September 22, 2023

USGLC Honors Representative James E. Clyburn in Celebration of African American Leadership in Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), in celebration of African American leadership in foreign policy, honored Representative James E. Clyburn (SC-06), the first African American to serve multiple terms as Majority Whip and who is currently serving as the Assistant Democratic Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. The celebration took place during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference.

“What a privilege it is for USGLC to honor Congressman Clyburn, whose life story and belief in equal opportunity drive his commitment to investing in the critical tools of development and diplomacy to build a better, safer world,” said Liz Schrayer, USGLC President and CEO. “As the first African American to serve multiple terms as Majority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Clyburn is an inspiring trailblazer who has left his mark on the imperative for American global leadership. As the Chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, he has been a steadfast voice for advancing global health and protecting the health and safety of Americans.”

“I am honored to accept this award at a time when U.S. leadership and engagement on the world stage are even more important, especially to South Carolinians. What happens globally directly impacts our communities and families here at home, so it is critical to continue to support America’s diplomacy and development toolkit,” said Rep. Clyburn.



The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ( is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.