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James E. Clyburn

D

South Carolina U.S. House, District 6 (1993 - Present)

Policy Positions

Presidential preference

2016 presidential endorsement

? Clyburn endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democrat primary in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

First Amendment

Usage of the Confederate flags

On June 24, 2015, Clyburn released an article in Time discussing the use of a Confederate flag in South Carolina. In the article he addressed the history of the different flags that depicted the "stars and bars", from the various Confederate States of America flag to the various battle flags that were used during the civil war. He also addressed the resurgence of the flags use during the civil rights movement in the middle 1900s. Clyburn ultimately applauded Nikki Haley and the South Carolina State Legislature for addressing the issue and calling for the removal of flag from public grounds.

Congress Bills
Articles

Selection as House majority whip

Jan. 1, 1900

Clyburn was elected by acclamation to be House majority whip in the 116th Congress when House Democrats held their leadership elections on November 28, 2018.