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

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

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Murtha is shown as a purple triangle. (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 21,709 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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Recent Legislative Activity