Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina


In The News

Oct 17, 2014 In The News

Maurice Barboza’s idea to build a memorial to black Revolutionary War soldiers on the Mall was sparked by the end of another struggle: the campaign by Barboza’s aunt to be the second black member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in modern times. She won.

Oct 15, 2014 In The News

President Obama signed H.J. Res 120, a bill Congressman Butterfield introduced to approve the site selected for a memorial that will recognize African Americans who fought for America’s independence during the American Revolution.

Oct 10, 2014 In The News

Today is the final day to register to vote for the election Nov. 4 and voters must cast ballots at their assigned polling place.

On a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the recent 4th Circuit Court of Appeals order on the same-day registration and out-of precinct voting in North Carolina’s new voting law. 

Oct 7, 2014 In The News

The Carolinas Chapter of the National Diversity Council (NDC Carolinas) will hold a free, public community health fair from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Greenville Convention Center.

The health fair will be held concurrently with the council’s inaugural Health care Diversity Summit.

Sep 22, 2014 In The News

Two congressmen who represent Craven County voters introduced a bipartisan bill Friday to designate two Eastern North Carolina highways as “future interstates.”

Sep 17, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. -- In D.C., the Republican-led House passed a short-term spending bill on Friday. It funds the federal government for the beginning of the next fiscal year, but it eliminates funding for President Obama’s healthcare reform.

Sep 16, 2014 In The News

House lawmakers predict their chamber will vote Wednesday to give President Obama authority to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic militants.

But it won’t come without griping from both sides of the aisle.

Sep 15, 2014 In The News

You could walk right by 615 E. Nash St. in Wilson and not know its significance. There is no marker or sign giving anyone a clue to what happened inside those four walls.

Sep 15, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st, championed investment in education as a means to repair the “damage that has been done” to African-Americans by slavery in a guest lecture at N.C. Central University on Friday.

Sep 9, 2014 In The News

The House on Monday passed a resolution to approve the location for a memorial in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the slaves and free blacks who fought in the American Revolution.

The resolution, approved by voice vote, would authorize a memorial to be built in memory of the more than 5,000 African Americans who fought in the American Revolution.