Butterfield Highlights Impact of Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts during District Work Period

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) is spending the district work period focusing on his “Jobs and Justice” agenda in the First Congressional District.  Butterfield’s agenda aims to promote job growth, economic development, access to healthcare, and education for residents in the First District.  During his stops, Butterfield will highlight President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts and the negative impact they could have on eastern North Carolina.

Butterfield kicked off his work period last Tuesday with his “Forward Together” community discussion in Greenville.  Over 200 residents gathered at East Carolina Heart Institute to hear an update on a variety of issues from healthcare, to President Trump’s airstrike on Syria, to the importance of adequate federal funding for development in rural communities.  Attendees also shared concerns and asked questions directly to Butterfield.

Photos from the Greenville community discussion can be viewed here.

On Wednesday, Butterfield continued the dialogue on the importance of ensuring federal funding remain in place for services provided to North Carolinians during visits with the Choanoke Area Development Association (CADA) and Halifax Community College.  During his visit with CADA in Northampton County, Butterfield discussed the wide array of local programs and non-profits that stand to lose federal funding under the President’s budget cuts such as the Community Services Block Grant and the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program.  On Thursday, Butterfield addressed over 200 students at Halifax Community College about the future of federal funding for Pell grants and other financial aid programs available to college students.

On Monday, during stops in Vance County, Butterfield expanded on the need for adequate investments in education and community-based services.  Butterfield met with staff at the Kittrell Job Corps, which provides young people with the education and technical training needed to be placed in meaningful jobs at no cost to the individual.  Butterfield also visited Vance-Granville Community College, where he met with President Stelfanie Williams, members of the Board of Trustees, and students.

This week, Congressman Butterfield will continue highlighting the state of jobs and justice and the stark effect Trump’s proposed budget would have on the First District with the following stops:

Tuesday, April 18:

  • 11:00 AM –     Martin Community College

1161 Kehukee Park Rd, Williamston, NC

Student convening. Open to the public.


  • 2:00 PM –        CHE Community Food Hub

Bethel, NC

Closed meeting with leadership.


  • 3:30 PM –        Princeville Listening Session

Princeville Town Hall, Princeville, NC

Resident convening with Rep. Butterfield and local leadership. Open to the public.



Wednesday, April 19:

  • 11:00 AM –     Meals on Wheels of Durham

Durham, NC

Closed meeting with leadership.


  • 2:00 PM –        Durham Housing Authority

Raleigh, NC

Closed meeting with leadership.


Thursday, April 20:

  • 10:00 AM –     Washington County Senior Center

191 NC-45, Plymouth, NC

Seniors to voice concerns about President Trump’s proposed budget cuts.


  • 6:30 PM –        Barton College

Hardy Alumni Hall Multipurpose Room, 800 Vance St, NE, Wilson, NC

Student convening. Open to the public.




Image Information: G. K. Butterfield