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The Fight for American Values: A Must Win

Last Thursday at, “The Fight for American Values: A Must Win” Town Hall, I shared information about the damage the Trump budget would do to communities, like many in South Carolina. Many of Trump’s budget proposals would make areas, like rural communities in South Carolina, similar to those of a third world country. These are […]

Bamberg 2 schools to receive $38M loan

Bamberg School District Two is eligible for a $38 million federal loan for construction of a new K-8 building and athletics stadium. The loan is also to be used for renovations at Denmark-Olar High School and the district office. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development has approved the loan to be repaid […]

‘For the common good’: Clyburn touts success of OCAB at 50th anniversary celebration

Sixth District Congressman Jim Clyburn on Wednesday declared the War on Poverty has not failed, citing the success of a local agency celebrating its 50th year. Clyburn’s remarks came Wednesday during the golden anniversary celebration of the Orangeburg-Calhoun-Allendale-Bamberg Community Action Agency Inc. OCAB, a private, nonprofit entity, began as the Orangeburg Area Committee for Economic […]

Clyburn voices support SCDOT projects

U.S. Rep. Jim Cleburne (D-SC) recently voiced his support of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission’s decision to repurpose funds for local highway projects. “I support the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission’s action today to repurpose certain federal highway funds to make critical investments in communities in the 6th Congressional District,” Clyburn […]

Road projects pushed by Clyburn approved

The S.C. Department of Transportation Commission on Thursday approved paying for $23.5 million in road projects with previously earmarked federal money. The majority of the money —$21.5 million — will be spent in the 6th District. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the Columbia Democrat who represents that district, had secured the money for other projects in […]

Here’s the SC story behind Clinton’s anti-poverty plan

When she speaks about poverty and inequality on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton often mentions one plan that stands out in its simplicity: Rep. Jim Clyburn’s “10-20-30” formula. The concept championed by the South Carolina Democrat is simple: steering 10 percent of federal investments to neighborhoods where 20 percent of the population has been living […]

Clyburn Statement on ‘Rural Star’ Energy Savings Program

COLUMBIA, SC – September 16, 2010 – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) delivered remarks on the House floor on HR 4785, The Rural Energy Savings Program Act, legislation that provides loans to American families, small businesses and farmers in rural communities to renovate their homes, farms or businesses to become more energy-efficient. These […]

Clyburn touts healthcare reform, Social Security success

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – President Barack Obama has plenty of critics in South Carolina and few issues anger them more than the president’s success on healthcare reform. But in Columbia, Congressman Jim Clyburn told seniors that bill will save Social Security and provide a range of other benefits. Social Security is 75 now and of […]

Clyburn reaps ample earmark bounty

A few years ago a Columbia newspaper editorial criticized Congressman Jim Clyburn for making a large number of small earmarks. It asked, “Why doesn’t he do something big?” Well, he has. The big one — $1.6 billion to clean up 55 square miles of roped-off, contaminated soil bordering the Savannah River — has already hired […]

Clyburn hits milestone with no plans to slowdown

He turns 70 this week. And U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn fully grasps the biblical significance of July 21, 2010. Clyburn will get his three score and 10 years Wednesday, man’s life expectancy, according to Psalms 90:10. He is looking forward to a fourth or fifth score, thanks to good health and modern medicine. […]