vulnerable states for election security according to new @HouseAdm_Dems report. With voting machines beyond their shelf life & no paper trail produced, we must invest in new machines NOW to #protectthevote."
July 12, 2018 Tweet - "The problem w/ @SpeakerRyan's #BetterOffNow slogan is that the wealthiest few were already #betteroff. After the #GOPTaxScam they're #MUCHbetteroff, while working families continue to struggle. @HouseDems offer #ABetterDeal."
June 25, 2018 Tweet - "In the 5 yrs since #SCOTUS gutted the VRA, states have made it harder for millions of Americans to vote. Russia attacked our election. Secret money is flooding the system & the culture of corruption is alive & well in the Trump Administration #RestoreTheVote #RestoreTheVRA (1/2)"
June 22, 2018 Tweet - "6 months ago, Republicans enacted the Ryan/McConnell tax scam. I said at the time on the floor of the House that the bill should be named, "the Republican Donor-Class Relief Act." Because that's what it is. #GOPTaxScam"
June 22, 2018 Tweet - "This tax scam bill represents a grotesque set of priorities revealing deep depravity of American values. History will not treat kindly the crass cruelty of this so-called Christmas "gift" to hard-working Americans. #GOPTaxScam"
June 20, 2018 Tweet - "Taking innocent children from the arms of their parents at the border is wrong. I'm proud to join @RepJerryNadler, @HouseJudDems & more than 190 @HouseDemocrats to support the #KeepFamiliesTogether Act."
June 19, 2018 Tweet - "OTD June 19, in 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas became the last individuals to receive news of their emancipation. Today on #Juneteenth, I invite you to join me in celebrating African American history and culture."
June 17, 2018 Tweet - "As we mark the third anniversary of the Charleston Massacre and grieve for the lives lost, Congress must pass my bill, the Background Check Completion Act to close the Charleston Loophole. Click here for more information:"
June 14, 2018 Letter to the Donald J. Trump - Rescind Executive Orders that Strip Key Protections for Whistleblowers
June 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, and the Hon. Robert Lighthizer, US Trade Representative - Renegotiate Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement Between the U.S. & Canada
June 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - No Offshore Drilling in South Carolina
June 7, 2018 Tweet - "Last night the House passed the WRDA bill increasing authorization for the Lake Marion Regional Water System by almost $30 million. This is a big deal and extends access to potable water in Calhoun, Orangeburg, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties."
June 5, 2018 Letter to Democratic Colleagues - Vote No on GOP Minibus Appropriations Bill
May 31, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security and the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United State - Democratic Leaders Demand Trump Administration End Cruel Practice of Separating Families At The Border
May 24, 2018 Tweet - "Americans deserve #ABetterDeal on their taxes. Click here to read my newsletter #GOPTaxScam"
May 23, 2018 Tweet - "The fact of the matter is the Republican tax bill is a massive windfall for the wealthiest few at the expense of working people. #GOPTaxScam (1/3)"
May 23, 2018 Clyburn Issues New Staff Report: Effects of the "Tax Cuts And Jobs Act" on Homeowners in South Carolina
May 21, 2018 Tweet - "The crisis of gun violence in America has gone on for far too long. Congress needs to pass common sense gun violence prevention legislation, including my bill, the Background Check Completion Act, to close the #Charleston Loophole. #GUNviolence #EnoughIsEnough #GunReformNow"
May 18, 2018 Tweet - "Proud of my colleagues for stopping the #GOPFarmBill, which just failed in the House 198 to 213. I hope the #GOP will now work with us on a bipartisan Farm bill that protects America's working families and children. #ProtectSNAP #HandsOffSNAP"
May 17, 2018 Tweet - "As people of faith, we have a duty to love thy neighbors and be a voice for the voiceless, which is why I stand against the #GOPFarmBill. #ProtectSNAP #HandsOffSNAP"
May 17, 2018 Tweet - "#GOPFarmBill cruelly removes hundreds of thousands from #SNAP & forces millions more to struggle to put food on the table. What happened to "Love thy neighbor?" #NoHouseFarmBill #HandsOffSNAP #ProtectSNAP"
May 17, 2018 Tweet - "Cuts to #SNAP would be devastating to low income families and many rural groceries and farmers markets. The #GOPFarmBill doesn't do the work. #ProtectSNAP #HandsOffSNAP"
May 17, 2018 Tweet - "Service to the poor and neediest among us appears in one form or another in every manner of faith. That's why I'm listening to the many men and women of faith who've expressed their significant concern with #SNAP cuts in partisan #GOPFarmBill. #ProtectSNAP #NoHouseFarmBill"
May 17, 2018 Tweet - "#GOPFarmBill will harm grandparents, victims of domestic violence, and families that need help collecting child support. We need to protect them and #ProtectSNAP. #HandsOffSNAP"
May 17, 2018 Tweet - "Thanks to my friend @RepDavidEPrice for offering our amendment to provide legal representation to those facing eviction. We have an eviction crisis in this country. No one should lose their home without a lawyer. Disappointed about today's outcome; we will continue this fight"
May 17, 2018 Tweet - "The #GOP puts the interests of the wealthy ahead of working families with partisan tax & Farm bills. #NoHouseFarmBill #ProtectSNAP #GOPFarmBill #HandsOffSNAP"
May 8, 2018 Tweet - "Trump's withdrawal from the Iran Deal erodes U.S. credibility. If Iran is honoring its commitments, we need to keep our word. Today's action risks conflict with Iran, imperils negotiations w countries like N. Korea and does great damage to America's leadership role in the world"
May 4, 2018 Tweet - "Introduced H.R. 5532 with my colleague @RepSanfordSC to expand the Reconstruction Era National Monument in Beaufort, St. Helena, and Port Royal and upgrade it to National Park status. (1/2)"
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