Pelosi, Hoyer, and Clyburn share a smaller pie.
I’m not… appalled: this is minority-party business, and as such is not likely to interfere with the real business of the House anyway. But… wow. Just… wow. They’re going to short-circuit the looming Hoyer/Clyburn Minority Whip fight by giving Clyburn an extra-special new #3 position, just for him! No word on the duties, privileges, job description, or even the name of said position (I suggest | Read More »
James Clyburn (D, SC-06) dangles potential public option carrot.
(Via AoSHQ) Rep. James Clyburn went out there today to promise that, if only Democratic voters come out and keep their feckless legislators in control of Congress, said feckless legislators will maybe get a public option going next year. Although one suspects that if Democratic voters just elect Clyburn he’ll hold up under the strain somehow. “Reelect me, keep Democrats on the field. And when | Read More »
Rep. Clyburn abandons public option on behalf of Democratic party.
Here we go. The House’s third-ranking Democrat said Sunday that he can support a healthcare reform bill without a public option. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) — a proponent of a government-run public plan — said that he could back the bill as long as it creates more choice and competition in the insurance industry and reduces costs. “It’s of no consequence” whether it’s | Read More »
James Clyburn’s (D, SC-06) timeline for withdrawal.
June 16th, 2006: Voted nay on a resolution rejecting the imposition of a timeline on the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. February 16, 2007: Voted to condemn the ultimately-successful surge strategy that allowed us to win the Iraq War. March 10, 2007: Clyburn acts as whip for Iraq supplemental bill that included a timeline for withdrawal. May 1, 2007: Clyburn condemns Bush’s veto of the | Read More »