Rep. Patrick Murphy

Former Representative from Florida’s 18th District, Democrat

Murphy, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 18th congressional district from 2013 to 2016.

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

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Murphy.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Murphy 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 2016. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Murphy is shown as a purple triangle. (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%) Education (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Murphy’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
Yea 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 ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 3393 (113th): Student and Family Tax Simplification Act
Jul 24, 2014. Passed 227/187.
Aye H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.

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.

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Primary Sources

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