James (Jim) E. Clyburn (D-USH06)
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Capitol: 202.225.3315
FAX: 202.225.2313
District: 803.799.1100
District FAX: 803.799.9060
Room 200 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4006

Residence: Columbia, SC
Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Emily England (deceased)   DOB: 7/21/1940
Committee Assignments
FC MemberKenya Caucus
FC MemberCongressional WTO Caucus for Farmers and Ranchers
ChairmanDemocratic Outreach and Engagement Task Force
Co-ChairCongressional My Brother's Keeper Caucus
FC MemberRural Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Stop DUI Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Study Group on Germany
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Sports Caucus
FC MemberChildren's Environmental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the European Union (EU)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Allendale / Bamberg / Berkeley / Calhoun / Charleston / Clarendon / Colleton / Dorchester / Florence / Hampton / Jasper / Orangeburg / Richland / Sumter / Williamsburg


James E. Clyburn is the Majority Whip is the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives. He previously served in the post from 2007 to 2011 and served as Assistant Democratic Leader from 2011 to 2019.

When he came to Congress in 1993 to represent South Carolina's sixth congressional district, Congressman Clyburn was elected co-president of his freshman class and quickly rose through leadership ranks. He was subsequently elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Vice Chair, and later Chair, of the House Democratic Caucus.

As a national leader, he has championed rural and economic development and many of his initiatives have become law. His 10-20-30 federal funding formula was included in four sections of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Congressman Clyburn is also a passionate supporter of historic preservation and restoration programs. His efforts have restored scores of historic buildings and sites on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities. His legislation created the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, elevated the Congaree National Monument to a National Park, and established the Reconstruction Era National Monument in South Carolina's Lowcountry.

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. His memoir, Blessed Experiences- Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, was published in 2015, and has been described yas a primer that should be read by every student interested in pursuing a career in public service.

Jim and his late wife, Emily England Clyburn, met as students at South Carolina State and were married for 58 years. They are the parents of three daughters; Mignon Clyburn, Jennifer Reed, and Angela Hannibal and four grandchildren.

Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
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