Vote — Feb 11, 2016 1:43 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 93/0
Sen. Murphy [D-CT]: Yea
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Senator from Connecticut, Democrat
Murphy, a Democrat, has been the Junior senator from Connecticut since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).
He was previously the representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district (2007-2012).
Our unique analysis of the bills Murphy has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. 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)
Christopher Murphy sits on the following committees:
Murphy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) International Affairs (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Taxation (9%) Health (9%)
Some of Murphy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2013 to Feb 2016, Murphy missed 6 of 1,019 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 31 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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