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WASHINGTON D.C. -- In D.C., the Republican-led House passed a short-term spending bill on Friday. It funds the federal government for the beginning of the next fiscal year, but it eliminates funding for President Obama’s healthcare reform.
House lawmakers predict their chamber will vote Wednesday to give President Obama authority to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic militants.
But it won’t come without griping from both sides of the aisle.
You could walk right by 615 E. Nash St. in Wilson and not know its significance. There is no marker or sign giving anyone a clue to what happened inside those four walls.
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st, championed investment in education as a means to repair the “damage that has been done” to African-Americans by slavery in a guest lecture at N.C. Central University on Friday.
The House on Monday passed a resolution to approve the location for a memorial in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the slaves and free blacks who fought in the American Revolution.
The resolution, approved by voice vote, would authorize a memorial to be built in memory of the more than 5,000 African Americans who fought in the American Revolution.
A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama.
The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. The vote was 225 to 201.
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga. (4th CD), has issued the following news release:
Today, Reps. Hank Johnson (GA-04) and G.K. Butterfield (NC-01), along with more than 30 House colleagues, announced the formation of the State Medicaid Expansion Caucus.
The vice chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus on Tuesday blasted Republican Senator Rand Paul for saying he is doing more for minorities than any other sitting U.S. lawmaker.
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement today to mark the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson enacting the landmark Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964:
The race for the congressional seat of North Carolina's 1st District is developing quickly in anticipation of the Nov. 4 election.
After the ballot was solidified in the May 6 primary elections, candidates G.K. Butterfield and Arthur Rich have wasted no time informing voters of their stance on the issues that matter most to the state and country.