Sunday, September 13, 2009

Know Your Congress Reps and Senators (Entry 15 of 21)

It seems like another congressional rep from the Palmetto State, Cong. Joe Wilson (R-SC) is getting all the media attention these days due to his unruly outburst during President Barack Obama's address to both chambers of Congress.

Thus, we are putting our attention on another member of the South Carolina delegation.

Cong. James Clyburn (D-SC,born July 21, 1940) who represents the district around Charleston, SC, has the following accolades:

-Represents South Carolina's only majority black district

-He is the majority whip which makes him the third highest Democrat in the House behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Cong. Steny Hoyer (D-Md).

-Clyburn was also considered for the secretary of Housing and Urban Development cabinet position in the Obama administration. That post is now held by Shaun Donovan.


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