Rep. Scott Murphy

Former Representative from New York’s 20th District, Democrat

Murphy, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 20th congressional district from 2009 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Scott Murphy [D-NY20, 2009-2010]

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 2010. 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)

Enacted Legislation

Murphy was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Murphy sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (71%) Armed Forces and National Security (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Murphy’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Con.Res. 308 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Jul 29, 2010. Passed 231/189.
Yea H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
No H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.

Missed Votes

From Apr 2009 to Dec 2010, Murphy missed 59 of 1,435 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 26 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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