Just three days into the 116th Congress, an honor for First District Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield. He was selected to be Speaker Pro Tempore for the day, and managed debate on the house floor.
On January 3rd, Congressman Butterfield was sworn in to his eighth term as U.S. Representative.
In December, he announced his appointment as Chief Deputy Whip.
Butterfield says presiding over the House of Representatives is a great honor and privilege.
He also said as he took the gavel as speaker today that it "Reaffirms his commitment to a government that works for North Carolinians and the nation."