Make Sure No Child Goes Hungry

Congressman Butterfield with artwork from a student

As Co-chair of the Out of Poverty Caucus and member of the Democratic Whip’s Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity, Congressman Butterfield will continue to protect and strengthen crucial safety net programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which help families get back on their feet after unexpected challenges. These critical programs are absolutely essential to keep children and families from going hungry while helping get people back to work.

You Should Know

Congressman Butterfield has led the fight to provide nutrition programs such as SNAP by sponsoring the Creating Hope Act of 2011.This act provides market incentives to pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs for children with rare pediatric diseases, such as childhood cancers and sickle cell.

Congressman Butterfield has opposed cuts to TANF and WIC proposed by House Republicans. He has repeatedly urged Congress and Governor McCrory to extend Unemployment Insurance programs for long-term unemployed North Carolinians. He has also supported increasing the minimum wage so hourly workers are not forced to live in poverty.

As a staunch advocate for the health and safety of vulnerable communities, Congressman Butterfield has actively sought remedies to address potential health and environmental threats like Coal Ash spill in North Carolina.  

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