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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.
Americans are ready for Congress to get down to business and so are Pitt County’s two representatives.
U.S. Reps. Walter B. Jones Jr. and G.K. Butterfield handily won their re-election bids on Tuesday.
Democratic incumbent G.K. Butterfield was re-elected to the U.S House of Representatives Tuesday in a landslide victory, with nearly three-quarters of the vote.
Two incumbents with about 30 years of political service collectively retained their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives according to unofficial election results.
Republican Walter B. Jones will continue to represent District 3 as he has since 1995. Democrat G.K. Butterfield will continue to represent District 1 as he has since 2004.
The Global TransPark played host to a very important person on Tuesday.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx came to Kinston to tour the TransPark with N.C. Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-Wilson.