Since 2004, Representative G. K. Butterfield Jr. has represented North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District in the United States Congress. Prior to his election to the body, the Congressman spent twelve years as a North Carolina trial court judge, serving on the State Supreme Court from 2001 to 2003. Rep. Butterfield has been a strong ally of pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans during his time in Congress. He was an early advocate of the JCPOA, which targeted Iran’s military nuclear program. He signed a 2015 letter by Rep. Jan Schakowsky in support of a diplomatic solution with Iran. Congressman Butterfield has consistently stood by the two-state solution as the best path forward for Israel’s long-term security. In 2012, the Congressman resisted calls to join a letter urging the President to expel the PLO’s delegation from Washington, D.C.
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. He was an early cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.