Latest James Clyburn News

Texas Democrats see walkout as the way out of party slump

Jul. 19, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jasmine Crockett, a Black civil rights lawyer and one of the youngest lawmakers in Texas, was just a few months into her first term in the Legislature when Republicans were on the cusp of passing new limits on when and how Texans could vote. Like...

School IDs buildings honoring racists, says names can't go

Jul. 15, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina president has indicated he does not plan to ask the Legislature for permission to change the names of nearly a dozen campus buildings that a special committee says honors racists and Civil War figures. Instead,...

Clyburn: Biden likely working on changing filibuster rules

Jul. 14, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Wednesday that he feels President Joe Biden, his longtime ally, is likely working behind the scenes to push for Senate rule changes so the filibuster can't be used on legislation pertaining to election law or other...

Democratic primary in Ohio emerges as test for progressives

Jul. 12, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Amid relentless sunshine and intensifying humidity, Nina Turner led a small procession of voters last week to a polling place on Cleveland’s east side, guiding the group down a long block to the crosswalk even though darting across the street would have been easier. ...

Black farmer in SC wants new land to be ‘a place to heal’

Jul. 05, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

LUGOFF, S.C. (AP) — Sadia Pollard’s father has a memory. It’s the 1980s and Pollard’s father, a young man then, drives by his grandparents’ home and farm in the Chesapeake Bay area. The day is hot. He sees his grandmother bent over and digging in the dirt, maybe...

Bipartisan effort to preserve Carolinas US Revolution sites

Jul. 04, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's lone Democratic U.S. House member is joining with the other six Republican members to create a trail to help link and preserve Revolutionary War sites South Carolina and North Carolina. South Carolina leaders have tried for more...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 02, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Army Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan; White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients; Gov. Jim Justice, R-W.Va. __ ...

Clyburn to push Medicaid expansion in series of town halls

Jul. 01, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House is embarking on a listening tour to talk up the Biden administration's federal aid package and push for Medicaid expansion in states that have not taken that step. On a Thursday call with reporters, U.S....

Graham's earmark: $12M for highway to South Carolina beaches

Jun. 29, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

Sen. Lindsey Graham is pushing for federal funding to help construct a new interstate in South Carolina, connecting I-95 to Myrtle Beach. He told The Associated Press he's formally requesting $12 million to revive a project that has been delayed for decades. “I believe...

South Carolina getting $17M to help Head Start programs

Jun. 26, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is getting more than $17 million in federal money to help programs that promote school readiness for young children from lower-income families. U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Friday that the state would be getting the...