Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after the Senate voted 51-50, to confirm Betsy DeVos of Michigan as the United States Secretary of Education:

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February marks Black History Month, a time to reflect on the struggles of the past, the progress made in recent decades, and the work that remains as we work to fulfill the goal of full participation in American democracy.

Feb 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman G. K.

Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s executive order halting all refugees from entering the United States and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries that resulted in the detainment of travelers with valid U.S.

Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today sent letters to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Durham County Commission Chairwoman Wendy Jacobs, and Durham Mayor William V. Bell in strong support of the proclamation to name a portion of Interstate 85 in honor of scholar Dr. John Hope Franklin.

Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s actions to weaken the U.S. Department of Justice:

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s claim that up to 5 million votes were cast illegally in the 2016 presidential election:

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

Bill would direct Medicare to once again cover recreational therapy for patients 

Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), along with Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03), and Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), introduced the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R.592), which will make it easier for Medicare patients in underserved communities to receive care.

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Nov 15, 2016 In The News

U.S. Reps. G.K. Butterfield and Walter Jones sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last week asking that the federal government approve the N.C. Department of Transportation’s request to designate portions of U.S. 264 as a future interstate highway.

Nov 14, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — Two congressmen from North Carolina are praising the bipartisan passage of a bill that would allow patients access to certain medications in an emergency situations.

Nov 4, 2016 In The News

Hurricane Matthew might have been the death knell for many Eastern North Carolina farmers, according to federal officials touring devastated farms Thursday in Edgecombe County.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st District, said many farmers were already operating at a margin when the storm blew into town in early October.

Sep 29, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congress averted a government shutdown Wednesday as the Senate and then the House approved a short-term spending bill, allowing lawmakers to avoid a crisis and return home to campaign.

Sep 27, 2016 In The News

Shannon Keith

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Local officials are “delighted” that talks of designating U.S. 264 as a future interstate have shifted into the fast lane.

Sep 25, 2016 In The News
WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVD) --

The opening of the Smithsonian's new African American History and Culture Museum brought out some big celebrities.

Actors Robert Di Nero, Angela Bassett, and Oprah Winfrey were all there. Winfrey, 'The Queen of Television,' was one of the museum's largest donors.

Sep 25, 2016 In The News
WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVD) --

The opening of the Smithsonian's new African American History and Culture Museum brought out some big celebrities.

Actors Robert Di Nero, Angela Bassett, and Oprah Winfrey were all there. Winfrey, 'The Queen of Television,' was one of the museum's largest donors.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

Shannon Keith

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration is investing $2.5 million in the Pitt-Greenville Airport to fund infrastructure improvements and upgrades at the airport, the facility’s executive director said.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

(CNN)Congressional Black Caucus members demanded that the Justice Department "aggressively pursue investigations, indictments and prosecutions" regarding the recent deaths of two black men, which stemmed from fatal police shootings.

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