Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Thursday evening, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and fellow Democratic Members of Congress held a “National Speak Out” on the West Lawn of the Capitol to call for gun control legislation.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) joined U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with Representatives Michael T.

Jul 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On July 11, 2016, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) sent a letter to U.S.

Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following a historic sit-in on the House Floor on June 22, 2016, Congressman G. K.

Jun 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Saturday, June 25, 2016, marks the third anniversary of the U. S. Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder case, which struck down key provisions from the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement:

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a historic move to demand life-saving action from Congress, Congressman G. K.

Jun 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in support of today’s sit-in staged by House Democrats to demand Republican leadership to hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence:

Jun 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after learning of the death of civil rights advocate Ms. Ann Atwater:

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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.

Sep 13, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) for awarding a $1.4 million investment grant to the city of Washington, N.C. to support critical disaster recovery and resiliency efforts in the state.

Sep 12, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his opening statement before a House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on the Affordable Care Act, Congressman G. K.

Sep 11, 2013 In The News

The consequences of an attack on Syria are stirring up debate among college students. For most of them their whole life's been full of war, from 9-11 to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sep 10, 2013 In The News

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus left the White House after an hour-long meeting with President Barack Obama with a clear message: They are still undecided on a vote to authorize a strike in Syria.

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