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Congressman G. K. Butterfield
First Congressional District of North Carolina
January 7, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The Congressional Black Caucus is fighting back against new suggestions — particularly coming from the very top of House Democratic leadership ranks — that seniority ought not be the be-all-end-all when it comes to doling out plum committee leadership assignments.