Majority Whip Clyburn joins Speaker Pelosi on November 20, 2008 as she signs and sends to the President legislation that was passed by Congress to extend unemployment benefits. President Bush signed the bill into law on November 21, 2008
Clyburn on Economic Team
November 24, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC—House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today commented on the announcement of President-elect Barack Obama’s economic team.
Clyburn on Passage of Extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits
November 21, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC— “I’m pleased the President finally recognized the jobs crisis in America. It is critical that we support those who are looking for work during these tough economic times. This is an important step towards stabilizing our economy, but it’s not the last. Congress must act in the upcoming months to provide an economic stimulus package that will create jobs, provide real tax relief to middle-income Americans, and invest in our nation’s aging transportation infrastructure.”
Clyburn Shares Congratulations and Thanks With Reps. Dingell and Waxman
November 21, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC—House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today thanked U.S. Rep. John Dingell for his distinguished leadership on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and congratulated U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman on his election to the Chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the 111th Congress.
Congressional Leadership Calls for Plan from Auto Industry
November 20, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressional Leaders today responded to the auto industry financial crisis by calling on the “big three” auto companies to submit a plan for viability no later than December 2 for the Congress to review to lawmakers can act on an auto recovery plan the week of December 8.
Clyburn Re-elected Majority Whip for 111th Congress
November 18, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC—House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today was reelected by the House Democratic Caucus to serve as Majority Whip for the 111th Congress. Clyburn will remain the highest ranking African American in Congress and the second African American to be elected to Majority Whip. Members of the 111th Congress will be sworn in on January 6, 2009.