July 30, 2014

Butterfield Joins Mayor Adam O’Neal for Final Leg of His 300-mile Walk from Belhaven, NC to Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) joined Mayor Adam O’Neal during the final leg of his near 300-mile walk from Belhaven, NC to Washington, DC.  Republican Mayor O’Neal began his walk two weeks ago to protest the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid following the closing of the only hospital in the Belhaven […]

Legislative Update from Senator Burr

Last week, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the ABLE Act — a piece of commonsense, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Casey and me.  Put simply, the ABLE Act would allow families with a severely disabled child the opportunity to save their own money in a 529 college savings account to help cover […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Improving Access to Education

Photo of the Week: I had a blast meeting with the Chapman family from Raleigh in my office on Thursday. Talking to these young ladies was a bright spot in the midst of a very busy week. They were visiting D.C. during summer vacation and a member of my office gave them a tour of […]

Butterfield Applauds Former NC Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson on Appointment to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the appointment of former North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  As a Commissioner, Justice Timmons-Goodson will join the 8-member panel in informing the development of national civil rights policy and in enhancing enforcement of federal civil […]

Reps. Butterfield, Johnson Launch New State Medicaid Expansion Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Hank Johnson (GA-04), along with more than 30 House colleagues, announced the formation of the State Medicaid Expansion Caucus during a press conference earlier today.  Although the caucus will work to amplify all Medicaid-related issues, they will emphasize the need for recalcitrant states to expand Medicaid […]

Legislative Update from Senator Burr

Last Monday, the VA Office of the Inspector General (IG) released a report on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) two-year-old claim initiative.  This initiative was purportedly started by the Department to process long-pending claims more quickly.  I requested this latest report, along with several other Senators. The IG report confirmed that VA’s ‘fix’ to […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Committed to Jobs

While the president continues to parade around the country boasting about his work, the House continues to pass bills that will create jobs and get our economy back on track. Yet there is still much more to accomplish, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that last month was the worst June on record for […]

Butterfield: Wilson County Early Voting Plan will Disenfranchise Voters

Wilson, NC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) sent a letter to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) asking they approve an early voting plan that does not restrict voters’ access to the polls.  Yesterday, the Wilson County Board of Elections approved an early voting plan that excludes Sunday voting and does […]

Legislative Update from Senator Burr

This week the Senate spent most of the work period on S. 2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014.  I introduced two amendments to the bill – an amendment that would help stop federal restrictions on access to North Carolina’s beaches and an amendment to protect the Corolla wild horses.  You can read about each […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Jobs at the Forefront: Ever since I first took office, I’ve been working to make your priorities known in Congress. Creating jobs to get Americans back to work continues to be the focus of our work in the House of Representatives. This past week, the House made job creation and economic growth a reality by […]