Members of Congress Representing Duke and Durham

Members of Congress Representing Duke and Durham

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

Senator Richard Burr is the senior United States Senator from North Carolina and has served in the U.S. Senate since 2005.

Senator Burr is the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Aging Committee.


Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)

Senator Thom Tillis is the junior U.S. Senator from North Carolina and has served in the Senate since 2015.

Senator Tillis currently serves on the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, and the Special Committee on Aging.


Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)

George Kenneth “G. K.” Butterfield, Jr. is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district*, elected in 2004.*

Rep. Butterfield serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and on the Subcommittees on Communications and Technology, Health, and Energy.

*Prior to redistricting and the 112th Congress, Duke resided in the 4th district.

Duke Alumni in Congress

Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL, T ’75)

Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL, T’77)

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV, T ’75)

Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL, G ’98)

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY, M ’88)

Representative Scott Peters (D-CA, T ’80)

Representative Mike Levin (D-CA, L ’05)

North Carolina Delegation

1st G. K. Butterfield (D)

2nd George Holding (R)

3rd vacant (primary April 30, general election July 9)

4th David Price (D)

5th Virginia Foxx (R)

6th Mark Walker (R)

7th David Rouzer (R)

8th Richard Hudson (R)

9th vacant (primary May 14, general election September 10)

10th Patrick McHenry (R)

11th Mark Meadows (R)

12th Alma Adams (D)

13th Ted Budd (R)

Committees of Interest to Duke University

U.S. Senate

Committee on Armed Services

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Committee on Finance

Committee on the Budget

Committee on Appropriations

Committee on Foreign Relations

U.S. House of Representatives

House Armed Services Committee

Education and Labor

Committee on Energy and Commerce

Committee on Financial Services

Committee on the Budget

Committee on Appropriations

Committee on Foreign Affairs