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).



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:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jul 2004 to Sep 2016, Butterfield missed 456 of 8,956 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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