Rep. James “Jim” Clyburn

Representative from South Carolina’s 6th District, Democrat

Clyburn, a Democrat, has been the representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district since Jan 5, 1993 (next election in 2016) (map).



Our unique analysis of the bills Clyburn has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Clyburn is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Clyburn for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Clyburn sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (45%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (36%) Government Operations and Politics (18%)

Recent Bills

Some of Clyburn’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1993 to Sep 2016, Clyburn missed 491 of 15,901 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 12 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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