Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Jun 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Saturday, June 25, 2016, marks the third anniversary of the U. S. Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder case, which struck down key provisions from the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement:

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a historic move to demand life-saving action from Congress, Congressman G. K.

Jun 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in support of today’s sit-in staged by House Democrats to demand Republican leadership to hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence:

Jun 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after learning of the death of civil rights advocate Ms. Ann Atwater:

Jun 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement following confirmation from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that Wildin Acosta was released from restricted housing at Stewart Detention Center:

Jun 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Director Sarah Saldaña calling for the immediate review of disciplinary actions administered to Mr. Wildin Acosta while detained at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement following the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016, that claimed the lives of 49 individuals and injured more than 50:

Jun 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement urging District Attorney Kimberly Robb to release surveillance video footage showing the on-campus assault of 26-year old Patrick Myrick on March 17, 2016:

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On June 7, 2016, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) introduced a resolution honoring the life, accomplishments, and countless contributions of Mr. Muhammad Ali.

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Mar 28, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield said last week that wages need to increase for workers since corporate profits are increasing — and so are consumer prices, he said.

Feb 26, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement concerning the February 2, 2014 coal ash spill from a Duke Energy coal ash pond in Rockingham County, North Carolina:  

Feb 21, 2014 In The News

WELDON — African-Americans in the United States have a long and complicated history, but thanks to the legislative leader of District 1, more is known about their influence in Halifax County.

Feb 20, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement regarding Duke University Health System CEO Dr. Victor J. Dzau being named as the next president of the Institute of Medicine:

Feb 19, 2014 In The News

A congressman urged Pitt County residents to take advantage of programs that allow them to file federal and state tax returns for free.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., appeared at a free filing briefing hosted by the job training organization STRIVE on Tuesday morning.

Jan 30, 2014 In The News

Congressman G.K. Butterfield announced he is going to seek re-election for the U.S. House seat in District 1. He has represented District 1 in Washington since July 2004. Since redistricting in 2010, District 1 covers portions of 24 counties, including Wilson County, and stretches eastward from Elizabeth City, as far north as Roanoke Rapids and as far west as Durham County.

Dec 11, 2013 In The News

Congressman G. K. Butterfield joined tens of thousands of South Africans and world leaders in Johannesburg Tuesday for the memorial service for anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and former South African President, Nelson Mandela.

Nov 22, 2013 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus is fed up with Republican filibusters of President Barack Obama’s nominees, which several black lawmakers said they believe are motivated in part by race.

Nov 4, 2013 In The News

Since its launch, many have had trouble signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace website.

In turn, many Democratic candidates in North Carolina are trying to distance themselves from the site’s problems.

Oct 10, 2013 In The News

A week after police shot and killed a woman who was racing toward the Capitol after trying to breach a White House barricade, lawmakers have been largely silent on the incident pending the results of an investigation.

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