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Jul 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the passage of his bill, H.R. 3460, to designate the United States courthouse located at 323 East Chapel Hill Street in Durham, North Carolina, as the “John Hervey Wheeler United States Courthouse.”  H.R.

Jul 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court:

Jun 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) was joined by more than 190 House Democrats today in introducing the Keep Families Together Act, H.R. 6135, to end family separation at the U.S. border.  This legislation is the House companion to the legislation introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA) earlier this month. 

Jun 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement on the United States Supreme Court’s decisions in Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone, which address political gerrymandering in Wisconsin and Maryland, respectively:

Jun 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in response to an announcement by Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly that they intend to introduce a constitutional amendment requiring photo identification to cast a ballot in North Carolina:

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced that the Childhood Cancer STAR (Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research) Act, his bipartisan bill to elevate and prioritize the fight against childhood cancer, was signed into law by President Trump last night. 

Jun 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), and Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.), released the following joint statement on President Trump’s nomination of Geoffrey Starks to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to replace outgoing FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn:

May 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, a district-wide showcase for young artists.

May 31, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced the names of eight students from North Carolina’s First Congressional District, all of whom he nominated, who have received appointments to the U.S. military academies. 

May 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Co-Chairs of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, Reps. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Mike Kelly (R-PA), applaud the passage of the Senate companion to their bill – S.


In The News

Sep 25, 2016 In The News

The opening of the Smithsonian's new African American History and Culture Museum brought out some big celebrities.

Actors Robert Di Nero, Angela Bassett, and Oprah Winfrey were all there. Winfrey, 'The Queen of Television,' was one of the museum's largest donors.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

(CNN)Congressional Black Caucus members demanded that the Justice Department "aggressively pursue investigations, indictments and prosecutions" regarding the recent deaths of two black men, which stemmed from fatal police shootings.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to name the federal bankruptcy courthouse in Greenville in honor of U.S. Federal Judge Randy D. Doub.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat who represents portions of Greenville and Pitt County, introduced the bill Nov. 5 and it received approval on Tuesday, Butterfield’s office reported in a news release. 

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNCT) – Lawmakers representing North Carolina from both the U.S. Senate and House announced legislation to improve the highway system in eastern N.C., Wednesday evening.

Sep 22, 2016 In The News

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration is investing $2.5 million in the Pitt-Greenville Airport to fund infrastructure improvements and upgrades at the airport, the facility’s executive director said.

Jul 5, 2016 In The News

On a beautiful summer evening, the gym at the Emily K Center in Durham was packed — not for a basketball game, but instead to learn about computer science or programming as a career path. Parents, guardians, and students from underrepresented communities explored programming, the jobs available to programmers, and the skills required to become one at the bilingual event Thursday night.

Jun 23, 2016 In The News

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield was among the nearly 200 Democrats who staged a sit-in Wednesday to force a House vote on gun control measures.

May 27, 2016 In The News

LUMPKIN, Ga. (WNCN) – Rep. G. K. Butterfield traveled to Georgia to visit a Durham teen who was detained by immigration officials.

Butterfield, who represents the First District, visited with Wildin Acosta at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.

The congressman, along with Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. of Georgia, spoke with Acosta for around 35 minutes.

May 18, 2016 In The News

Congressman Butterfield joins NC Policy Watch's News and Views With Chris Fitzsimon to discuss the judicial vacancy on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and Senate’s refusal to hold confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama’s court nominees.