Rep. Austin Murphy

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 20th District, Democrat

Murphy, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district from 1993 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district (1977-1992).


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)

Enacted Legislation

Murphy was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Transportation and Public Works (4%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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