Rep. John Murtha

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 12th District, Democrat

Murtha, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district from 1973 to 2010.



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 was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. 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

Issue Areas

Murtha sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (14%) International Affairs (14%) Education (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Taxation (7%) Families (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Feb 2010, Murtha missed 1,813 of 21,734 roll call votes, which is 8.3%. This is much 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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