Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February marks Black History Month, a time to reflect on the struggles of the past, the progress made in recent decades, and the work that remains as we work to fulfill the goal of full participation in American democracy.

Feb 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman G. K.

Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s executive order halting all refugees from entering the United States and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries that resulted in the detainment of travelers with valid U.S.

Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today sent letters to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Durham County Commission Chairwoman Wendy Jacobs, and Durham Mayor William V. Bell in strong support of the proclamation to name a portion of Interstate 85 in honor of scholar Dr. John Hope Franklin.

Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s actions to weaken the U.S. Department of Justice:

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

Bill would direct Medicare to once again cover recreational therapy for patients 

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s claim that up to 5 million votes were cast illegally in the 2016 presidential election:

Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), along with Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03), and Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), introduced the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R.592), which will make it easier for Medicare patients in underserved communities to receive care.

Jan 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is observed annually on the third Monday of January, in honor of Dr. King’s birthday on January 15, 1929:

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Feb 21, 2014 In The News

WELDON — African-Americans in the United States have a long and complicated history, but thanks to the legislative leader of District 1, more is known about their influence in Halifax County.

Feb 20, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement regarding Duke University Health System CEO Dr. Victor J. Dzau being named as the next president of the Institute of Medicine:

Feb 19, 2014 In The News

A congressman urged Pitt County residents to take advantage of programs that allow them to file federal and state tax returns for free.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., appeared at a free filing briefing hosted by the job training organization STRIVE on Tuesday morning.

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.

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