Rep. George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr.

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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Butterfield for more statistics.

Committee Membership

George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Butterfield sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Transportation and Public Works (19%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Health (12%) Sports and Recreation (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Butterfield’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Butterfield’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 897: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015
May 24, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 897: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015
May 17, 2016. Failed.
Yea H.R. 2017: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
Feb 12, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Jul 23, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jul 2004 to Dec 2016, Butterfield missed 458 of 8,998 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% 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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Primary Sources

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