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Rep. Tim Murphy

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th District

Murphy was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2017.

Photo of Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA18, 2003-2017]

Analysis

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 2018 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 from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 84% NumbersUSA: 71% FreedomWorks: 60% NIAC Action: D The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D

Enacted Legislation

Murphy was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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:

Health (73%) Energy (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Murphy voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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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 No

Passed 215/195 on Apr 27, 2012.

Murphy voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Oct 2017, Murphy missed 188 of 10,669 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 2017. 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

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