Sen. Christopher Murphy [D]

Senator from Connecticut

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2013-2018 Senator Connecticut
2007-2012 Representative Connecticut's 5th District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Christopher Murphy sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Murphy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Education (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Health (10%) Energy (10%) International Affairs (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Oct 2015, Murphy missed 5 of 934 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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