WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) will discuss governing and the issues in the post-midterms environment at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 20, in the club's Zenger Room. The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Club, at 529 14th St NW, at 14th and F Streets, NW.
President Obama has called Clyburn is "one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens." As Assistant Democratic Leader, the number three Democrat in the House, Clyburn is the leadership liaison to the Appropriations Committee and one of the Democratic Caucus' primary liaisons to the White House. Working with the internal caucuses, he plays a prominent role in messaging and outreach.
Clyburn is the highest ranking African-American member of Congress. When he came to Congress in 1993, he was elected co-President of his freshman class and rose through leadership ranks. Elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1999, he built a reputation as a leader and consensus-builder. He was elected House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair in 2002 in a three way-race and three years later was unanimously elected Chair of the Democratic Caucus. When Democrats regained the House majority in 2006, Clyburn was elevated to House Majority Whip.
Clyburn was elected president of his NAACP youth chapter when he was 12 years old, helped organize many civil rights marches and demonstrations as a student leader at South Carolina State College, and met his wife Emily in jail during one of his incarcerations.
Like all NPC Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed journalists and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.
Bob Weiner, NPC Newsmakers Committee event coordinator
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SOURCE National Press Club