Butterfield is the representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jul 21, 2004. Butterfield is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2010 Butterfield was investigated for keeping the difference between his requested travel per diems and the amount he actually spent. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended no further action.
|Jul. 30, 2010||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct further review the allegations|
|Dec. 31, 2010||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended no further action|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Butterfield.
Butterfield is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Butterfield has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr. sits on the following committees:
Butterfield was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6273 (116th): Protecting Vulnerable Americans in Times of Crisis Act of 2020
- H.R. 3460 (115th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 323 East Chapel Hill Street in Durham, North Carolina, as the “John Hervey Wheeler United States Courthouse”.
- H.R. 3937 (114th): To designate the building utilized as a United States courthouse located at 150 Reade Circle in Greenville, North Carolina, as the “Randy D. Doub United States Courthouse”.
- H.R. 4400 (114th): Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act
- H.R. 2754 (113th): Collectible Coin Protection Act
- H.J.Res. 120 (113th): Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in the American Revolution.
- H.R. 3892 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 West Highway 64 Bypass in Roper, North Carolina, as the “E.V. Wilkins Post Office”.
Does 14 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Butterfield sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Butterfield’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5993: To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner …
- H.R. 5922: Sarah Keys Evans Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 5416: Give Kids a Chance Act
- H.R. 5377: Cancer Patient Equity Act of 2021
- H.R. 4871: Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2021
- H.R. 4554: Care That’s Fair Act
- H.R. 3979: Protecting Natural Gas Consumers from Overcharges Act of 2021
From Jul 2004 to Dec 2021, Butterfield missed 573 of 11,585 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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