WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today [22 December 2022], the United States House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus appropriations package, which contains $32,879,497 in Community Project Funding secured by Congressman G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) for projects across the First Congressional District of North Carolina. The House’s vote now sends the funding package to President Biden to be signed into law.
“It’s extremely special to me that my last vote as a Member of Congress will send nearly $33 million to the First Congressional District of North Carolina. Representing the First District has been a labor of love for me over the past 18 years and it feels good to know my last effort will positively impact so many hard-working families across the district long after my time in Congress comes to an end,” said Congressman Butterfield.
“I am a product of eastern North Carolina, and it has been the honor of my life to represent the First District for the past 18 years in Congress. The First District has given so much to me not only over the past 18 years, but all my life. I am incredibly proud to have secured this funding that will have a profound impact in the district long after I’m gone.”
Congressman Butterfield championed funding for 14 projects that will directly benefit NC-01 residents[, including:]
- $4,000,000 for neighborhood park improvements in Wilson [of which $500,000 is earmarked for expansion of Freeman Round House and African-American Museum]
- $93,750 for a restoration project of the Heritage Cemetery in Elm City [formerly known as Elm City Colored Cemetery]