On Sunday, July 20, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, stood with (from Left) Rep. Don Cazayoux, Rep. Charlie Melancon, Caucus Vice Chair John Larson, Rep. Bill Jefferson, and other colleagues to discuss their congressional visit. Clyburn led a tour of 22 House members to the Gulf Coast region from July 19-22, to mark the anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The first African American House Majority Whip, Former Rep. William Gray (D-PA), presenting Majority Whip Clyburn with a leather whip as a symbol of the work he will do in the 110th Congress to whip up support for the Democratic agenda. Joining them is Clyburn's counterpart, Republican Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri. The lawmakers plan to meet at regular bipartisan lunches to discuss ways they can work together for the American people.
House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn being sworn in to the 110th Congress on January 4, 2007, by the first woman Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, as his family looks on.
House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn with friend and colleague Rep.G.K. Butterfield, a Chief Deputy Whip.