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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  WYFF News-2012 Primary Results]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map," 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  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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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 primaryJune 10, 2014
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, 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 is running for re-election in 2014.

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Clyburn's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Clyburn once again serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader.

2011-2012

Clyburn served as the Assistant Democratic Leader.[3]

Issues

Legislative actions

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.[4] For more information pertaining to Clyburn's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" 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

Voted "No" 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.[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)

Voted "Yes" 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.[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 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.[11][12]

2013 Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" 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

Voted "No" 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.[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]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" 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

Voted "No" Clyburn has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" 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.[24]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" 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.[25]

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. Clyburn is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014. He is seeking his 12th term in office.[26]

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.[27][28]

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.[39]

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.[40]

James Clyburn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2013$1,233,310.01$299,127.54$(362,040.61)$1,170,396.94
July Quarterly[42]July 15, 2013$1,170,396.94$315,175.67$(274,116.43)$1,211,456.18
October Quarterly[43]October 15, 2013$1,211,456.18$237,088.93$(317,729.06)$1,130,816.05
Year-End[44]January 31, 2014$1,130,816$199,788$(155,518)$1,165,085
April Quarterly[45]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.[46]

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.[47]

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.[48]

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 "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 24, 2013.[49]

Lifetime voting record

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.[50]

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 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.[51]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

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.[52]

James Clyburn Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$468,511
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.

National Journal vote ratings

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.[53]

2011

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. Clyburn was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings.[54]

Voting with party

2013

Clyburn voted with the Democratic Party 95.2% of the time, which ranked 75th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[55]

Personal

Clyburn is married to Emily. They have three children.[56]

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Clyburn," accessed June 24, 2013
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "CLYBURN, James Enos, (1940 - )"
  3. Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives "Committee Information"
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Clyburn's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 11, 2013
  7. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  8. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  9. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  13. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. Vote Smart, "Clyburn on agriculture," accessed October 11, 2013
  15. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps," accessed September 17, 2013
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Clyburn's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 11, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Clyburn's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 11, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "Clyburn on abortion," accessed October 11, 2013
  25. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  26. The Times and Democrat, "Clyburn announces run for 12th term next year," accessed August 28, 2013
  27. WYFF News-2012 Primary Results
  28. Politico, "2012 Election Map," accessed November 6, 2012
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  37. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  38. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  39. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for James Clyburn," accessed March 28, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Clyburn 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  42. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  43. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Clyburn Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  45. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  46. Open Secrets, "Clyburn Campaign Contributions," accessed February 28, 2013
  47. Open Secrets, "James E. Clyburn 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  48. OpenCongress, "James Clyburn," accessed August 6, 2013
  49. GovTrack, "Jim Clyburn," accessed June 24, 2013
  50. GovTrack, "Clyburn," accessed April 10, 2013
  51. LegiStorm, "James E. Clyburn," accessed September 18, 2012
  52. OpenSecrets, "Clyburn, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  53. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  54. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  55. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  56. 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
Succeeded by
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