June 28, 2016

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: A Better Way to Fix Health Care

Photo of the Week It’s time to break out your beach chair and fire up the grill because as of Monday it is officially Summer!  As you can see here, the Second District is in full bloom.   Weekly Update I am so happy that our Second District Art Competition winner, Shannon Kelly, was able to attend […]

Senator Richard Burr: Obama needs to take terrorism seriously

Saturday, I delivered the weekly GOP address. I’m taking this opportunity to talk about the threat of terrorism and the work I’m doing as Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence protect Americans. WATCH: Senate Intelligence Chairman Burr delivers weekly GOP address The challenge we face today is unlike one we have ever known. […]

Butterfield Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Executive Actions

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 on President Barack Obama’s 2014 Immigration Executive Actions to create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA) and expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA): “The Supreme Court’s deadlock on the […]

With Historic, 26-Hour Sit-In on House Floor, Butterfield Tells House Republicans: No Bill, No Break

In a historic move to demand life-saving action from Congress, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) joined House Democrats’ 26-hour sit-in on the House Floor to protest Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans’ refusal to allow a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence.  During the sit-in, House Republicans recessed the House of Representatives without […]

Butterfield Statement on the House Democrats’ Sit-In to Demand a Vote on Gun Laws

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in support of today’s sit-in staged by House Democrats to demand Republican leadership to hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence: “Today, history was made. Dozens of House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House Floor to demand a vote on legislation to […]

Butterfield Mourns the Passing of Durham Civil Rights Activist Ann Atwater

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) Monday released the following statement after learning of the death of civil rights advocate Ms. Ann Atwater: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of Ann Atwater.  While attending college at North Carolina Central University, I remember her as a powerful grassroots advocate who was a leader in the fight to […]

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Let’s Play Ball!

Photo of the Week In Wednesday night’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game, we came up a bit short in the score, but not in the effort for the Young Survival Coalition. Roll Call reported the game raised $215,000, crossing “$875,000 in total donations to the charity since the event began in 2008.” It was a great time […]

Butterfield Statement on Wildin Acosta’s Release from Restricted Housing

Thursday, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement following confirmation from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that Wildin Acosta was released from restricted housing at Stewart Detention Center: “After nine days in restricted housing, Wildin Acosta has been returned to the general population at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.  While I […]

Butterfield Calls on ICE Director to Review Disciplinary Actions Placed on Wildin Acosta

Tuesday, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Director Sarah Saldaña calling for the immediate review of disciplinary actions administered to Mr. Wildin Acosta while detained at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. Acosta, who has been detained at the facility since late-January, is awaiting a decision on […]

Butterfield Mourns the Victims of Tragic Mass Shooting in Orlando

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement following the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016, that claimed the lives of 49 individuals and injured more than 50: “I am devastated by the horrific and senseless violence and loss of life that took place early Sunday morning in Orlando, Florida. […]