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.
Washington, D.C. – Congressmen G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) have introduced a resolution honoring the 40th Anniversary of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $3.9 million for several local projects being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“Eastern North Carolina has been hit particularly hard by this recession,” Butterfield said. “These funds are sorely needed and will certainly be put to good use.”
Washington, D.C.- Congressman G.K. Butterfield applauded President Obama’s nomination of Judge James Wynn to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Washington, D.C. – A report by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce found that families, small business and seniors in Congressman G. K. Butterfield’s district would benefit greatly from health insurance reform.