Speaker: Rep. G.K. Butterfield
Date Recorded: 15 March 2022
IEEE members and other technology professionals are invited to join us for an online discussion with U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield on 15 March at 9:30 AM EST about technology policy and improving American innovation. IEEE-USA will also present Rep. Butterfield with an award for his longtime championship of congressional investment in R&D.
About the Speaker
Congressman G. K. Butterfield is a life-long resident of eastern North Carolina.
In Congress, Butterfield represents the First Congressional District of North Carolina. He is a champion of affordable health care, education, investments in rural communities, veterans, renewable energies, and federal programs that support low-income and middle-class Americans.
Butterfield serves in the Democratic leadership as Senior Chief Deputy Whip and is a past Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (114th Congress). He sits on the influential Committee on Energy & Commerce where he serves as the Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Health. In addition, he serves as a member of the Subcommittees of Communications and Technology and Energy. Since the 116th Congress, Congressman Butterfield sits on the Committee on House Administration, and as of the 117th Congress, he was appointed to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Elections.