Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina



Latest News

Nov 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Congressmen G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Walter Jones (NC-03) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx calling for the agency to approve North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) request to designate portions of U.S. Highway 264 as a Future Interstate Highway.

Nov 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statements after their bipartisan bill, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act, passed the House with unanimous support:

Oct 30, 2016 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after learning of the death of State Representative Paul Luebke:

Oct 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded the announcement of $5 million in quick release emergency relief funds immediately available to the State of North Carolina from the U.S.

Oct 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) sent a letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory urging prompt support for the citizens residing in eleven counties impacted by Tropical Storm Julia last month and who now face Hurricane Matthew as it makes its way up the Eastern seaboard.

Oct 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today congratulated the Durham and Greenville Police Departments who will receive federal funds as part of the U.S.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama signed a government funding bill into law that contains provisions authored by Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) that expand the list of documents accepted by the U.S.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) applauded today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision requiring that participating carriers transmit wireless emergency alerts in Spanish as well as English.


In The News

Jan 30, 2014 In The News

Congressman G.K. Butterfield announced he is going to seek re-election for the U.S. House seat in District 1. He has represented District 1 in Washington since July 2004. Since redistricting in 2010, District 1 covers portions of 24 counties, including Wilson County, and stretches eastward from Elizabeth City, as far north as Roanoke Rapids and as far west as Durham County.

Dec 11, 2013 In The News

Congressman G. K. Butterfield joined tens of thousands of South Africans and world leaders in Johannesburg Tuesday for the memorial service for anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and former South African President, Nelson Mandela.

Nov 22, 2013 In The News

The Congressional Black Caucus is fed up with Republican filibusters of President Barack Obama’s nominees, which several black lawmakers said they believe are motivated in part by race.

Nov 4, 2013 In The News

Since its launch, many have had trouble signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace website.

In turn, many Democratic candidates in North Carolina are trying to distance themselves from the site’s problems.

Oct 10, 2013 In The News

A week after police shot and killed a woman who was racing toward the Capitol after trying to breach a White House barricade, lawmakers have been largely silent on the incident pending the results of an investigation.

Sep 25, 2013 In The News

The North Carolina legislature’s lack of approving funds for a center that promotes the development of biodiesel and ethanol in the state draws the ire of one of its own members. In an opinion piece for the Herald Sun of Durham, N.C., State Representative G.K.

Sep 17, 2013 In The News

DURHAM (WTVD) -- More than 1,200 people gathered Sunday evening at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church to discuss immigration reform.

The immigration reform bill has already passed with bipartisan support in the Senate, and those who gathered Sunday hope the same happens in the House of Representatives.

Sep 13, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) for awarding a $1.4 million investment grant to the city of Washington, N.C. to support critical disaster recovery and resiliency efforts in the state.

Sep 12, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his opening statement before a House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on the Affordable Care Act, Congressman G. K.

Sep 11, 2013 In The News

The consequences of an attack on Syria are stirring up debate among college students. For most of them their whole life's been full of war, from 9-11 to Iraq and Afghanistan.