Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Grow Our Economy & Create Jobs

Congressman Butterfield visits manufacturing facility

Overview

Congressman Butterfield is committed to the policies that will help grow our economy and produce job opportunites for the people of the First District and across the state. The strength and ingenuity of the First District can power North Carolina into a new era of prosperity.

'Make it in America'

Congressman Butterfield is dedicated to helping the American workforce by encouraging businesses to manufacture products within the nation and promoting the export of American goods. With this increase in manufacturing, Americans deserve a thorughtful energy plan that will not only supply its energy demands, but also create green jobs. Creating relationships between local and global businesses will produce opportunities for market expansion, innovation, and job creation.

Build a 21st Century Infrastructure

Congressman Butterfield hopes to maintain and improve all modes of transportation from high and rail, to airports and sea ports. A connected North Carolina provides job opportunities, moving commerce, and a stronger connection with the global economy.

Invest in Rural Communities

As a senior member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Butterfield's goal is to connect the rural communities of the First Distrcit to the global exchange of technology. Providing agricultural producers with access to world markets, employment opportunities, federal assistance, and new methods of production are critical if rural communities are to thrive.

More on Grow Our Economy & Create Jobs

Future Interstate Gets Federal OK

Nov 25, 2016 In The News

By Lindell John Kay
Staff Writer

Friday, November 25, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department has provided final approval of designating U.S. 264 as an interstate between Zebulon and Greenville through southern Nash County.

“I am thrilled that the transformation of Highway 264 into a Future Interstate will officially become a reality,” said U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st District. “This approval will make the Future Interstate Greenville’s first connection to a major interstate highway.”

Butterfield Applauds Transportation Association’s Approval of U.S. Highway 264 Designation as Future Interstate

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. Highway 264.  The approval is an important step in Butterfield’s vision to better connect Eastern North Carolina with Interstate 95 and the entire Eastern Seaboard.  The U.S.