The President's call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn't add up.

— Jim Clyburn

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But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nations economic viability.

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Last week in the Homeland Security Committee, Republicans were against port security; and today, one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda, they're for it

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We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth and ensure that our children and grandchildren have a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live.

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Environmental protection doesn't happen in a vacuum.

You can't separate the impact on the environment from the impact on our families and communities.

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Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans.

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Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need.

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The bottom line is that five million low-income Americans working full time for minimum wage, deserve a raise.

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I'm heartened by the growing awareness of global warming among important communities and organizations in our nation.

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Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs

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Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.

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Education is the great equalizer, and shouldn't be limited to the wealthiest few.

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Rep. James Clyburn, the state's only black congressman -- controls 20 percent to 25 percent of the primary vote.

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About Jim Clyburn

Quotes 27 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

Has he paid his dues? Is he black enough? John Lewis and I were out there marching and organizing sit-ins back in the '60s so that his children and my children would not have to do it. We would have been failures if had to do the same things we did.

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I admire and respect Bill Clinton. I think he was a great president.

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I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterdays election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.

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I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother.

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Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq.

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A question I often get is, "How do you maintain your sanity with so much happening all around you?" I think I developed a certain mental toughness that is required in the business. You have to have a thick skin and a brass bottom, because you're going to kicked a lot.

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You ought not be afraid of nuclear, but respectful of it.

Yes, it has dangers, but it also has benefits. If not for nuclear, much of the medicine that's saving lives today would not be in existence.

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In particular, the emerging call from our nation's evangelicals to protect God's creation is substantial

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A lot of very competent people sometimes make errors.

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

I lost three times before I got elected. There's no limit. Stay in pursuit of your dreams.

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Get yourself prepared, educationally and emotionally, and develop mental toughness. Don't ever give up.

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An ability to compromise is important.

That means stepping back and getting the ego out of the way in order to accomplish what you want to get done.

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I have always abhorred the word racism. I never use it.

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We have stabilized our economy. We took over a very sick economy, and we were hemorrhaging 750,000 jobs a month. We have stopped the hemorrhaging. In fact, we had 140,000 job growth last month. And that's what I call progress.

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