Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Aug 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the passage in the U.S. Senate of the RACE for Children Act as part of the FDA User Fees reauthorization bill.

Aug 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will host “Jobs First: Building for Our Future” in Rocky Mount on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) issued the following statement regarding Senate Republicans’ actions today on healthcare:

“Today’s vote was not about America’s health care, but about scoring a political win for the Trump Administration.

Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Thomas Farr to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina:

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) and Michael T. McCaul (R-TX-10) released the following statements after their bipartisan bill, H.R.

Jul 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement after reports that Donald Trump, Jr.

Jun 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative G. K.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after Senate Republicans released their draft health care bill that will harm North Carolinians and millions across the country:

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) introduced the Patients’ Access to Treatments Act (H.R. 2999), which will help improve access to specialty drugs for millions.

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In The News

May 4, 2016 In The News

WELDON — U.S. Rep. G.K Butterfield praised local educators for their efforts during his “State of the District” speech in Weldon on Tuesday, but stressed more needs to be done for Roanoke Valley students.

Even though he said he’s proud of the success of educators in the state, Butterfield noted he’s disappointed with low-performing schools in the Valley.

Mar 29, 2016 In The News

Getting people who have been in jail, into the workplace, brought First District Democrat Congressman GK Butterfield to eastern Carolina Tuesday. 

Congressman Butterfield was at the Strive Center on West Third Street in Greenville for his third forum of five across his district. 

Mar 29, 2016 In The News

VIDEO: Becoming a productive member of society again can be difficult for some. Congressman G.K. Butterfield joined other community members and officials in an open discussion about that in Greenville.

Mar 10, 2016 In The News

DURHAM — U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., held a veterans community forum Tuesday at the downtown Durham County Library to hear about local veterans issues.

Jan 7, 2016 In The News


Congressman G. K. Butterfield

First Congressional District of North Carolina

January 7, 2016

Oct 26, 2015 In The News

Wilson officials learned early Monday morning that the city was successful in pulling in a $10 million federal grant that will lead to much-anticipated improvements to the U.S. 301 corridor. 

Dec 11, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2014 - A House subcommittee on Wednesday debated the role of the Food and Drug Administration in the regulation of food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Many legislators said they want to see one national set of standards for GE labeling and are worried about the “patchwork” of state rules that may develop.

Nov 24, 2014 In The News

Rep. G. K. Butterfield, the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, joined Roland Martin Thursday on “NewsOne Now” to talk about President Barack Obama’s plan to use an executive order to institute immigration reform and the President’s upcoming address to the nation.

Nov 21, 2014 In The News

North Carolina’s First District Representative G.K. Butterfield takes the helm of the Congressional Black Caucus. Meanwhile, at the state level Republicans vie for the House Speaker’s job. And the Asheville police chief accepts a retirement deal from the city government in the wake of controversy in the department, including accusations of retaliation.

Nov 20, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON—Beginning in January, Democratic Rep. G. K. Butterfield, who represents North Carolina’s first district, will lead the 45-member Congressional Black Caucus, also known as the CBC.

The group was established in 1971 to address the policy concerns of a growing number of African-Americans in Congress.

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