Scott Murphy

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Scott Murphy
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U.S. House, New York, District 20
Former member
In office
April 29, 2009 – January 3, 2011
High schoolDavid H. Hickman High School
Bachelor'sHarvard University
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1970
Place of birthColumbia, Missouri
ProfessionEntrepreneur/venture capitalist
Scott Murphy was a Democratic representative of the 19th District of New York.

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Rep. Murphy has voted with the House Democratic leadership 88.3% of the time.[1] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 90.6% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he votes 98.1% of the time with the majority of rank-and-file Democrats in the House of Representatives.[2]

Specific votes

Rep. Murphy voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[3] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[4]

Murphy supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[5] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[6]

Finally, Murphy voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[7] Fifty-seven percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Thirty-five percent of likely voters opposed repeal. Fifty-one percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.[8]