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Published on December 1st, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



WASHINGTON, D.C. – South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn released the following statement after the House Democratic Caucus unanimously elected him by acclamation to be Majority Whip in the 116th Congress.

“I thank all my House Democratic colleagues for the faith and confidence they have expressed in me to serve as Majority Whip in the 116th Congress. I am deeply honored to have the support of our Caucus and humbly accept this position with a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“As I said to my colleagues, America is already a great country: our challenge is to make its greatness apply fairly and equitably to all of its people. As the only Member of elected Leadership from a red state and largely rural district, I will work tirelessly to be a voice for the millions of Americans who feel left out and communities that are too often left behind. I am committed to staying connected to all of our Caucuses and regions and building a whip operation that is reflective of the diversity of our Caucus and that empowers a new generation of Members to have a voice in our legislative process.”

Clyburn was nominated to be the U.S. House Majority Whip for the 116th Congress by Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02). His nomination was seconded by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Congresswoman-Elect Lucy McBath (GA-06).


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