Butterfield to Preside over U.S. House of Representatives

Jan 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will preside over the U.S. House of Representatives today, January 8, the third day of the 116th Congress.  As Speaker pro tempore, Butterfield will manage debate on the third day of the new Democratic majority.

On January 3, 2018, Congressman Butterfield was sworn in to his eighth term as U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s First Congressional District.  In December, he announced his appointment as Chief Deputy Whip. 

“Presiding over the House of Representatives is a great honor and privilege, and I thank Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the opportunity to take the gavel in the third day of the 116th Congress,” said Butterfield.  “The American people voted for a Democratic Majority in the U.S. House that will fight to make health care accessible, build an economy that works for everyone, and be a positive source for change in our country.  As I take the gavel as Speaker pro tempore today, I reaffirm my commitment to a government that works for North Carolinians and the nation.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

WHAT:          Butterfield will preside over the U.S. House of Representatives

WHEN:          Approximately 2:00 p.m.

WATCH:       Live on C-Span’s television and radio networks and streaming live at www.c-span.org