Butterfield to Spotlight Healthcare and Economic Development During District Work Week

WASHINGTON, DC – Next week, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will attend a series of meetings and events throughout the First Congressional District to discuss healthcare, economic development, and low-income populations.

On Monday, Congressman Butterfield will attend the official opening and launch of BD Rx, Inc. manufacturing plant in Wilson, NC.  The Wilson plant will produce BD Simplist, prefilled injectables designed to help improve patient safety by decreasing the number of steps in administering medicine and lowering the risk of medication error.  BD Rx is expected to create at least 25 new jobs in Wilson over the next year as a result of this product launch.

On Tuesday, the Congressman will be joined by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, County Commissioner Steve Keen, and other local transportation officials in a tour of the Gateway Transfer Center, Goldsboro Union Station, and the Streetscape Project.  Later in the day, Butterfield will tour Tillery People’s Health Clinic in recognition of National Minority Health Awareness Month.

To close the week, Butterfield will lead a meeting with the state democratic delegation on the effects of state and federal legislation on low-income residents.  The topics to be discussed will include the Affordable Care Act, sequestration, and education.

The Congressman’s full public schedule follows.

WHAT:  Butterfield’s District Work Week


Monday, April 29

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.:    

Meeting with the American Legion

Wilson District Office

216 NE Nash Street, Suite B

Wilson, NC


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:

BD Rx Wilson Launch

5200 Corporate Parkway

Wilson, NC


Tuesday, April 30      

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:

Transportation Tour with Secretary LaHood

Goldsboro, NC


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.:      

Barton College Civil Rights Presentation

700 Vance Street Northeast

Wilson, NC


Wednesday, May 1

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:  

Metropolitan Community Health Services Tour

118 W. Martin Luther King Drive

Washington, NC 


Thursday, May 2

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:

Halifax Regional Medical Center Tour

250 Smith Church Road

Roanoke Rapids, NC


1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.:    

Roanoke Rapids Clinic Tour

1385 Medical Center Drive

Roanoke Rapids, NC


3:00 p.m. – 4:15p.m:     

Tillery People’s Health Clinic Tour

321 Community Center Road

Tillery, NC


Friday, May 3               

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.:

State House Legislative Update

Word Tabernacle

9121 West Westmount Drive

Rocky Mount, NC