Rep. John Murphy

Former Representative from New York’s 17th District, Democrat

Murphy, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 17th congressional district from 1973 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for New York's 16th congressional district (1963-1972).

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Murphy sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Murphy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) International Affairs (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Education (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1963 to Dec 1980, Murphy missed 1,722 of 7,362 roll call votes, which is 23.4%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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