Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Dec 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today hosted his first digital town hall to discuss the work ahead in the new year.  During the town hall, Butterfield answered constituent submissions about what lies ahead under the new president, North Carolina’s new governor, and in the new Congress.

Dec 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement congratulating Governor-elect Roy Cooper:

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement applauding Vincent Price, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, on his election as the tenth president of Duke University:

Nov 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement on the passing of North Carolina Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White:

Nov 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced its final approval of the state’s application to designate U.S. Highway 264 between Zebulon and Greenville, North Carolina as Future Interstate 587.  Congressmen G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Walter B.

Nov 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressmen G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Walter B. Jones (NC-03), along with Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, recently celebrated the signing in to law of H.R.

Nov 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) approval of Future Interstate 587 between Zebulon and Greenville, North Carolina along U.S.

Nov 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statements after their bipartisan bill, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act, passed the House with unanimous support:

Nov 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Congressmen G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Walter Jones (NC-03) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx calling for the agency to approve North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) request to designate portions of U.S. Highway 264 as a Future Interstate Highway.

Oct 30, 2016 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after learning of the death of State Representative Paul Luebke:

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Mar 10, 2016 In The News

DURHAM — U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., held a veterans community forum Tuesday at the downtown Durham County Library to hear about local veterans issues.

Jan 7, 2016 In The News


Congressman G. K. Butterfield

First Congressional District of North Carolina

January 7, 2016

Oct 26, 2015 In The News

Wilson officials learned early Monday morning that the city was successful in pulling in a $10 million federal grant that will lead to much-anticipated improvements to the U.S. 301 corridor. 

Dec 11, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2014 - A House subcommittee on Wednesday debated the role of the Food and Drug Administration in the regulation of food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Many legislators said they want to see one national set of standards for GE labeling and are worried about the “patchwork” of state rules that may develop.

Nov 24, 2014 In The News

Rep. G. K. Butterfield, the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, joined Roland Martin Thursday on “NewsOne Now” to talk about President Barack Obama’s plan to use an executive order to institute immigration reform and the President’s upcoming address to the nation.

Nov 21, 2014 In The News

North Carolina’s First District Representative G.K. Butterfield takes the helm of the Congressional Black Caucus. Meanwhile, at the state level Republicans vie for the House Speaker’s job. And the Asheville police chief accepts a retirement deal from the city government in the wake of controversy in the department, including accusations of retaliation.

Nov 20, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON—Beginning in January, Democratic Rep. G. K. Butterfield, who represents North Carolina’s first district, will lead the 45-member Congressional Black Caucus, also known as the CBC.

The group was established in 1971 to address the policy concerns of a growing number of African-Americans in Congress.

Nov 20, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield of Wilson was elected Wednesday as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and promised to hold the group of African-American lawmakers together as the “conscience of the Congress.”

Nov 20, 2014 In The News

Congressman G.K Butterfield was unanimously elected Wednesday as the 24th chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress.

Beginning in January, Butterfield will lead the largest CBC in the organization’s history with 45 members.

Nov 18, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield is poised to become the next chair of the Congressional Black Caucus when the new U.S. Congress convenes in January.

Butterfield, a Democrat from Wilson who represents North Carolina’s 1st District, is expected to win an election as the 24th chair of the caucus on Wednesday.

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