Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield has offered legislation to help World War II U.S. Merchant Marines receive earned veterans benefits.
“With fewer than 10,000 World War II Merchant Mariners still alive today, it is important to ensure they have the full opportunity to apply for benefits earned through service to our country,” Butterfield said.
Congressman G. K. Butterfield today urged U.S. Sen. Richard Burr to stop blocking important legislation that would propel America’s economic recovery and put North Carolina back to work.
Jacksonville, N.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield has urged the Marine Corps to place up to 11 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons at MCAS Cherry Point.
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.