Butterfield to Visit Pitt-Greenville Airport to Talk Shutdown
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, January 25, 2019, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will visit Pitt-Greenville Airport to meet with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees who have been affected by the partial federal government shutdown. The agents, who work at the Pitt-Greenville Airport located in Butterfield’s Congressional district in Greenville, North Carolina, are among the 51,000 TSA employees across the country currently working without pay or are placed on furlough, and today have been denied a paycheck for the second consecutive pay period because of the government shutdown.
“Every day, I am hearing from individuals across North Carolina who are feeling the impacts of this irresponsible government shutdown,” said Butterfield. “During today’s meeting with employees at the Pitt-Greenville Airport, I intend to listen to the employees’ concerns and provide an update on what I am hearing in Washington, DC. I have voted for several bills that would re-open our government, and I voted in favor of legislation ensuring that North Carolina’s federal employees receive every dime that they are owed. But I know this is not enough. Our state’s hardworking federal employees shouldn’t have to worry whether they will be able to pay their rent, keep their children in childcare, or put food on the table.”
January 25 marks Day 35 of the partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. More than 7,000 North Carolinians who serve as federal employees are currently furloughed or are working without pay. Since the 116th Congress began on January 3, 2019, Congressman Butterfield has voted nearly every day to open the government and end the shutdown.
Friday, January 25 - Greenville
Visit to Pitt-Greenville Airport
400 Airport Road
Greenville, NC 27834