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Representative from North Carolina’s 1st District, Democrat
Butterfield, a Democrat, has been the representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district since Jul 21, 2004 (next election in 2016) (map).
Our unique analysis of the bills Butterfield has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Butterfield is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr. sits on the following committees:
Butterfield sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Transportation and Public Works (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Health (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%)
Some of Butterfield’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jul 2004 to Feb 2016, Butterfield missed 414 of 8,461 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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