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Jun 14, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield today announced that the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) will present Congressman G. K.

May 31, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. House of Representatives approved a provision authored by Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX) and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) last night that would incentivize pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs for children with rare pediatric diseases, such as childhood cancers and sickle cell disease.  H.R. 3059, The Creating Hope Act of 2011, was passed as part of H.R.

May 31, 2012 Press Release

                               Incentives for Drug Companies to Develop New Treatments for Children with Rare Pediatric

May 30, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today cheered the U.S. Department of Education for granting North Carolina flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) due to its commitment to prepare all students for college and career, and support effective teaching. 

May 24, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its recent grant of $309,232 to Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). The grant, Elizabeth City State University Minority Access to Research Careers (E-MARC), will be used to increase minority access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

May 22, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) delivered remarks before the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Nuclear Energy Assembly and Supplier Exposition in Charlotte. Butterfield addressed the need for Congress to develop a comprehensive long-term energy policy that would decrease American dependence on foreign oil and stimulate job growth in rural America.

May 17, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced three grants to be awarded to local community health centers by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The grants, totaling $4,584,780, will be distributed to Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. of Wilson, North Carolina and the Rural Health Group, Inc. of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

May 15, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) reacted to today’s announcement that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would move forward with its realignment proposal for FAA Airport District Offices, causing North Carolina airports to report to the FAA’s Memphis, Tennessee office instead of the FAA’s Atlanta, Georgia office.  

May 14, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has granted continued funding for programs that support underserved students at three colleges in North Carolina’s First Congressional District. The grants will fund Upward Bound programs at Elizabeth City State University, Chowan University and Wilson Community College.

May 11, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) has introduced H.R. 5713, the Talk Before You Toll Act of 2012, which would ensure that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) fully consider public opposition to tolling of Interstate 95 in North Carolina.

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