Butterfield to head black caucus on Capitol Hill

Posted November 19, 2014

Rep. G.K. Butterfield

— First District Congressman G. K. Butterfield was unanimously elected Wednesday as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the next two years.

Beginning in January, the North Carolina Democrat will lead the 45-member caucus, the largest group in the organization’s history.

“I’m moved by the unwavering support the CBC has shown me throughout the years,” he said in a statement. “Each year. they’ve continued to elect me to senior positions within the caucus, solidifying their confidence in me to help steer and now lead the conscience of the Congress as chair. I do not take this endorsement lightly.”

Butterfield previously served eight years in leadership positions within the caucus.

"The new Congress provides a fresh start to address the issues that are important to us all," he said. "Members of the CBC come from every region of the country. While we each have our own priorities, we speak with a singular, powerful voice in our fight to deliver on the expectations of Americans – to have a government that works for us all."


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  • ncprr1 Nov 21, 2014

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    That is a very racist remark, jackaroe

  • Terry Watts Nov 20, 2014
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    A "white caucus" already exists. Its called the GOP.

  • jackaroe123 Nov 20, 2014

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    Yeah, that's why the Black caucus exists, but my question was about why there would need to be a White caucus.

  • justabumer Nov 20, 2014

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  • archmaker Nov 20, 2014

    When over 90% of congress is white, I'd say we do have a White Caucus.

    And by the way, conservative darling and overall clown, Allen West, was also part of the Black Caucus.

  • jackaroe123 Nov 20, 2014

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    Why would there be a White caucus?