NATIONAL PRESS CLUB NEWSMAKER
For Release: November 18, 2014
Bob Weiner, National Press Club Newsmakers Committee event coordinator
301-283-0821 or cell 202-306-1200; email@example.com
HOUSE ASSISTANT MINORITY LEADER REP. JIM CLYBURN,
NATION’S HIGHEST RANKING AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEMBER OF CONGRESS,
TO DISCUSS GOVERNING IN POST-MIDTERMS ENVIRONMENT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB NEWSMAKER:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, AT 10 AM IN ZENGER ROOM
(Washington, DC)—House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. James E. Clyburn will discuss governing and the issues in the post-midterms environment at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 AM, Thursday, November 20, in the Zenger Room. The National Press Club is located at 529 14th St NW, at 14th and F Streets, NW.
President Barack Obama has said Cong. Clyburn is "one of a handful of people
who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens." As Assistant Democratic
Leader, the number three Democrat in the House, Clyburn is the leadership
liaison to the Appropriations Committee and one of the Democratic Caucus'
primary liaisons to the White House. Working with the internal caucuses,
he plays a prominent role in messaging and outreach,
Clyburn is the nation’s highest ranking African-American member of congress. He represents the 6th district of South Carolina. When he came to Congress in 1993, he was elected co-president of his freshman class and rose through leadership ranks. He was elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1999, and he built a reputation as a leader and consensus-builder. He was elected House Democratic Caucus vice chair in 2002 in a three-way race, and three years later was unanimously elected chair of the Democratic Caucus. When Democrats regained the House majority in 2006, Congressman Clyburn was elevated by his colleagues to House Majority Whip.
Clyburn was elected president of his NAACP youth chapter when he was 12 years old, helped organize many civil rights marches and demonstrations as a student leader at South Carolina State College, and met his wife Emily in jail during one of his incarcerations.
For More Information Contact: Bob Weiner, NPC Newsmakers Committee event coordinator, 301-283-0821 or cell 202-306-1200; firstname.lastname@example.org