James (Jim) E. Clyburn (D-06)

US Representative James Clyburn

James (Jim) E. Clyburn (D-06)
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Capitol: 202.225.3315
FAX: 202.225.2313
District: 803.799.1100
Room 274 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4006
129 South Harvin Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Residence:Columbia, SC

Committee Assignments

FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberKenya Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberRural Veterans Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional WTO Caucus for Farmers and Ranchers
ChairmanDemocratic Outreach and Engagement Task Force
Co-ChairCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional My Brother's Keeper Caucus
ChairmanHouse Democratic Manufacturing Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Stop DUI Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Sports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberChildren's Environmental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Study Group on Germany
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the European Union (EU)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberBrain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus


James E. Clyburn is the U.S. Congressman representing South Carolina's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the Democratic Faith Working Group. He previously served as Assistant Democratic Leader from 2011 to 2018 and 2023 to 2024, and House Majority Whip from 2019 to 2022 and 2007 to 2010, making him the first African American to serve multiple terms as Majority Whip. A native son of South Carolina, Clyburn has represented the state's Sixth Congressional District since 1993. Congressman Clyburn's humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina, as the eldest son of an activist, fundamentalist minister and an independent, civic-minded beautician, grounded him securely in family, faith, and public service. A 1961 graduate of South Carolina State he began his professional career as a public-school teacher in Charleston, SC. He later served as an employment counselor, and director of two youth and community development programs. In 1971, he joined the staff of Governor John C. West, becoming the first African American advisor to a South Carolina governor. In 1974 Governor West appointed him South Carolina Human Affairs Commissioner where he served until 1992 when he retired from state government to run for Congress. When he came to Congress in 1993, Congressman Clyburn was elected co-president of his freshman class. He was subsequently elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Vice Chair, and Chair, of the House Democratic Caucus. From 2011 to 2018, he served as Assistant Democratic Leader. In addition to serving as Whip, Congressman Clyburn chairs the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. Congressman Clyburn has led efforts to preserve and restore historic buildings on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). He sponsored legislation creating the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, the Congaree National Park, the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park and expanding the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, DC. Dedicated to making America's greatness accessible and affordable for all citizens, his 10-20-30 federal funding formula - initially applied to three programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - has been expanded to 15 accounts of the appropriations bills. Additionally, his Rural Energy Savings Program provides loans to families and businesses to implement durable, cost-effective energy efficiency measures. His "Accessible, Affordable Broadband for All" bill was included in the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill and is funded at a level of $65 billion. The recipient of 36 honorary degrees, Congressman Clyburn numerous awards including- the Lyndon Baines Johnson Liberty and Justice for All Award in 2015; the Harry S Truman Foundation's Good Neighbor Award in 2021; and the NAACP's highest honor - the Spingarn Medal - in 2022. His endorsement of Joe Biden for president in 2020 is credited with boosting him to an overwhelming victory in the South Carolina and subsequent primaries and setting Biden on path to the presidency. Congressman Clyburn and his late wife, Emily England Clyburn, met as college student protestors in an Orangeburg, South Carolina jail in 1960. The encounter led to a 58-year marriage, and they became parents of three daughters, grandparents to four grandchildren, and great grandparents to one great grandchild.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Emily England Clyburn (deceased)   DOB: 7/21/1940
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