Read our 2016 Report Card for Murphy.
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:
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Murphy was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1600 (114th): Judicial Redress Act of 2015
- H.R. 1675 (111th): Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009
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.
Murphy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (19%) Taxation (15%) International Affairs (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Health (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)
Some of Murphy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 617: Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act
- S. 588: HALOS Act
- S. 549: A bill to block implementation of the Executive Order that restricts individuals from ...
- S. 248: A bill to block implementation of the Executive order that restricts individuals from ...
- S. 3382 (114th): A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for ...
- S.Res. 570 (114th): A resolution recognizing the importance of substance abuse disorder treatment and recovery ...
- S. 3212 (114th): Century Farms Act of 2016
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|Murphy’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
H.R. 2965 (111th): Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Jul 8, 2009. Passed 386/41.
The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (H.R. 2965, S. 4023) is a landmark United States federal statute enacted in December 2010 that established a process for ending the Don't ask, don't tell (DADT) policy (10 U.S.C. § 654), thus allowing gays, lesbians, ...
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 2013 to Mar 2017, Murphy missed 9 of 1,251 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 1.4% 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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