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Rep. Austin Murphy

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 20th District

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).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Murphy is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Murphy sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Murphy was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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).

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: