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Rep. Patrick Murphy

Former Representative for Florida’s 18th District


Murphy was the representative for Florida’s 18th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2016.

Photo of Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18, 2013-2016]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Murphy.

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 2016 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 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Murphy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (24%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Environmental Protection (11%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Commerce (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Murphy voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Murphy voted Aye

Passed 247/178 on Jun 16, 2015.

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for ...

Murphy voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Murphy voted Aye

Passed 252/172 on Jan 8, 2015.

The Save American Workers Act of 2015 would reduce the number of individuals that employers must provide health insurance to under the Affordable Care Act ...

Murphy voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Murphy voted Aye

Murphy voted Yea

Murphy voted Aye

Passed 230/185 on Apr 8, 2014.

Missed Votes

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.

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

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Primary Sources

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