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Published on November 18th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



Congressman James E. Clyburn released the following statement after the House Democratic Caucus elected him by acclamation to another term as Assistant Democratic Leader:

“I want to thank my colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus for their support of my continued service as Assistant Democratic Leader. I am deeply grateful and personally humbled by their enduring faith in my efforts to help the Democratic Members function effectively on behalf of the people and communities who have sent us here to serve in the U.S. House.

“After this year’s tough election, I have done quite a bit of soul searching and have spoken at length with a great number of my colleagues. As we look to the future, I want to focus like a laser on addressing the fundamental flaws in our economic system where the wealthiest few reap the benefits of our economic growth while far too many working families struggle to get ahead. I know that the diversity of our Caucus is our greatest strength, and by harnessing the collective wisdom of our different experiences, I know we will succeed in taking on the challenges ahead.

“I especially want to thank Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Representative-elect Gwen Graham of Florida, Representative-elect Ruben Gallego of Arizona and Congressman John Larson of Connecticut for their extremely kind and generous words of support for my nomination to this position. You have my solemn pledge that I will work every day to honor the faith you have placed in me.”


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