Read our 2019 Report Card for Murphy.
Murphy is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Murphy has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Christopher Murphy sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Legislative Branch subcommittee Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Africa and Global Health Policy subcommittees
- Europe and Regional Security Cooperation subcommittee Ranking Member
- Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism subcommittee Ranking Member
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Murphy was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2399 (115th): American Innovation $1 Coin Act
- S. 1326 (115th): American Innovation $1 Coin Act
- S. 1600 (114th): Judicial Redress Act of 2015
- S.J.Res. 41 (113th): A joint resolution 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 ...
- H.R. 1675 (111th): Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009
Does 5 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).
Murphy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Murphy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4806: Transparency in Classification Act of 2020
- S. 4808: A bill to protect the independence of journalists by preventing undue political influence ...
- S. 4697: Strengthening Consumer Protections and Medical Debt Transparency Act
- S.Res. 716: A resolution designating the week of October 5 through October 9, 2020, as ...
- S. 4637: Angel Tax Credit Act
- S. 4474: A bill to amend the Arms Export Control Act to prohibit the export ...
- S. 4426: City and State Diplomacy Act
From Jan 2013 to Nov 2020, Murphy missed 14 of 2,424 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators 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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