Congressman Butterfield believes that hard work and responsibility should be rewarded. The people of the First District deserve equal and fair access to the tools and opportunities that allow them to compete in the global workforce, earn decent wages, and have a fair shot at obtaining the American dream.
As the son of a school teacher, Congressman Butterfield knows that education is the best investment we can make in our nation’s future. Early childhood programs such as Head Start and quality primary education will give children the solid foundation to compete in the global workforce, earn fair wages and lead our nation forward.
Congressman Butterfield believes bold action is needed to bridge the gap between those looking for jobs and employers looking for skilled workers. Strengthening our competitiveness begins with providing North Carolinians with tools to succeed through expanding access to high quality education and innovative training programs. Doing so will grow the pool of highly skilled workers that companies are looking for to grow their businesses.
Congressman Butterfield is committed to breaking down the barriers to equal pay and employment for women. True opportunity requires that all people, regardless of their gender, have equal access to the rights, benefits, and opportunities defined by our Constitution. Congressman Butterfield supported President Obama in passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, which provides a remedy for women and men who have been victims of pay discrimination.
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Butterfield Introduces Bill to Address Maternal Health Crisis Using Technology
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. The bill will use data mapping to identify areas of the country where high rates of poor maternal health overlap with a lack of broadband access.
Butterfield Introduces Bill to Provide Electronic Equipment to American Communities
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.
Durham Federal Courthouse Naming Ceremony-John Hervey Wheeler
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. Courthouse during the special ceremony hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.
Congressman Butterfield Introduces Bill to Support Investment in Minority Broadcast Station Ownership
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield introduced H.R. 3957, the Expanding Broadcast Opportunities Act of 2019. The bill would promote diversity of ownership in the broadcast industry by reestablishing the Minority Tax Certificate Program at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and encourages investment in minority and women owned broadcast stations by expanding the Commissions’ incubator program.
House Energy & Commerce Committee Advances over 20 Bills Addressing Healthcare, Illegal Robocalls, and More
Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance bills to reauthorize public health and Medicare programs, provide Medicaid funding for the U.S. Territories, and address surprise medical billing. The Committee also passed bipartisan legislation on stopping illegal robocalls, and more.
Reps. Butterfield, Blumenauer and Holding Introduce Legislation to Help Medicare Patients Suffering From Rare Diseases
Washington, DC—Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC),Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Congressman George Holding (R-NC) introduced the Medicare IVIG Access Enhancement Act, which would provide much-needed assistance to Medicare patients suffering from Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN).
Butterfield Honored as a “Champion of Science” by The Science Coalition
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) issued the following statement on being honored as one of the 2019 Champions of Science by The Science Coalition (TSC); nominated by North Carolina State University. Honorees in the House and Senate were recognized for their dedication and support of federal investment in fundamental scientific research.
Congressman Butterfield talks with VGCC students
Butterfield talks education, politics at HCC
Each year a new group of people gains the right to vote, becoming politically active and forming the generation who will determine the future. In an effort to reach out to these young and upcoming voters, Congressman G.K. Butterfield visited Halifax Community College to dispense knowledge.
Butterfield, D-N.C. 1st, began his talk to the 240-strong assembly by explaining the duties of Congress as well as the concept of budget deficit, laying the groundwork for the rest of his speech.
HUD secretary applauds public housing broadband initiative
Times Staff Writer
Thirteen-year-old Christopher Richardson doesn’t have internet access at home. The Forest Hills Middle student uses the internet at a community center for free to complete his homework online. His mother, who is working to secure him and his brother a better future by attending school herself, can’t afford it.
But that is about to change for Christopher and his family.