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 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Nov 15, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr. sits on the following committees:
Butterfield was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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”.
- H.R. 813 (111th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 306 East Main Street in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, as the “J. Herbert W. Small Federal ...
Does 13 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. 4439: Creating Hope Reauthorization Act
- H.R. 4412: To prohibit the Bureau of the Census from including citizenship data in the ...
- H.R. 3957: Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2019
- H.R. 3434: Tracing Back and Catching Unlawful Robocallers Act of 2019
- H.R. 2228: To offer persistent poverty counties and political subdivisions of such counties the opportunity ...
- H.R. 1964: Lumbee Recognition Act
- H.Res. 242: Affirming the importance of the Orphan Drug Act, celebrating the over 750 new ...
From Jul 2004 to Nov 2019, Butterfield missed 552 of 10,854 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. 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.
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