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Rep. Morgan Murphy

Former Representative for Illinois’s 2nd District

Murphy was the representative for Illinois’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1971 to 1972.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Murphy is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Murphy sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Murphy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Housing and Community Development (100%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Murphy recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1980, Murphy missed 958 of 5,813 roll call votes, which is 16.5%. 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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: