Jim Clyburn

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James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (born July 21, 1940) is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district, serving since 1993, and the Assistant Democratic Leader since 2011. He was previously House Majority Whip, serving in that post from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes large portions of Columbia and Charleston, as well as several rural areas between them. Clyburn is the current dean of the South Carolina Congressional delegation. As Assistant Democratic Leader, he is the third-ranking Democrat in the House behind House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.


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Jim Clyburn #Environmental

Photo of Jim Clyburn Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs.
Jim Clyburn #Environmental

Photo of Jim Clyburn Environmental protection doesn't happen in a vacuum. You can't separate the impact on the environment from the impact on our families and communities.
Jim Clyburn #Graduation

Photo of Jim Clyburn I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs.
Jim Clyburn #Health

Photo of Jim Clyburn Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
Jim Clyburn #Failure #Health #Morning

Photo of Jim Clyburn Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance.
Jim Clyburn #Environmental #Health

Photo of Jim Clyburn But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability.