Clyburn’s Corporate Foundation

Source: The American Prospect
by Donald Shaw

“House Majority Whip James Clyburn has come under fire recently for his corporate backing, particularly the financial support his re-election campaigns have received from the pharmaceutical industry. But campaign contributions are just one way that corporate America has directed money to Clyburn-affiliated organizations. According to a review of lobbying contributions filings, which contain information about donations to entities affiliated with members of Congress, dozens of corporations have given a combined more than $1.6 million to the James E. Clyburn Research and Scholarship Foundation over the past decade. The Foundation gives out more than one hundred small, need-based college scholarships each year, according to its tax filings. It is also a way for the congressman to use his immense political and fundraising power to benefit young people and families, including constituents in his district.” (05/31/21)