Rep. John Murtha

Former Representative from Pennsylvania's 12th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1973-2010 Representative,
Pennsylvania's 12th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Murtha was a moderate Democratic follower according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Murtha’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Murtha’s bills had a total of 8 cosponsors in the 111th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Murtha to other members of the House of Representatives in the 111th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Feb 2010, Murtha missed 1,800 of 21,702 roll call votes, which is 8.3%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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