Butterfield Appointed Chair of Subcommittee on Elections for the 117th Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congressmen G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) was named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Elections. This subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration has jurisdiction over matters related to voting rights issues and has historically monitored election administration across the country in order to ensure equal access to the ballot box for all Americans.
“I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Elections and look forward to tackling some of the most pressing issues in our nation related to election administration, restoring voting rights protections, and ensuring equal access to the ballot box. Following the Shelby County v. Holder decision, many states enacted harmful election changes that disenfranchised voters across the nation. Now, in the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election, it is critical that the Subcommittee on Elections remains vigilant and ready to combat the expected onslaught of election law changes and voter suppressing tactics across the country that will make it tougher for Americans to vote, especially Black, Native, Latino, and language-minority citizens.
“In the greatest democracy on earth, the path to the ballot box must be unfettered for all Americans. I am grateful to Chairperson Zoe Lofgren for her support and I am excited to partner with my colleagues on the Subcommittee as we get to work for the America people in the 117th Congress.”