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Jim Clyburn's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 6, Democratic Majority Whip

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (SC) - District 6

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10/19/2020 Tweet - "A federal judge struck down the Trump administration's attempt to eliminate food assistance for nearly 700,000 people. I am proud to have filed two amicus briefs with @HouseDemocrats to fight this vile attempt to put so many Americans at risk of hunger."
10/15/2020 Tweet - "8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since May as federal aid has run out. House Democrats passed the Heroes Act twice to provide relief to struggling Americans. It's time for Mitch McConnell to pass legislation that meets the significant needs of American families."
10/13/2020 Tweet - "In 2019, Black infants born in South Carolina were nearly 3x as likely as White babies to die before their first birthday. The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to strike down the ACA, which would only worsen these racial health disparities."
10/13/2020 Tweet - "There is an affordability crisis when it comes to internet access in America, and the current pandemic only makes it worse. The House passed comprehensive legislation to expand access to affordable, high-speed internet. The Senate has taken it nowhere."
10/12/2020 Tweet - "Today we celebrate the history and cultures of Native Americans and their contributions to this imperfect nation. #IndigenousPeoplesDay"
10/08/2020 CNN "Erin Burnett Outfront" - Transcript Interview with James Clyburn
10/07/2020 Tweet - ".@BobbyScott & I wrote @BetsyDeVosED that SC using CARES Act funds for private school vouchers violated fed law. The SC Supreme Court just ruled it violates state law. Under both the CARES Act & SC Constitution, public money is for public schools."
10/07/2020 Tweet - "New @TrevorProject survey: 60% of Black LGBTQ youth respondents who wanted mental health care were not able to get it, with over half citing affordability as the reason. We must address disparities in access to care. The Senate must pass The Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act."
10/06/2020 Tweet - "Now, more than ever, Americans' health care is on the ballot. 23 million people could lose coverage during this pandemic if the Affordable Care Act is overturned."
10/05/2020 Tweet - "Children in states that haven't expanded Medicaid under the ACA are more than twice as likely to be uninsured. As we recognize #ChildHealthDay, children's health depends on expanding Medicaid and protecting the ACA from GOP attack in Congress, the White House, and SCOTUS."
10/02/2020 Tweet - "We have 4% of the world's population, but 20% of the world's coronavirus deaths. I urge the Trump Administration to put partisan politics and ideology aside, embrace our nation's long history of science, and finally show the leadership we need to get this pandemic under control."
10/01/2020 Tweet - "Today we remember the innocent lives that were lost 3 years ago during a mass shooting in Las Vegas. We cannot continue to ignore gun violence in this country. We must pass common sense gun violence legislation into law so we prevent tragedies like this from happening again."
10/01/2020 North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act
09/30/2020 Tweet - "I applaud @RepBonnie's tenacious efforts to address the rise in Black youth suicides. Her hearings, meetings & public events have informed this legislation and shined a light on the need for more funding and research to prevent these needless tragedies."
09/30/2020 CNN "Erin Burnett Outfront" - Transcript Interview with James Clyburn
09/29/2020 Raising A Question of the Privileges of the House
09/26/2020 Tweet - "Confirming a Supreme Court justice so close to a presidential election would be an egregious violation of the standard set by Senate Republicans just four years ago."
09/25/2020 Tweet - "Today Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and first Jewish person to lie in state in the US Capitol. While we mourn her loss, her impact will never leave us. May her memory be a blessing."
09/24/2020 Tweet - "Today marks the 55th anniversary of President Johnson's executive order requiring government contractors to "take affirmative action" to ensure non-discrimination in hiring and employment. We must continue taking affirmative action to ensure that good jobs are available to all."
09/24/2020 Tweet - "Today we wear orange masks to urge @senatemajldr McConnell to take up legislation to help end gun violence. The House passed #HR8 575 days ago and #HR1112, my bill to close the Charleston Loophole, one day later. It is time for @SenateGOP to act."
09/23/2020 Tweet - "We just passed the tragic milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in America. I urge my colleagues on both sides to seek meaningful solutions to help the millions of Americans still struggling through this crisis--solutions based on science and economics, not politics or ideology."
09/18/2020 Tweet - "There are people who have an outsized impact on this world. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was such a person. Her unwavering commitment to justice for all is her living legacy. Rest In Peace."
09/17/2020 Chairs Clyburn, Waters, Maloney Respond to Kodak Internal Report on Trump Administration's $765 Million Loan and Windfall for Executives
09/17/2020 Tweet - "This nearly $22 million investment in @SCPorts is great news for the economy of South Carolina. I am pleased to have worked with @USDOT to secure these funds that will improve infrastructure while creating new jobs."
09/17/2020 Tweet - "Attorney General Barr is in need of a history lesson if he thinks coronavirus lockdowns are a violation against civil liberties comparable to slavery. It is incredibly reckless for the chief law enforcement officer to compare slavery to life-saving advice from health experts."

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