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Jim Clyburn's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 6, Democratic Majority Whip
Date Title
March 24, 2019 Tweet - "We should not construe a four page letter from the Attorney General with the complete findings of Special Counsel Mueller's investigation. The entire findings of the report must be made public to Congress and the American people before we draw any conclusions. #ReleaseTheReport"
March 22, 2019 Tweet - "The American people have a right to know everything that is in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. The DOJ must submit the full report to Congress and make it public. #ReleaseTheReport"
March 21, 2019 Tweet - "Without #NetNeutrality, internet service providers can slow down speeds, charge inflated prices, and block competitors. The #SaveTheNet Act gives control back to the people, not the providers."
March 18, 2019 Tweet - "The 1963 Gideon v. Wainwright @Scotus decision ruled that all defendants have the right to counsel, freeing thousands of people who would have otherwise been imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. However, there is still work to be done in our criminal justice system."
March 13, 2019 Tweet - "Fairness & equality are central to our nation's values, yet members of the #LGBTQ community can still be discriminated against in employment, housing, & other areas. Civil rights should apply equitably to all Americans. We must end this discrimination and pass the #EqualityAct."
March 12, 2019 Tweet - "The #TrumpBudget continues to push tax cuts for the rich & increases the deficit while slashing funds for programs that benefit hard-working Americans most. A budget is a statement of our values, & the president's budget shows that he values corporations over working families."
March 11, 2019 Tweet - "This president wants $8.6 billion for his ineffective border wall, but wants to cut money from: -Education -Healthcare -Environmental Protection -Medicare & Medicaid #TrumpBudget"
March 6, 2019 Tweet - "In the 21st century, access to a free and open internet isn't a privilege, it's a right. Democrats are working to give power back to the people and #SaveTheNet."
March 6, 2019 Tweet - "Last year, 276,000 gun background checks were not completed in the 3-day window, meaning those guns could have gone to prohibited owners. Our #CharlestonLoophole bill gives the FBI more time to do its job so we can keep guns from prohibited owners."
March 5, 2019 Tweet - "Today marks how long AAPI women must work into this year, on average, to match the annual pay of white men during the previous calendar year. People ought to be paid equally for doing equal work, regardless of their gender or ethnicity. We must #CloseTheWageGap now!"
March 4, 2019 Tweet - "Today, 90 percent of background checks are completed within 90 seconds, and 96 percent are completed within three days. Our bill would allow law enforcement additional time to review the backgrounds of the other 4 percent."
Feb. 28, 2019 Majority Whip Clyburn Floor Statement on Passage of The "Charleston Loophole"
Feb. 28, 2019 Tweet - "The #CharlestonLoophole is something all members of Congress should have the courage to change, and I am proud of my House colleagues for displaying that courage today. By doing so, we are one step closer to granting the American people the peace and serenity they deserve."
Feb. 28, 2019 Tweet - "In 2015, 9 innocent people were gunned down at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. The gun used was sold even though the background check wasn't completed. It's past time for thoughts and prayers. We need action. #HR1112 is an important first step."
Feb. 28, 2019 Tweet - "96% of gun background checks are completed within 3 business days. #HR1112 would allow the FBI additional time to complete the remaining 4% of background checks to ensure firearms don't fall into the wrong hands."
Feb. 28, 2019 Tweet - "In 2017, 23% of cases where a gun was transferred to a prohibited purchaser involved someone who had been convicted of domestic violence or who had a restraining order. We must fix the #CharlestonLoophole to keep these weapons from falling into the wrong hands!"
Feb. 28, 2019 Tweet - "FBI analysis of the current background check system shows that 3 business days isn't enough time to decide if someone shouldn't be allowed to own a gun. #HR1112 gives them the time they need to conduct a thorough investigation."
Feb. 26, 2019 Majority Whip Clyburn and Congressman Cunningham Praise Passage of Lands Package
Feb. 26, 2019 Tweet - "The #PublicLands package is a huge win for our nation. I'm especially proud of the designation of the Reconstruction Era National Park, the creation of the Reconstruction Era National Historic Network, and the additional funding to preserve historic buildings at HBCUs."
Feb. 26, 2019 Tweet - "This #PublicLands package not only preserves and protects buildings on HBCU campuses and Reconstruction Era sites but it also documents and promotes the history of Reconstruction which is critical to avoiding past mistakes and guiding our pursuit of a more perfect union."
Feb. 22, 2019 Tweet - "We ought to have enough time to properly check the backgrounds of those who wish to purchase firearms. That's what the #CharlestonLoophole bill aims to do.
Feb. 22, 2019 Tweet - "#TitleX provides affordable health care services for millions of women. This new gag rule is a blatant attack on women's rights and will prevent women from accessing a full range of health care options."
Feb. 22, 2019 Tweet - "If we change nothing, nothing will change. The #CharlestonLoophole bill gives law enforcement the time they need to do their job. Congress must pass this common sense bipartisan legislation."
Feb. 21, 2019 Congressmen Clyburn and Cunningham Join Community Leaders To Call For Closing The Charleston Loophole
Feb. 19, 2019 Tweet - "Americans recognize that the president's declaration of a national emergency is wrong and establishes a dangerous precedent around the use of executive powers."
Feb. 19, 2019 Congressman Steven Horsford Named Senior Whip For 116th Congress
Feb. 15, 2019 Tweet - "The President's declaration of a manufactured national emergency in order to erect an ineffective, wasteful, and medieval wall sets a dangerous precedent."
Feb. 15, 2019 Congressman Veasey Appointed Assistant Whipe for the 116th Congress
Feb. 15, 2019 Clyburn Reacts to President's National Emergency Declaration
Feb. 14, 2019 Tweet - "Places of worship and charities have to pay a 21% tax on transportation and parking benefits for their employees thanks to the GOP tax law. They shouldn't have to bear the cost of this giant Republican tax giveaway. It's time to #StopTheTaxHike."
Feb. 14, 2019 Clyburn Reintroduces Stop the Tax Hike on Charities and Places of Worship Act
Feb. 14, 2019 Tweet - "Tonight I voted in favor of the bipartisan funding agreement. I'm glad both sides of the aisle were able to come together on this legislation so we could prevent another senseless government shutdown."
Feb. 14, 2019 Clyburn Reintroduces Stop the Tax Hike on Charities and Places of Worship Act
Feb. 14, 2019 Tweet - "Those who are eligible and qualified to own a gun can still own a gun, but the Charleston Loophole bill makes sure that we have enough time to check the backgrounds of those who may not be eligible to own a gun."
Feb. 14, 2019 Tweet - "Republicans are trying to pay for their tax law by taxing basic employee benefits like transportation and parking for charities and places of worship. If they would increase the corporate tax rate by .03 percentage points, they could drop that tax entirely. #StopTheTaxHike"
Feb. 12, 2019 Tweet - "Pleased to see the Senate has just passed the #LandsPackage2019. This bill includes funding for HBCU preservation and restoration, as well additional funds to expand @ReconstructNM and other Reconstruction era historic sites."
Feb. 12, 2019 Tweet - "Families should not be forced to choose between their jobs and having children or taking care of a sick family member. The #FAMILYAct ensures that they no longer have to by guaranteeing paid leave."
Feb. 11, 2019 Tweet - "This morning I was honored to join @RepJohnYarmuth at the Louisville VA Medical Center where we shared student Valentines with some of our nation's veterans. This visit was an important reminder that we must continue to fight for the benefits and services our veterans deserve."
Feb. 11, 2019 Democratic Leadership Statement on Anti-Semitic Comments of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
Feb. 11, 2019 Clyburn, King, and Cunningham Introduce Legislation to Close the Charleston Loophole
Feb. 9, 2019 Tweet - "This week we said goodbye to the Dean of the House, my dear friend John Dingell. His remarkable legacy lives on in his contributions to civil rights, health care, and public service. Emily and I send our heartfelt condolences to Debbie and the entire Dingell family."
Feb. 8, 2019 Tweet - "As we recognize the 51st anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre today, I hope that we can all recommit ourselves to ensuring that tragedies such as this never happen again."
Feb. 8, 2019 Tweet - "Last night, 5 Supreme Court justices allowed the State of Alabama to discriminate on the basis of religion. This decision is contrary to the First Amendment, and we must continue to fight against discrimination in all forms."
Feb. 7, 2019 Tweet - "This week I reintroduced my Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act with @RepCunningham. This act expands @ReconstructNM, makes it a national park, and creates a national network of Reconstruction era historic sites so they can receive the recognition they deserve."
Feb. 7, 2019 Tweet - "Yesterday, the @CFPB announced it is rolling back Obama-era regulations to protect consumers from predatory lending practices. Now immoral payday lenders can continue their efforts to bankrupt working poor families who already struggle to make ends meet."
Feb. 7, 2019 Tweet - "Americans should not have to choose between paying their bills or paying for their medications. We must reign in the astronomical prices of prescription drugs. Americans deserve a patient-first plan. #EndRXMonopolyPrices"
Feb. 6, 2019 Tweet - "I don't think we ought to put ourselves in the place of experts. We ought to have a smart wall. To me, that would be a smart thing to do."
Feb. 6, 2019 Tweet - ".@NRDems are holding the House's first climate change hearing in eight years this morning. The time to #ActOnClimate is now. We cannot afford to wait any longer. Watch live: "
Feb. 6, 2019 Majority Whip Clyburn Responds to President's State of The Union Address on CNN's "New Day"
Feb. 6, 2019 Tweet - "This nation has witnessed gun violence in its streets, its places of worship, its schools, and its entertainment venues. This has become an epidemic and it must be addressed now. For too long, Congress has offered thoughts and prayers. It's time for action. #EnoughIsEnough"
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