Murphy was the representative for Florida’s 18th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2016.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Murphy.
Murphy is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 positioned according to our liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.
Murphy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (24%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Commerce (5%)
Some of Murphy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6027 (114th): Puerto Rico Health Insurance Fairness Act of 2016
- H.R. 5870 (114th): Federal Partnership for Clean Water Land Acquisition Act of 2016
- H.R. 5492 (114th): SMASH Act
- H.R. 5463 (114th): SMASH Act
- H.R. 5366 (114th): Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Sunshine Act
- H.R. 5254 (114th): Senior Accessible Housing Act
- H.R. 4988 (114th): Protection of Social Security Benefits Restoration Act
|Murphy’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3393 (113th): Student and Family Tax Simplification Act
Jul 24, 2014. Passed 227/187.
H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2016, Murphy missed 64 of 2,529 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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