May 31, 2016

Butterfield to Visit Wildin Acosta at Stewart Detention Center

On Friday, May 27, 2016, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will travel to Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, where Wildin Acosta, a Durham, North Carolina high school senior has been detained since late-January by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), whose congressional district includes Lumpkin, Georgia, will accompany […]

Senator Richard Burr: Protecting children from sex offenders

This week, the Senate unanimously voted to reauthorize the National Sex Offender Registry. In an institution that is too often divided on strictly partisan lines, it is encouraging to know that we can find common ground when it comes to protecting women and children from convicted sexual offenders. As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee […]

Butterfield Congratulates NCCU Law School Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor on Presidential Appointment

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) Thursday released the following statement congratulating Phyliss Craig-Taylor, Dean of North Carolina Central School of Law, on her recent appointment to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities: “I am pleased to congratulate Phyliss Craig-Taylor on her appointment to the Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and […]

Butterfield Mourns the Loss of Civil Rights Leader A.J. Howard Clement, III

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) Wednesday released the following statement on the passing of Durham community leader and corporate executive, A.J. Howard Clement, III: “It is with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my dear friend for more than 40 years, A.J. Howard Clement, III. Throughout his 30 years in elected office, Howard was able […]

Butterfield Joins First Ever Congressional Voting Rights Caucus

Tuesday, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) joined the first ever Congressional Voting Rights Caucus – a caucus dedicated to protecting our nation’s democracy by ensuring that the fundamental right to vote is safeguarded for all Americans. Following the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby v. Holder decision, which dismantled key provisions of the original Voting Rights Act of 1965, […]

Congressman G. K. Butterfield Newsletter

Heard It First: Combating the Opioid Epidemic, fighting against discrimination, advocating for improvements in healthcare, and more… Dear Friend,   Last week, I, along with my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, passed comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to combat the growing opioid and heroin epidemic facing our country.  Unfortunately, while we were able to come together on […]

Senator Angela Bryant: NCAE Education Insight Alert

RESTORING RESPECT TO EDUCATORS  Using the backdrop of National Teacher Day this week, NCAE called on state lawmakers to undo some of the harmful education policies passed in recent years to restore respect to public school educators and the education profession. During a press conference at the General Assembly, NCAE leaders, members, and key legislators […]

Butterfield Congratulates Durham for Being Named One of 50 Invest Health Cities

Tuesday, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement congratulating the city of Durham, North Carolina for being selected by Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to take part in the new Invest Health initiative, aimed at transforming how leaders from mid-size American cities work together to help low-income communities thrive. As […]

Butterfield Announces Winners of 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) announced the winners of the 2016 Annual Congressional Art Competition during a special reception and presentation at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Ms. Rene Chavez Lopez, a student at Hillside High School in Durham, NC, was awarded first place for her work “Graffiti Boy.” As […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Cures and Tours

Photo of the Week Todd Helton lost his precious daughter, Ellie, to a brain aneurysm when she was just 14 years old. The Heltons have shared Ellie’s story with us in order to raise awareness about brain aneurysms and to encourage more research to find new treatments and cures.   Weekly Update One of the […]