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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.  He {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014.
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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 and most recently won re-election in 2014.  
 
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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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==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 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>
*1993-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District]]
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*1993-Present: U.S. Representative from [[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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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
====2013-2014====
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====2011-2016====
Clyburn once again serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader.
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As Assistant Democratic Leader, Clyburn serves on no committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015]</ref>
  
====2011-2012====
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==Key votes==
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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===113th Congress===
 
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==Issues==
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===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
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====National security====
 
====National security====
 
=====NDAA=====
 
=====NDAA=====
{{Oppose 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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{{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>
  
 
=====DHS Appropriations=====
 
=====DHS Appropriations=====
{{Oppose vote}} Clyburn voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 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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{{Nay vote}} Clyburn voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations 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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=====CISPA (2013)=====
 
=====CISPA (2013)=====
{{support 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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{{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 permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
  
 
====Economy====
 
====Economy====
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=====2013 Farm Bill=====
 
=====2013 Farm Bill=====
 
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
 
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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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>
 
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=====
 
=====Government shutdown=====
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
{{oppose 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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{{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>
  
{{support vote}} The shutdown finally 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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{{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>
  
 
====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
 
=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
{{Oppose 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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{{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>
  
 
====Healthcare====
 
====Healthcare====
 
=====Repealing Obamacare=====
 
=====Repealing Obamacare=====
{{Oppose 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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{{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>
  
 
====Social issues====
 
====Social issues====
 
=====Abortion=====
 
=====Abortion=====
{{Oppose 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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{{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 was 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>
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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===Previous congressional sessions===
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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====Fiscal cliff====
{{Support vote}}
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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>
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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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s070_000.gif|right|290px|thumb|Clyburn's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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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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|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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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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==Elections==
 
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:: ''See also: [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
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]]. 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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Clyburn won re-election to 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]] on November 4, 2014. He defeated [[Karen Smith]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on June 10, 2014.<ref>[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><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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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''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, 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  WYFF News-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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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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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/194/James-E-Clyburn Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Clyburn attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|year=2000
 
|year=2000
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00002408&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for James Clyburn," accessed March 28, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00002408&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for James Clyburn," accessed April 20, 2015]</ref>
 
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|office2014=U.S. House (South Carolina, [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District{{!}}District 6]])
 
|totalraised2012=2388048
 
|totalraised2012=2388048
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=US House (South Carolina, [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District{{!}}District 6]])
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|office2012=U.S. House (South Carolina, [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District{{!}}District 6]])
 
|totalraised2010=3319719
 
|totalraised2010=3319719
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=US House (South Carolina, [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District{{!}}District 6]])
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|office2010=U.S. House (South Carolina, [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District{{!}}District 6]])
 
|totalraised2008=3081315
 
|totalraised2008=3081315
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=US House (South Carolina, [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District{{!}}District 6]])
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===2014===
 
===2014===
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Clyburn won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $2,202,607 and spent $2,184,698.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002408&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "James E. Clyburn 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 10, 2015]</ref> This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 10, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Clyburn spent $17.37 per general election vote received in 2014.
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|orgdonor3 = $15,000
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|inddonor2 = $127,250
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|inddonor3 = $118,543
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|inddonor4 = $111,110
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|inddonor5 = $91,250
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{{James Clyburn 2014 FEC}}
 
{{James Clyburn 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[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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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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|inddonor5 = $92,250
 
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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>
 
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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|inddonor4 = $126,469
 
|inddonor5 = $121,272
 
|inddonor5 = $121,272
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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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 two-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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It consists of two different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration 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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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Clyburn received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Lawyers/Law Firms'' industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in [[South Carolina's 6th Congressional District]] was ''Manufacturing,'' according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/mycd/ ''Census.gov'', "My Congressional District," accessed September 24, 2014]</ref>
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From 1991-2014, '''22.91 percent of Clyburn's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00034120&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. James Clyburn," accessed September 25, 2014]</ref>
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|total raised = 14696027
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|total spent =13033749
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|ind2 =Electric Utilities
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|ind3 =Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
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|ind4 =Health Professionals
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|ind5 =Transportation Unions
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|inddonor1 =908383
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|inddonor2 = 697363
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|inddonor3 =609982
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|inddonor4 = 584152
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|inddonor5 = 566500
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|district = Manufacturing
 
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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 ''GovTrack'', "Jim Clyburn," accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Clyburn was 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]]''
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====2012====
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====2013====
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002408&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Clyburn, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</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>
  
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===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," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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Clyburn and his wife, Emily, 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, 2017
Years in position 22
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRobin Tallon (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$10.17 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$11,536,866
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Carolina State College, Orangeburg
Personal
Date of birthJuly 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 and most recently won re-election in 2014.

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.[1] Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Clyburn served as the South Carolina human affairs commissioner.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Clyburn's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2016

As Assistant Democratic Leader, Clyburn serves on no committees:[3]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[4] For more information pertaining to Clyburn's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

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.[6]

DHS Appropriations

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

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.[6]

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 permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[7] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[6]

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.[8] 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.[9][10] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[10] 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.[11][12] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[12] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[13] 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 the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Clyburn joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[11][12]

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.[14] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[15]

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.[16] 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.[17] Clyburn voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

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.[19] 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.[20]

Immigration


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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.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

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.[23]

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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

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.[25]

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.[26]

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[27]
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.[26] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Elections

2014

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

Clyburn won re-election to the U.S. House to represent South Carolina's 6th District on November 4, 2014. He defeated Karen Smith in the Democratic primary on June 10, 2014.[28][29]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clyburn Incumbent 72.5% 125,747
     Republican Anthony Culler 25.5% 44,311
     Libertarian Kevin Umbaugh 1.8% 3,176
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 198
Total Votes 173,432
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission


U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Clyburn Incumbent 85.9% 37,184
Karen Smith 14.1% 6,086
Total Votes 43,270
Source: Results via Associated Press

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

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Clyburn attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Clyburn is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Clyburn raised a total of $13,739,473 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 20, 2015.[42]

James E. Clyburn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $2,202,607
2012 U.S. House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $2,388,048
2010 U.S. House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $3,319,719
2008 U.S. House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $3,081,315
2006 U.S. House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $1,134,696
2004 U.S. House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $692,448
2002 U.S. House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $425,558
2000 U.S. House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $495,082
Grand Total Raised $13,739,473

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Clyburn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $2,202,607 and spent $2,184,698.[43] This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[44]

Cost per vote

Clyburn spent $17.37 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6, 2014 - James E. Clyburn Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,202,607
Total Spent $2,184,698
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $0
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $0
Top contributors to James E. Clyburn's campaign committee
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance$16,500
Northwestern Mutual$15,500
Merck & Co$15,000
Union Pacific Corp$15,000
United Parcel Service$15,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Electric Utilities$135,750
Insurance$127,250
Lawyers/Law Firms$118,543
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$111,110
Health Professionals$91,250

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Clyburn's reports.[45]

2012

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.[51]

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.[52]

Personal Gain Index

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

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-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 two 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.[53] Between 2004 and 2012, Clyburn‘s calculated net worth[54] 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.[55]

James Clyburn Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$201,158
2012$468,511
Growth from 2004 to 2012:133%
Average annual growth:17%[56]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[57]
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.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Clyburn received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in South Carolina's 6th Congressional District was Manufacturing, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[58]

From 1991-2014, 22.91 percent of Clyburn's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[59]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
James E. Clyburn Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $14,696,027
Total Spent $13,033,749
Top industry in the districtManufacturing
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$908,383
Electric Utilities$697,363
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$609,982
Health Professionals$584,152
Transportation Unions$566,500
% total in top industry6.18%
% total in top two industries10.93%
% total in top five industries22.91%

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.[60]

Clyburn most often votes with:

Clyburn least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Clyburn was a "moderate Democratic follower," as of August 2014.[61] He was a rank-and-file Democrat in June 2013.[62]

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.[63]

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.[64]

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.[65]

2012

Clyburn ranked 119th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[66]

2011

Clyburn was one of two members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2011.[67]

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.[68]

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.[69]

Personal

Clyburn and his wife, Emily, have three children.[70]

Recent news

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See also

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  56. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Robin Tallon
U.S. House of Representatives - South Carolina, District 6
1993–present
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