Our unique analysis of the bills Murphy sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Murphy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Murphy was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2710 (101st): Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1989
- H.R. 5614 (99th): A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to require that wages based on individual productivity be paid to handicapped workers employed under certificates ...
- H.J.Res. 590 (99th): A joint resolution to designate June 21, 1986, as “National Save American Industry and Jobs Day”.
- H.R. 1904 (98th): Child Abuse Amendments of 1984
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 about one third or more 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).
Murphy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Labor and Employment (38%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Health (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Law (8%) Families (6%) Economics and Public Finance (4%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (4%)
Some of Murphy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 589 (103rd): To express my deep appreciation and gratitude to my current and former ...
- H.J.Res. 421 (103rd): Designating the week of November 6, 1994 through November 12, 1994, “National ...
- H.R. 5043 (103rd): Missing Service Personnel Act of 1994
- H.R. 4825 (103rd): To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish procedures for the ...
- H.R. 4415 (103rd): Black Lung Benefits Restoration Act of 1994
- H.R. 4150 (103rd): To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to make uniform ...
- H.R. 3753 (103rd): For the relief of Thomas R. Dahlberg.
From Jan 1977 to Nov 1994, Murphy missed 637 of 9,321 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills