Grow Our Economy & Create Jobs

Congressman Butterfield visits manufacturing facility


Congressman Butterfield is committed to the policies that will help grow our economy and produce job opportunites for the people of the First District and across the state. The strength and ingenuity of the First District can power North Carolina into a new era of prosperity.

'Make it in America'

Congressman Butterfield is dedicated to helping the American workforce by encouraging businesses to manufacture products within the nation and promoting the export of American goods. With this increase in manufacturing, Americans deserve a thorughtful energy plan that will not only supply its energy demands, but also create green jobs. Creating relationships between local and global businesses will produce opportunities for market expansion, innovation, and job creation.

Build a 21st Century Infrastructure

Congressman Butterfield hopes to maintain and improve all modes of transportation from high and rail, to airports and sea ports. A connected North Carolina provides job opportunities, moving commerce, and a stronger connection with the global economy.

Invest in Rural Communities

As a senior member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Butterfield's goal is to connect the rural communities of the First Distrcit to the global exchange of technology. Providing agricultural producers with access to world markets, employment opportunities, federal assistance, and new methods of production are critical if rural communities are to thrive.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Butterfield announced that he is joining a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband chaired by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives. The Task Force seeks to provide coordination and leadership to end the rural-digital divide and will work to advance solutions to ensure all Americans have access to high-speed internet by 2025.

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May 9, 2019 Press Release

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.

Butterfield Highlights Impact of Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts during District Work Period

Apr 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) is spending the district work period focusing on his “Jobs and Justice” agenda in the First Congressional District.  Butterfield’s agenda aims to promote job growth, economic development, access to healthcare, and education for residents in the First District.  During his stops, Butterfield will highlight President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts and the negative impact they could have on eastern North Carolina.

Future Interstate Gets Federal OK

Nov 25, 2016 In The News

By Lindell John Kay
Staff Writer

Friday, November 25, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department has provided final approval of designating U.S. 264 as an interstate between Zebulon and Greenville through southern Nash County.

“I am thrilled that the transformation of Highway 264 into a Future Interstate will officially become a reality,” said U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st District. “This approval will make the Future Interstate Greenville’s first connection to a major interstate highway.”

Butterfield Applauds Transportation Association’s Approval of U.S. Highway 264 Designation as Future Interstate

Nov 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) approval of Future Interstate 587 between Zebulon and Greenville, North Carolina along U.S. Highway 264.  The approval is an important step in Butterfield’s vision to better connect Eastern North Carolina with Interstate 95 and the entire Eastern Seaboard.  The U.S.