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Jan 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), along with Representatives Greg Gianforte (MT- At Large), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE- At Large), Susan Brooks (IN-05), and Robin Kelly (IL-02), introduced the Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act.

Jan 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement regarding the awarding of funds for the Princeville levee project through the Supplemental Appropriation for Disaster Relief Act (P.L. 116-20):

Dec 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) introduced a bipartisan bill along with Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11), to help connect vulnerable American communities with electronic equipment—H.R. 5495, The Federal Electronic Equipment Donation Act of 2019.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States:


Dec 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement after the U. S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act:

Dec 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield, issued the following statement after a panel of three state judges ruled the new congressional maps created by the North Carolina General Assembly will stand for the 2020 election:

Oct 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Alma S. Adams (NC-12), and David E.

Oct 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield issued the following statement on the passing of colleague and friend, Congressman Elijah Cummings.

Oct 15, 2019 Press Release

DURHAM, N.C.—Congressman Butterfield joined with the Durham, North Carolina community and the family of the famed banker and attorney John Hervey Wheeler to celebrate the naming of the city’s federal courthouse after the late North Carolina-native and civil rights leader. Congressman Butterfield led the official unveiling of the sign on the newly designated John Hervey Wheeler U.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.