Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Aug 13, 2016 Press Release

DURHAM, NC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after receiving news that after more than six months in detention, Wildin Acosta was released from Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia:

Aug 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today presented a $480,000 grant from the U.S.

Aug 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Saturday, August 6, 2016 marks the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).  Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement recognizing the anniversary of the VRA and renewing the call for Republicans in Congress to allow a vote on bipartisan legislation to restore the VRA:

Aug 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded the recent announcement of a $791,700 grant for Pitt-Greenville Airport from the U.S.

Jul 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously determined the NC General Assembly acted with a discriminatory purpose in enactment of Voter ID law:

Jul 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide $5 million in TIGER VIII grant funds to Goldsboro, North Carolina.  The funding will be used to complete Goldsboro’s ongoing Main Street Revitalization Project and the Goldsboro Gateway Transit Center.

Jul 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC:

Jul 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement after receiving news that the U.S. Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ruled in favor of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a Durham, North Carolina high school senior from Honduras:

Jul 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement on the passing of Stanley Green, Jr.:

“I was saddened to learn about the passing of my friend Stanley Green, Jr., longtime banking executive in Rocky Mount and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) joined U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with Representatives Michael T.

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Sep 17, 2014 In The News

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.

Sep 16, 2014 In The News

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.

Sep 15, 2014 In The News

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.

Sep 15, 2014 In The News

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.

Sep 9, 2014 In The News

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.

Aug 1, 2014 In The News

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.
 

Jul 23, 2014 In The News

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.

Jul 9, 2014 In The News

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.

Jul 3, 2014 In The News

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:

Jul 1, 2014 In The News

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.

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