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'''James Enos "Jim" Clyburn''' (b. July 21, 1940, in Sumter, South Carolina) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[South Carolina]]. Clyburn was first elected by the voters of [[South Carolina's 6th congressional district]] in 1992. He won re-election in 2012.
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'''James Enos "Jim" Clyburn''' (b. July 21, 1940, in Sumter, [[South Carolina|SC]]) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[South Carolina]]. Clyburn was first elected by the voters of [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District]] in 1992.  
  
Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Clyburn served as the South Carolina human affairs commissioner.<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000537 ''Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress'' "Clyburn," Accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
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Clyburn {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014. He defeated [[Karen Smith]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on June 10, 2014.<ref name=ap>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/SC_US_House_0610.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Clyburn was born in Sumter, [[South Carolina]]. He earned his B.S. from [[South Carolina]] State College, Orangeburg, in 1962.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c000537 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "CLYBURN, James Enos, (1940 - )"]</ref>
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Clyburn was born in Sumter, [[South Carolina]]. He earned his B.S. from [[South Carolina]] State College, Orangeburg, in 1962.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c000537 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "CLYBURN, James Enos, (1940 - )"]</ref> Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Clyburn served as the South Carolina human affairs commissioner.<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000537 ''Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress'', "Clyburn," accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Clyburn's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000537 ''Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress'' "Clyburn," Accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Clyburn's professional and political career:<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000537 ''Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress'', "Clyburn," accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
*1993-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[South Carolina's 6th congressional district]]
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*1993-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District]]
 
*1974-1992: [[South Carolina]] Human Affairs Commissioner
 
*1974-1992: [[South Carolina]] Human Affairs Commissioner
 
*1971-1974: Member of the Staff of Governor John C. West
 
*1971-1974: Member of the Staff of Governor John C. West
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Clyburn once again serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader.
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Clyburn serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader.
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Clyburn served as the Assistant Democratic Leader.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives'' "Committee Information"]</ref>
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Clyburn served as the Assistant Democratic Leader.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee Information"]</ref>
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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====National security====
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=====NDAA=====
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{{Nay vote}} Clyburn voted in opposition of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27066/jim-clyburn?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.Ulg6FhCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Clyburn's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Nay vote}} Clyburn voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{neutral vote}} Clyburn did not vote on House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
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{{Yea vote}} Clyburn voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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====Economy====
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=====2014 Farm bill=====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem Yes|Name=Clyburn}}
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Clyburn}}
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=====2013 Farm Bill=====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}}
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Clyburn voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27066/jim-clyburn?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.Ulg69xCBxVI ''Vote Smart'', "Clyburn on agriculture," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{nay vote}}On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Clyburn voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Clyburn voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Nay vote}} Clyburn voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27066/jim-clyburn?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.Ulg8AhCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Clyburn's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Repealing Obamacare=====
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{{Nay vote}} Clyburn has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27066/jim-clyburn?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.Ulg8nBCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Clyburn's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{Nay vote}} Clyburn voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27066/jim-clyburn?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.Ulg9iBCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart'', "Clyburn on abortion," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal cliff====
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{{Yea vote}} Clyburn voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003, while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Specific votes===
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
====Fiscal Cliff====
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[[File:s070_000.gif|right|290px|thumb|Clyburn's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
{{Support vote}}
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
Clyburn voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Clyburn is a '''Populist-Leaning Liberal.''' Clyburn received a score of 67 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Clyburn|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/James_Clyburn.htm ''On The Issues'', "Clyburn Vote Match," accessed July 1, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion=Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Opposes
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security=Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Strongly Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Favors
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|Citizenship=Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Strongly Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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|Military=Neutral
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Favors
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Opposes
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|Stimulus=Strongly Favors
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
:: ''See also: [[South Carolina's 6th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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:: ''See also: [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Clyburn {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2014|South Carolina's]] [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014|6th District]]. He defeated [[Karen Smith]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on June 10, 2014.<ref name=ap/> {{Nov2014genelection}} He {{2014isseeking}} his 12th term in office.<ref>[http://thetandd.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/clyburn-announces-run-for-th-term-next-year/article_975009b2-0f95-11e3-8c98-001a4bcf887a.html ''The Times and Democrat'', "Clyburn announces run for 12th term next year," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
  
Clyburn {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2014|South Carolina's]] [[South Carolina's 6th congressional district elections, 2014|6th District]]. Clyburn {{2014isseeking}} the Democratic nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}} He {{2014isseeking}} his 12th term in office.<ref>[http://thetandd.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/clyburn-announces-run-for-th-term-next-year/article_975009b2-0f95-11e3-8c98-001a4bcf887a.html ''The Times and Democrat'', "Clyburn announces run for 12th term next year", accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
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{{Sc06Demprimary2014}}  
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[South Carolina's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Clyburn won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2012|South Carolina's]] [[South Carolina's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|6th District]]. He was unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on June 12 and defeated [[Nammu Y Muhammad]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/SC_Page_0612.html?SITE=WYFFTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS  WYFF News-2012 Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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Clyburn won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2012|South Carolina's]] [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012|6th District]]. He was unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on June 12, 2012, and defeated [[Nammu Y Muhammad]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/SC_Page_0612.html?SITE=WYFFTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS  ''Associated Press'', "2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
 
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|totalraised2008=3081315
 
|result2008=Won
 
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|totalraised2006=1134696
 
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|result2006=Won
 
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|totalraised2002=425558
 
|result2002=Won
 
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|totalraised2000=495082
 
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===2014===
 
===2014===
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Clyburn's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2SC02042''Federal Election Commission'' "Clyburn 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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{{James Clyburn 2014 FEC}}
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/081/13964087081/13964087081.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC'' "April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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|Beginning Balance 1 =1233310.01
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|Total Contributions 1 =  299127.54
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|Expenditures 1=362040.61
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|Cash on Hand 1 =1170396.94
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/078/13964090078/13964090078.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC'' "July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 2 =7/15/2013
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|Total Contributions 2 =315175.67
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|Expenditures 2=274116.43
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|Cash on Hand 2 =1211456.18
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===2012===
 
===2012===
As of March 31, 2012, Clyburn raised $1,452,357 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $1,070,366, leaving him with $1,451,123 cash on hand. Three of his top contributors were URS Corp, which gave $12,750; Fluor Corp, which donated $10,500; and the American Federation of Teachers, which gave $10,000.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002408&cycle=2012 ''opensecrets.org'' "James E. Clyburn" Accessed May 19, 2012]</ref>
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[[File:James Clyburn 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Clyburn's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]  Clyburn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $2,388,048 and spent $2,223,870.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002408&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Clyburn Campaign Contributions," accessed February 28, 2013]</ref>
 
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Throughout his career, Clyburn has raised $757,390 from law firms, $528,363 from electric utilities, and $488,500 from transportation unions.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00002408&newMem=N ''opensecrets.org'' Accessed May 19, 2012]</ref>
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[[File:James Clyburn 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Clyburn's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]  Clyburn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $2,388,048 and spent $2,223,870.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002408&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Clyburn Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 28, 2013]</ref>
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===2010===
 
===2010===
Clyburn won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $3,319,719 and spent $3,289,439.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00002408&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "James E. Clyburn 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
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Clyburn won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $3,319,719 and spent $3,289,439.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00002408&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "James E. Clyburn 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
  
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Clyburn's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $210,022 to $727,000. That averages to '''$468,511''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36.  Clyburn ranked as the 273rd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002408&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Clyburn, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Clyburn‘s calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 17 percent per year.
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Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400075_James_Clyburn ''OpenCongress,'' "James Clyburn," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400075_James_Clyburn ''OpenCongress'', "James Clyburn," accessed September 8, 2014]</ref>
 
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Clyburn is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]," as of June 24, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/james_clyburn/400075 ''Gov Track'' "Jim Clyburn," Accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Clyburn is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic follower]]," as of August 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/james_clyburn/400075 ''GovTrack'', "Jim Clyburn," accessed September 8, 2014]</ref> He was a rank-and-file Democrat in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/james_clyburn/400075 ''GovTrack'', "Jim Clyburn," accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Clyburn missed 364 of 13,523 roll call votes from January 1993 to April 2013. This amounts to 2.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/james_clyburn/400075 ''GovTrack,'' "Clyburn," Accessed April 10, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Clyburn missed 424 of 14,551 roll call votes from January 1993 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.9 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/james_clyburn/400075 ''GovTrack'', "Clyburn," accessed September 8, 2014]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Clyburn paid his congressional staff a total of $993,463 in 2011. Overall, [[South Carolina]] ranks 31st in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_James_E._Clyburn.html ''LegiStorm'', "James E. Clyburn," Accessed September 18, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Clyburn paid his congressional staff a total of $993,463 in 2011. Overall, [[South Carolina]] ranked 31st in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_James_E._Clyburn.html ''LegiStorm'', "James E. Clyburn," accessed September 18, 2012]</ref>
  
===Net worth===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
====2011====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Clyburn's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $212,010 and $582,000. That averages to $397,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 2.25% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030815&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Clyburn (D-SC), 2011"]</ref>
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====2013====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Clyburn's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $220,772 to $555,763. That averages to $388,267.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030815&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "James E. Clyburn (D-SC), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012]</ref>
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Clyburn was one of three members of the House who ranked 144th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," September 8, 2014]</ref>
  
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Clyburn ranked 119th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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Clyburn ranked 119th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Clyburn was one of two members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Clyburn was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Clyburn is married to Emily. They have three children.<ref>[http://clyburn.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''House.gov'', "Bio," accessed December 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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James E. Clyburn
James Clyburn.jpg
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 6
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRobin Tallon (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$10.17 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,536,866
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Carolina State College, Orangeburg
Personal
BirthdayJuly 21, 1940
Place of birthSumter, South Carolina
Net worth$468,511
ReligionAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (b. July 21, 1940, in Sumter, SC) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of South Carolina. Clyburn was first elected by the voters of South Carolina's 6th Congressional District in 1992.

Clyburn is running for re-election in 2014. He defeated Karen Smith in the Democratic primary on June 10, 2014.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Clyburn is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Clyburn was born in Sumter, South Carolina. He earned his B.S. from South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, in 1962.[2] Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Clyburn served as the South Carolina human affairs commissioner.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Clyburn's professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Clyburn serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader.

2011-2012

Clyburn served as the Assistant Democratic Leader.[4]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Clyburn's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Clyburn voted in opposition of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Clyburn voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[7]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Neutral/Abstain Clyburn did not vote on House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Clyburn voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[8] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

Economy

2014 Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[9] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[10][11] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[11] Clyburn voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[12][13] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[13] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[14] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Clyburn joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[12][13]

2013 Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png Clyburn voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[15] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.pngOn September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Clyburn voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Clyburn voted for HR 2775.[21]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Clyburn voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Clyburn has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[24]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Clyburn voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png Clyburn voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003, while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Clyburn's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Clyburn is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Clyburn received a score of 67 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Neutral
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27]

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Clyburn is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent South Carolina's 6th District. He defeated Karen Smith in the Democratic primary on June 10, 2014.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014. He is seeking his 12th term in office.[29]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Clyburn Incumbent 85.8% 28,649
Karen Smith 14.2% 4,737
Total Votes 33,386
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Clyburn won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent South Carolina's 6th District. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012, and defeated Nammu Y Muhammad (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30][31]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clyburn Incumbent 93.6% 218,717
     Green Nammu Y Muhammad 5.5% 12,920
     N/A Write-In 0.8% 1,978
Total Votes 233,615
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Clyburn is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Clyburn raised a total of $11,536,866 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.[42]

James E. Clyburn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $2,388,048
2010 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $3,319,719
2008 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $3,081,315
2006 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $1,134,696
2004 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $692,448
2002 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $425,558
2000 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $495,082
Grand Total Raised $11,536,866

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Clyburn's reports.[43]

James Clyburn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2013$1,233,310.01$299,127.54$(362,040.61)$1,170,396.94
July Quarterly[45]July 15, 2013$1,170,396.94$315,175.67$(274,116.43)$1,211,456.18
October Quarterly[46]October 15, 2013$1,211,456.18$237,088.93$(317,729.06)$1,130,816.05
Year-End[47]January 31, 2014$1,130,816$199,788$(155,518)$1,165,085
April Quarterly[48]April 14, 2014$1,165,085.41$196,022.73$(92,446.26)$1,268,661.88
Running totals
$1,247,202.87$(1,201,850.36)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Clyburn's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Clyburn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $2,388,048 and spent $2,223,870.[49]

Cost per vote

Clyburn spent $10.17 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Clyburn won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $3,319,719 and spent $3,289,439.[50]

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Clyburn's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $210,022 to $727,000. That averages to $468,511, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Clyburn ranked as the 273rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[51] Between 2004 and 2012, Clyburn‘s calculated net worth[52] increased by an average of 17 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[53]

James Clyburn Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$201,158
2012$468,511
Growth from 2004 to 2012:133%
Average annual growth:17%[54]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[55]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[56]

Clyburn most often votes with:

Clyburn least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Clyburn is a "moderate Democratic follower," as of August 2014.[57] He was a rank-and-file Democrat in June 2013.[58]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Clyburn missed 424 of 14,551 roll call votes from January 1993 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.9 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[59]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Clyburn paid his congressional staff a total of $993,463 in 2011. Overall, South Carolina ranked 31st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[60]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Clyburn was one of three members of the House who ranked 144th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[61]

2012

Clyburn ranked 119th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[62]

2011

Clyburn was one of two members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2011.[63]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Clyburn voted with the Democratic Party 92.1 percent of the time, which ranked 128th among the 204 House Democratic members as of August 2014.[64]

2013

Clyburn voted with the Democratic Party 95.2 percent of the time, which ranked 75th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[65]

Personal

Clyburn is married to Emily. They have three children.[66]

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References

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  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "CLYBURN, James Enos, (1940 - )"
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  24. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Clyburn's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 11, 2013
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  26. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  27. 27.0 27.1 On The Issues, "Clyburn Vote Match," accessed July 1, 2014
  28. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  29. The Times and Democrat, "Clyburn announces run for 12th term next year," accessed August 28, 2013
  30. Associated Press, "2012 Primary Results"
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  52. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  53. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  54. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  55. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  65. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  66. House.gov, "Bio," accessed December 12, 2013
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Preceded by
Robin Tallon
U.S. House of Representatives - South Carolina, District 6
1993–present
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