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Rep. Jim Clyburn Steps Down From House Leadership Post

You will be missed, Rep. Clyburn!

Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn (D-SC) is moving on from his post as a Democratic leader in the House of Representatives. 

“I have informed Leader Hakeem Jeffries of my intention to step down as Assistant Democratic Leader of the House Democratic Caucus,” Clyburn said. “I am confident that Leader Jeffries, Whip Katherine Clark, Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar, and the entire leadership team will continue the important work of putting people over politics.” 

While he is moving away from his leadership position, the 83-year-old lawmaker is hoping to remain the face of South Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District as he plans to run for re-election. “I will run for re-election for the Sixth Congressional District. Events of the last several years have made it clear that the greatness of America is at peril, and the threats to our continued pursuit of a more perfect Union’ are real,” he wrote. 

After being praised by his mentor, Jeffries saluted Clyburn for the important work he had done during his time in office. He has worked on important legislation for former Presidents Bill Clinton and Obama, such as the Affordable Care Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. 

Jeffries says millions of lives have changed thanks to leaders like Clyburn: “These enormous legislative achievements have changed millions of lives for the better. Rep. Clyburn has been a moral compass and powerful voice encouraging the Congress to be effective, equitable, and ethical public servants,” Jeffries said. “We are all better representatives because of Jim’s stewardship.”

Source: Black Enterprise

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