Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield reminds seniors who fall into the Medicare Part D “donut hole” that the one-time, tax-free $250 rebate checks start going out to this week.
“This is an important first step toward closing the Medicare donut hole,” Butterfield said.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield applauded the promotion of a Wilson, N.C. native to “full bird Colonel” at a Pentagon ceremony today.
Army Lt. Col. Mechelle B. Hale, a 1988 graduate of Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), was promoted to the rank of Colonel during a ceremony with Joint Chief of Staff Director Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield today announced nearly $23 million in federal funding for water system improvements in eastern North Carolina.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield announced that the compromise health insurance reform bill would provide enormous benefits to the people eastern North Carolina.
Congressman G. K. Butterfield released the following statement in support of achieving immediate health insurance reforms:
Roper, N.C. – The U.S. House today approved legislation naming Roper's Post Office in honor of former mayor and State Board of Education member E.V. Wilkins.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield applauded passage of Wall Street financial reforms in the House today, saying many provisions will help and protect people affected by the economic crisis.
“This will finally bring an end to the unchecked, risky and irresponsible gambles on the part of America’s financial institutions,” Butterfield said.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield is asking USDA to reestablish a Rural Development office in Edgecombe County, N.C.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield supports enacting legislation aimed at jobs creation that includes workforce-training funding for rural communities.
“All communities are suffering in the face of this extraordinarily difficult economy,” Butterfield said. “But this steep economic decline has hit poor, rural communities particularly hard.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield has introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing excessive medication costs for patients.
“As medications make their way down the supply chain to the people who depend on them we need to ensure no one is lining their pockets with unnecessary and excessive profits along the way,” Butterfield said.