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Congressman G. K. Butterfield

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Make America ‘great’ for all Americans

The events of recent weeks — beginning with the tragic police murders of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks and culminating in the most diverse coalition of protesters for equal justice that this …

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News From Representative Butterfield NC

 

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Friends,        
It is an honor to serve as your representative for North Carolina’s First Congressional District. I am committed to being a strong advocate for my constituents, working to improve lives by proposing impactful legislative initiatives, prioritizing constituent services and expanding opportunities. This newsletter serves to provide you with up-to-date information on Congressional work in our district and on Capitol Hill.  From the courtroom to Congress, I have always fought for equality and opportunity; and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you in Congress to continue that fight.        
Sincerely,    

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“The measure of a country’s greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis.”
― Thurgood Marshall

Juneteenth: The Fight for Justice Continues  

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On June 19, 1865, the last forcibly enslaved Americans were freed—but the fight for justice is not over. 155 years later, Black Americans still face systemic racism and oppression. We cannot stop until every American has equal opportunities to succeed. Change is long overdue.The fight for justice and equality continues.

Butterfield Supporting Justice, Accountability and Equality 

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Butterfield Supporting Advancement of Policing Reform and Equal Justice Legislation

America is experiencing a moment of national anguish as we grieve for those killed by police brutality and racial injustice.  The American people are demanding change and last week, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, House and Senate Democrats unveiled the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bold legislative package contains unprecedented reforms to curb police brutality, end racial profiling and eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement.  This legislation will transform the culture of policing to address systemic racism and help save lives as it holds police accountable and increases transparency.

Specifically, the bill:
-Bans chokeholds;
-Stops no-knock warrants;
-Ends the qualified immunity doctrine that is a barrier to holding police officers accountable for wrongful conduct;
-Combats racial profiling;
-Mandates data collection, including body cameras and dashboard cameras; and
-Establishes new standards for policing.

*You can read the full text of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act here.

Butterfield and Top Democrats Introduce Law Enforcement Identification Act

On June 11, 2020, Congressman Butterfield, along with several other members of the U.S. Representatives to introduce the Law Enforcement Identification Act. The legislation would require uniformed federal officers policing First Amendment assemblies to wear plainly visible identification with the officer’s name and agency.

“The role of our nation’s law enforcement is ‘to protect and serve.’ Communities across the country have been crying out for more accountability and transparency from law enforcement, not less” said Rep. Butterfield (D-NC). “Like many, I was deeply concerned to see scores of unidentifiable federal law enforcement officers deployed to our Nation’s Capital to police peaceful First Amendment assemblies. That is why I am proud to join my colleagues in introducing this commonsense legislation.”

*Learn more about the Law Enforcement Identification Act here.

Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment Act 

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On June 11, 2020, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced the Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment Act to increase access to and speed the deployment of broadband to households and small businesses currently without this vital service. 

Butterfield Statement:

“Across the country, millions of Americans still lack access to consistent and reliable Internet service because the broadband infrastructure necessary to serve all households and businesses does not exist.  And in urban areas where broadband service is available, there are numerous low-income families that simply cannot afford it. Quick passage of this critical legislation is particularly important to many rural areas like those I represent in eastern North Carolina where broadband is not currently available.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the absolute necessity of high-speed internet access for participation in the modern world. My bill, the Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment Act, will ensure that affordable broadband is quickly and efficiently deployed to unserved households while closing the digital divide for low-income households at this critical moment in our Nation’s history.”

*Learn more about the Expanding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment Act here.

Butterfield Calls for Healthcare Improvements

Butterfield Introduces Bill to Improve Wound Care for Homebound Medicare Beneficiaries

On June 8, 2020, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), introduced legislation to improve access to disposable negative pressure wound therapy for homebound Medicare beneficiaries. This legislation simplifies the structure of the disposable negative pressure wound therapy benefit and streamlines billing practices for home health agencies. 

“We in America have made great strides in developing technology to more efficiently address the needs of some of the nation’s most vulnerable. It is imperative that we ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have access to the latest innovations by removing any unnecessary barriers to quality care,” said Butterfield.  

*Learn more about background and full press statement on this legislation here.

Butterfield Introduces the HEALTH Act
On June 11, 2020, Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) introduced the bipartisan Helping Ensure Access to Local TeleHealth, or the HEALTH Act. The bill would codify Medicare reimbursement for community health centers and rural health clinics for telehealth services.
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the value telehealth adds to communities across the nation, particularly in rural America. The HEALTH Act seeks to extend benefits and access of this critical healthcare medium to more seniors, regardless of their geographic location. 

*Learn more about the HEALTH Act here.

Constituent Success Stories & Highlights

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It is tax season, and case workers from my office have been hard at work. I am glad to report that so far, caseworkers have been able to help constituents receive a total of over $100,000 in tax refunds for this tax period! Remember, the deadline to file your taxes this year is July 15, 2020! 

Constituent Support for Employment Concerns

A constituent contacted my office asking for assistance because he was at risk of losing his Optional Practice Training (OPT) opportunity for his full-time job if his I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) was not approved. After consistent communication and outreach efforts, my office was able to help secure his I-765 approval and his employer was able to retain him and he was eligible to continue his OPT! 

ImageCongratulations! Hunt Senior Heads to US Naval Academy

A special congratulations to Garrett R. Johnson, a senior who recently graduated from Hunt High School, on receiving an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy! I was glad to nominate this accomplished young man and look forward to his future success. Congratulations on this achievement, the best is yet to come! 

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NC Congressman G. K. Butterfield Respond To President Donald Trump Ordering The Unleashing Of Tear Gas On Peaceful Protesters

Congressman G. K. Butterfield

“Unleashing tear gas on peaceful protestors is tyranny. Americans have a constitutional right to peacefully demonstrate without governmental interference.

It’s another act of tyranny to deploy the military to states to keep the peace. Americans, don’t fear peaceful protestors; they fear the tyrant.” -Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC-01)

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A weekend of rioting in the nation’s capital left deep scars in the shadow of the White House.

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Protesters cleared out of White House area with tear gas as Trump promised to ‘dominate the streets’

A weekend of rioting in the nation’s capital left deep scars in the shadow of the White House.

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News From Representative G. K. Butterfield NC

News from Representative Butterfield

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HOME

ABOUT MEMBER

ABOUT DISTRICT

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CONTACT

 

Friends,       
It is an honor to serve as your representative for North Carolina’s First Congressional District. I am committed to being a strong advocate for my constituents, working to improve lives by proposing impactful legislative initiatives, prioritizing constituent services and expanding opportunities. This newsletter serves to provide you with up-to-date information on Congressional work in our district and on Capitol Hill.  From the courtroom to Congress, I have always fought for equality and opportunity; and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you in Congress to continue that fight.       
Sincerely,      
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“The measure of a country’s greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis.”
― Thurgood Marshall

Butterfield Introduces Legislation on Broadband Connectivity & Public Health Privacy

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On May 13, 2020, Congressman Butterfield joined Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Doris Matsui (CA-6), Joaquin Castro (TX-20),  Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At-Large), and Alma S. Adams (NC-12) in introducing legislation to establish a new program to support college students who are unable to participate in distance learning.
The Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act provides $1 billion to colleges and universities to pay for at-home internet connections for students in need. Higher education institutions can use the funding to pay for routers, modems, wi-fi hotspots, tablets, or laptops, as well as monthly broadband service for students. Funding would be prioritized for historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Tribal colleges and universities, and minority-serving institutions, as well as rural-serving institutions. Institutions receiving funding must prioritize students eligible for need-based financial aid such as Pell Grants or means-tested social safety net programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Medicaid.

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As tech companies and public health agencies deploy contact tracing apps and digital monitoring tools to fight the spread of COVID-19, On May 15, 2020, Congressman Butterfield joined U.S. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Tony Cardenas (D-CA), and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) along with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Mark Warner (D-VA), in introducing the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act to set strong and enforceable privacy and data security rights for health information.
According to a recent poll, more than half of Americans would not use a contact tracing app and similar tools because of privacy concerns. The bicameral Public Health Emergency Privacy Act would protect Americans who use this kind of technology during the pandemic and safeguard civil liberties. Strengthened public trust will empower health authorities and medical experts to leverage new health data and apps to fight COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources /IRS Tax Updates/Census 2020

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For up-to-date information on frequently asked questions, federal resources and North Carolina specific information, you can visit my website here.
Stay informed, stay engaged and be prepared. We are in this together. 

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The IRS is delivering COVID 19 tax tips to help taxpayers understand the relief available under the CARES Act and other recent legislation. You can find these tips at IRS.gov/newsroom/irs-tax-tips. Below are the tips delivered in May.
Economic Impact Payment FAQs updated on IRS.gov

-COVID Tax Tip 2020-62, May 27, 2020
Millions of people will get their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card

-COVID Tax Tip 2020-61, May 26, 2020

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Haven’t filled out the 2020 Census yet? Want to help your community access resources for hospitals, schools, and infrastructure?
You can respond to the 2020 Census now at my2020census.gov, by phone, or by completing the paper form mailed to your address.

Legislative Updates

  • On May 28, 2020, the House passed. H.R. 7010 – Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020.

          This bill amends the Paycheck Protection Program to modify eligibility requirements for loan           forgiveness and defers payroll taxes. Specifically, it increases the current limitation on funds from           the loan being used on nonpayroll expenses (such as rent, utilities, mortgage interest) from 25 to           40% and increases the loan repayment period from 2 to 5 years. The bill passed the House           417-1.

  • On May 15, 2020, the House adopted H.Res. 965 – Authorizing remote voting by proxy in the House of Representatives and providing for official remote committee proceedings during a public health emergency due to a novel coronavirus, and for other purposes.
    This resolution temporarily implements remote voting by proxy on the floor, authorizes official remote committee proceedings during the pandemic emergency, and tasks the House Administration Committee with studying and then certifying when there is operable and secure technology to facilitate remote voting in the House. The resolution was adopted 217-189. 
  • On May 15, 2020, the House passed H.R. 6800 – The Heroes Act
    The Heroes Act meets the challenge facing our essential workers by providing nearly $1 trillion to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments who employ Americans providing vital services.  The bill establishes a Heroes’ Fund to provide hazard pay to frontline workers who have risked their lives doing their jobs during the pandemic. It also protects workers by requiring OSHA to establish strong workplace safety standards. 
    The Heroes Act meets the public health challenge by providing $75 billion for coronavirus testing, contact tracing, and isolation measures. It ensures coronavirus treatment is free, provides $100 billion for health care providers, and preserving health coverage for the unemployed and uninsured. 
    The Heroes Act meets the economic challenge by providing an additional round of Economic Impact Payments of $1,200 per family member and up to $6,000 per household, protects jobs through an enhanced employee retention tax credit, strengthens the Paycheck Protection Program, and extends robust unemployment benefits. The bill passed the House 208-199.
    *Congressman Butterfield voted in favor of the above legislation.

Constituent Success Stories

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Support for our Service Members

A service member suffered an injury during National Guard duty and was dealing with significant hardship due to burdensome medical bills. To avoid the repercussions of having medical bills go into collections, the service member was paying out-of-pocket, but reached out to my office for help with future bills. Through research, outreach and consistent communication, my office was able to connect the service member with support for future medical payments, and now the service member is eligible for reimbursement of what was paid out-of-pocket as well!

Advocating for our Veterans

My staff is working with a homeless veteran who was having issues getting in touch with VA social workers and getting services from them. My staff got the veteran out of his car and into a hotel room. They helped the veteran find and apply for an apartment that accepts VA housing vouchers. They got the veteran’s service records so the veteran could apply for VA benefits, and the veteran recently applied for a job at a local retail store. My staff will continue to work with the veteran until a job and permanent housing is secured.

Congratulations!

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“To the class of 2020, you’re graduating at a tough time, but I believe in my heart that better days are coming. It may take some time, but I hope you can hang in there and keep believing. I am very proud of you all—and you all should be proud of this momentous achievement in your life. Soar high and follow your dreams. The best is yet to come. Congratulations on your graduation!”

34 Students Named to NC Governor’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program.

Thirty-four students, representing six public and private institutions from across North Carolina, have been named to internships through the North Carolina Governor’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program. The purpose of the program is to connect students matriculating at North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the state’s Fortune 500 companies. The internships also provide participating institutions with the opportunity to develop long-term partnerships with critical industry allies. The participating institutions are Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, North Carolina Central University, N.C. A&T State University, St. Augustine’s University and Winston-Salem State University.

For a full list of internship recipients, as well as the participating schools and corporations click here

Service Academy Appointments

I am proud to announce Service Academy appointees from NC-01!  These two young men will be part of the phenomenal class of 2024.

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-James Baker                                                                                                          -Garrett Johnson

JAMES R. BAKER – United States Military Academy, West Point 

Elm City, NC – Wilson County
Parents: Melissa & James Baker
School: Homeschool + Nash Community College 

GARRETT R. JOHNSON – United States Naval Academy 

Wilson, NC – Wilson County
Parents: Wayne & Heather Johnson
School: James Baxter Hunt High School 

2020 Art Competition Winner!

A winner has been selected for the 2020 Art Competition! The winner is Sylvie Kay from the Durham School of the Arts. Her artwork is titled, “She Leaves.”

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

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NC First Congressional District You Better Vote In November For Congressman G.K. Butterfield NC

NC First Congressional District you better Vote in November for Congressman GK Butterfield because he continue to be a voice for the people. You can vote for that Republican if you want to and you will helping the Republicans hold your right where you are.

They don’t give a damn about Black Folk and Poor Caucasians. Don’t take my word check their record.

Remember Congressman G.K. Butterfield November 2020!

Rocky Mount NC – Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II & Congressman GK Butterfield Coming To Motivate To Do More!

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Butterfield questions Kavanaugh’s ‘past conduct, judicial temperament’ – Wilson Times

Wilson’s congressman says he’s “extremely disappointed” in the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the United States’ 114th Supreme Court justice.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat representing North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, expressed concern over the allegations of sexual misconduct Kavanaugh faces and predicted the appellate judge and former White House counsel for President George W. Bush will bring partisan politics to the high court bench.

“Now more than ever, our country needs a Supreme Court justice who will rise above ideology, protect the rights of all Americans and preserve our system of checks and balances by stopping presidential abuse of executive power,” Butterfield said. “Unfortunately, nothing in Judge Kavanaugh’s record or past have shown he will be such a justice.” (Read more)

Greenville Transportation Activity Center to be named for Congressman Butterfield – WITN

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) Efforts by one North Carolina Congressman to secure funding for a future transportation hub here in the east will have resulted in the building being named after him.

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The Greenville City Council voted to name the Greenville Transportation Activity Center for First District Democrat Congressman G.K. Butterfield.

The project costs over $7.1 million — with local funds making up $800,000.

The majority of funding is from federal transportation grants.

The hub will be located on South Pitt Street and Bonners Lane and will provide a centrally located transfer facility where local and regional transportation services can connect.

Construction is expected to be completed on the 9,500 square foot facility in the spring of 2018.

Butterfield: NC Republicans’ Vote Against Harvey Relief Package Damaging to Matthew Recovery Efforts

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For Immediate Release

Date:  September 8, 2017

Contact: Meaghan Lynch

Office:    (202) 225.3101


Butterfield: NC Republicans’ Vote Against Harvey Relief Package

Damaging to Matthew Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives’ vote on the Senate-passed package to help those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and other natural disasters that occurred in Fiscal Year 2017:

“Today, I voted to send $15.25 billion in critical aid to those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and disasters that occurred in fiscal year 2017 like Hurricane Matthew that devastated many areas of my district.  The bill passed the House and will now be forwarded to President Trump for his signature, but the legislation passed without the support of several Republican members of Congress from North Carolina. 

“I continue to work hard to address the ongoing needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, and I am deeply disappointed in my colleagues in the North Carolina delegation; George Holding (NC-02), Virginia Foxx (NC-05), Mark Walker (NC-06), David Rouzer (NC-07), Richard Hudson (NC-08), Mark Meadows (NC-11), and Ted Budd (NC-13); who were among the 90 Republican representatives who voted against today’s legislation.  Their actions potentially imperil my efforts to secure recovery money for eastern North Carolina in the 2018 budget. 

“The devastation caused by these storms is a tragedy, and Congress must act to protect these communities.  North Carolinians, especially, know the road to recovery after a storm can be long and painful.  Our state is still struggling to recover from devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, and my North Carolina colleagues who opposed today’s legislation have a responsibility to not jeopardize future funding for our state when natural disasters occur.”

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Butterfield Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA

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For Immediate Release

Date:  September 5, 2017

Contact: Meaghan Lynch

Office:    (202) 225.3101


Butterfield Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ remarks confirming President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA:

“DACA offered protection for young people who were brought to the United States as young children, the vast majority of whom know no other home than the United States.  Today, President Trump has failed to “show great heart” to the hundreds of thousands of young people whose lives are now in peril with the announcement that his Administration will end the DACA program.  All DACA recipients grew up in America, are registered with our government, and have passed extensive background checks.  More than 95 percent of DACA recipients are in school or in the workforce. 

“I am saddened by President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program because it will devastate lives, tear apart families, and disrupt our local communities.  I am an original sponsor of bipartisan immigration reform legislation that would create a path to permanent legal status for Dreamers, and I call on Speaker Ryan to do the right thing and immediately bring it to the floor for a vote.”

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Butterfield Reintroduces Highway Bill for Eastern North Carolina with Support of NC Delegation Members

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For Release:  Immediate

Date:  May 1, 2015

Contact: K. Kim Atterbury            

Office:    (202) 225.3101               


Butterfield Reintroduces Highway Bill for Eastern North Carolina with Support of NC Delegation Members

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) reintroduced a bipartisan bill to designate two highways as a “future interstate” that will originate in Raleigh, North Carolina, and travel through Rocky Mount, Williamston, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina to Norfolk, Virginia.  H.R. 2211, or the ROAD Act, is the second of Butterfield’s transportation improvement bills and is cosponsored by Representatives Walter Jones (NC-03), Mark Meadows (NC-11), George Holding (NC-13), David Price (NC-04), Dr. Alma Adams (NC-12), Renee Ellmers (NC-02), David Rouzer (NC-07), Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Mark Walker (NC-06), Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Scott Rigell (VA-02), Randy Forbes (VA-04), Bobby Scott (VA-03), and Robert Wittman (VA-01).

Specifically, H.R. 2211 guarantees that the corridor connecting Raleigh and Norfolk is built to interstate standards, that the route travels through eastern North Carolina, and that U.S. Highways 17 and 64 are prioritized when allocating funding for federal highways–saving taxpayers money by improving on existing infrastructure.  The entire length of the U.S. highway 64 freeway between Raleigh and Interstate 95 was designated as a future interstate (I-495) in 2013 and, according to the Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA), half of the entire future I-44 corridor is already built to freeway standards.

Butterfield said, “The ROAD Act will better connect eastern North Carolina to our state’s Capitol and to one of the country’s premier ports in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  This bill is a key part of my vision to significantly advance transportation in the region and will, among other things, reduce traffic congestion, improve access, and pave the way for job creation and further economic development in North Carolina and Virginia.  There is no question that this will boost the local and regional economies.  I thank my colleagues for their support.”

The Federal Highway Administration estimates that $1 billion in transportation funding can support approximately 30,000 jobs which would be critical to economic development in eastern North Carolina.  Passing legislation to designate the highways as a future interstate can lead to modernization and investment in the region’s highway infrastructure.  This important bill is a key step in Butterfield’s plan to build a strong transportation network, put North Carolinians to work, and accelerate the upgrade of U.S. highways 64 and 17.

H.R. 2211 is supported by Senator Thom Tillis, Senator Richard Burr, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne.  Many local governmental entities, chambers of commerce, and regional transportation associations in North Carolina and Virginia are also supportive of this designation.

“I look forward to introducing yet another bipartisan bill that focuses on improving our state’s infrastructure, reducing traffic congestion, and supporting the creation of good-paying North Carolina jobs,” said Senator Tillis.  “The ROAD Act will prove essential in enhancing interstate commerce between North Carolina and Virginia, and promoting economic development for local communities along the Raleigh-Norfolk corridor.” 

“We appreciate the continued collaboration and support of Congressman Butterfield, Senator Tillis and the NC congressional delegation to strengthen vital transportation corridors in our state,” said NCDOT Secretary Tony Tata. “This important designation will help better connect many areas of eastern North Carolina to jobs and  other opportunities in the economic center of Hampton Roads and enhance freight movement as outlined in Governor McCrory’s 25 Year Vision.”

Earlier this month, Butterfield introduced H.R. 1844, the Military Corridor Transportation Improvement Act, which similarly seeks to designate U.S. Highways 70 and 117 as “high priority corridors” and “future interstates.”

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Butterfield Disappointed in Senator Tillis for his Vote against North Carolina’s Own Loretta Lynch for United States Attorney General

The Political Agitator response: I can’t call him a racist because race had nothing to do with it. I know he didn’t vote against her because he has an issue with Congressman Butterfield and other black representatives from NC.

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis’ vote against the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General of the United States:

“I am deeply disappointed, as I’m sure many North Carolinians are, in Senator Thom Tillis’ vote this morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Senator Tillis voted against the nomination of North Carolina’s own, Loretta Lynch, for Attorney General of the United States, despite a successful 30-year legal career as a lawyer, prosecutor, and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.  Senator Tillis had an opportunity today to be on the right side of history in supporting the nomination of Ms. Lynch, who would be the first African-American woman to serve as Attorney General. (Source: Read more)

Congressman buys out showing of ‘Selma,’ invites residents – Wilson Times

Congressman G.K. Butterfield has purchased tickets for 400 people to see a free screening of the movie “Selma” on Saturday morning at Carmike Cinemas at 1501 Ward Blvd.

Residents must register online at www.gkbutterfield.com/selma. The screen “Special Sreening” should come up. Scroll to the bottom to fill in the registration.

If you are one of the 400, you will receive an email on Friday letting you know you have gotten a free ticket. If more than one family member would like to attend, each person must register separately. (Source: Read more)

Butterfield: New Black Caucus Chair Talks Black Agenda + Strategy – Crew of 42

If you were the new Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) beginning your time as Chairman when the first Black President of the United States was in his last two years, what would your plan be?

If you were Chair at a time when Republicans held a record number of House seats — the most since 1928 — and the stats for Black Americans were getting worse, what would your plan be?  If that first Black President on his way out the door wasn’t all that excited about Black agenda items and rarely connects with members of Congress, what would be the plan?

These are the questions that the new Black Caucus Chairman, Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, has to confront over the next two years.  Presidential politics have already begun to take the stage at the start of 2015 as a lame-duck President notorious for not connecting with members of his own party in Congress begins to announce policy objectives. (Source: Read more)