Since 2004, Congressman Butterfield has represented North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District in the United States Congress. Prior to being elected to the US House of Representatives, Butterfield served as a judge for the Superior Court of North Carolina, as well as the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
Congressman Butterfield has been an ally of pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans while serving in Congress. The Congressman was an early advocate of the JCPOA, which targeted Iran’s military nuclear program. He signed a 2015 letter by Rep. Schakowsky in support of a diplomatic solution with Iran.
Congressman Butterfield has stood by the two-state solution as the best path forward for Israel’s long-term security. In 2012, Congressman Butterfield resisted calls to join a letter urging the President to expel the PLO’s delegation from Washington, D.C. in 2012.
Congressman Butterfield is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. He serves on the Subcommittee on Energy, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Health. Congressman Butterfield is the House Democratic Chief Deputy Whip and was the immediate past chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.