Press Releases

Jul 16, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced the Congressman’s co-sponsorship of H.R. 4313, the Farm Service Accountability Act, which would halt the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from future closures of Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices without first assessing the workload volume of each office and the needs of the residents they serve.

Jul 13, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) held a telephone town hall meeting to answer residents’ questions on how the Affordable Care Act will affect North Carolina families.  The live telephone town hall began at 6:00 p.m. and lasted over an hour.  More than 12,000 district residents joined the call.

Jul 10, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama signed legislation into law yesterday that included the bipartisan Creating Hope Act, authored by Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX) and G. K.

Jul 5, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow July 6th, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) will join President Obama for the signing of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 Century Act, the bill to fund long term transportation related projects and prevent the doubling of interest rates on certain student loans.

Jul 2, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today the North Carolina General Assembly voted to override Governor Perdue’s veto of SB 416, a bill that would repeal the Racial Justice Act by no longer allowing the use of statistics to demonstrate racial bias in North Carolina's capital punishment system.  Congressman G. K.

Jun 30, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, for his concurring opinion in Liberty University v. Geithner, 671 F.3d 391 (4th Cir.

Jun 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Second Vice-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, today joined his Democratic colleagues in walking off the House Floor to oppose a Republican-led vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

Jun 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA):

Jun 27, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Senate sent a bipartisan provision, authored by Congressmen G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Michael McCaul (R-TX), to the President for his signature into law.  H.R.

Jun 19, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for awarding two brownfield grants to the city of Havelock.  The grants, valued at $200,000 each, will be used for environmental site assessments, community outreach activities, and to support cleanup planning.

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