GKB in NC
Congressman Butterfield participated in several events highlighting health issues, education, and economic growth. Below are some highlights from the Congressman in the district based on his five priorities:
Growing Our Economy and Creating Jobs
Congressman Butterfield joined NC Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson, Ahoskie Mayor Jimmie Rowe, and other state leaders for the North Carolina-Virginia Railroad renovation project's groundbreaking ceremony.
Congressman Butterfield met with Mayor Mack Hodges and City Manager Brian Alligood at the Washington City Hall to discuss economic expansion opportunities. They also discussed innovative flood control measures and development of the city's waterfront.
Congressman Butterfield met with Ed Mitchell, owner of Ed Mitchell's Que, to celebrate the restaurants recent opening and to discuss the concerns of small businesses in Durham, NC.
Congressman Butterfield hosted the annual Grants Workshop which offered small business owners and non-profit organizations the opportunity to learn about funding opportunities, the grant application process, and capacity-building methods once grant funds are received.
Inborden Elementary School Congressman Butterfield joined Inborden's Parent Teacher Association and Together Transforming Lives, of Halifax, North Carolina, to award high achieving students with new laptops. The laptops were donated by Centurylink, a local telecommunications provider.
Ending Poverty and Hunger
Congressman Butterfield spoke with CEO Rev. Dr. Ernie Mills about the Durham Rescue Mission's newest projects. He also toured the shelter facilities and childcare center
Congressman Butterfield visited Healing with CAARE, Inc. to discuss the elimination of health and socioeconomic disparities in Durham, N.C. Alongside Dr. Sharon Elliot-Bynum, he participated in the "Check It, Change It" blood pressure monitoring program, which is a partnership between Duke University and CAARE, Inc.
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