Tim Murphy (Pennsylvania)

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Tim Murphy
Tim Murphy.JPG
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 18
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMichael F. Doyle (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$12.22 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,816,247
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Senator, Pennsylvania Senate
1997-2003
Education
Bachelor'sWheeling Jesuit University, 1974
Master'sCleveland State University, 1976
Ph.D.University of Pittsburgh, 1979
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 11, 1952
Place of birthCleveland, OH
Net worth$712,524.50
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website

Tim Murphy (b. September 11, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Murphy represents Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District. He was first elected in 2002.

Despite being ranked as the most likely Republican incumbent to lose his primary in 2012, Murphy survived a primary challenge from Evan Feinberg and went on to defeat Larry Maggi (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Murphy is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Murphy is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Murphy earned his bachelor's degree from Wheeling Jesuit University in 1974, his master's degree from Cleveland State University in 1976 and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979. Throughout his psychology career, Murphy worked at several hospitals in western Pennsylvania before establishing his own private practice. Murphy has authored two books, the most well-known being, "The Angry Child." Murphy has also evaluated numerous child abuse cases in the Pennsylvania court system. While serving in the Pennsylvania Senate from 1996 to 2002, Murphy authored the Pennsylvania Patients' Bill of Rights. Along with his work in Washington, D.C., Murphy holds two adjunct associate professorships in Pediatrics and Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Murphy is also a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Service Corps and works with troops who have traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Murphy's professional and political career:

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Murphy serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Murphy served on the following committees:

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Murphy's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Murphy voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Murphy voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Murphy voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

NDAA

Yea3.png Murphy voted in favor of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Murphy voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Murphy voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[13]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Murphy voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Murphy voted for HR 2775.[20]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Murphy voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Murphy voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Murphy voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Murphy voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[8]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[21] Murphy joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[22][23]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png Murphy voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003, while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[24]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Murphy's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Murphy is a Hard-Core Conservative. Murphy received a score of 22 percent on social issues and 76 percent on economic issues.[25]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[26]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[25]

Healthcare

Murphy opposed the Affordable Care Act. He voted against it in the House, and he later voted to repeal it. Murphy supported the idea of broad health care reform, but he favored a plan offering tax credits to buy health insurance over the individual mandate. Murphy also served as co-chair of the House Republican Doctor's Caucus, since it was created in March 2009.[27]

Excerpt: "Lawmakers have looked at ways to fund health care. They need to look at ways to fix health care. ...A public plan option is not a fair option ...We need a system that is in a position of constantly moving toward reform. I'm not convinced that a government-run program can do that."[27]

Energy

Murphy supported expanding domestic oil drilling. He also voted against Cap and Trade. He supported the Keystone XL pipeline. Murphy worked to direct investments to clean coal and nuclear power plants.[28]

Excerpt: "Energy equals jobs. Our economy in southwestern Pennsylvania is proof-positive that developing our own energy resources leads to job creation. The Keystone XL pipeline project is the "granddaddy" of energy-related job creators. ...The Keystone pipeline project requires no taxpayer money, a far cry from the trillion dollars of our children's money wasted on a failed stimulus plan that did nothing to reduce long-term unemployment."[28]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Murphy is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District elections, 2012

Murphy ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 18th District. He defeated Evan Feinberg in the Republican primary on April 24, 2012, and defeated Larry Maggi (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[29]

According to an article from The Washington Post, on March 30, 2012, Murphy was the most likely incumbent to lose his primary.[1] The primary battle against Feinberg, a member of the tea party wing of the Republican party, and being targeted by the Campaign for Primary Accountability Super PAC were the main reasons for Murphy's vulnerability.[1]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Larry Maggi 36% 122,146
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Murphy Incumbent 64% 216,727
Total Votes 338,873
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Murphy Incumbent 63.4% 32,854
Evan Feinberg 36.6% 18,937
Total Votes 51,791

Media


Murphy, "Real Life."

"Why is Larry Maggi Attacking Tim Murphy's Record?"

"Rep. Tim Murphy Questions HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius."

"Every Time," highlighted Murphy's record on health reform (March 26, 2012).

The American Chemistry Council spent more than $500,000 for a TV and radio ad supporting Murphy in December, 2011

Endorsements

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • National Right to Life Committee
  • PA Pro-Life Federation
  • Former PA Governor Tom Ridge
  • National Rifle Association
  • Fraternal Order of Police of Allegheny County

Targeted

  • The conservative Club for Growth targeted Murphy with two 15-second ads. The campaign consisted of a $38,000 media buy in the Pittsburgh market.[30]
  • The Campaign for Primary Accountability Super PAC spent over $100,000 against Murphy.[31]. The campaign included TV, mail and online advertising.[32]

Polls

A Public Opinion strategies internal Murphy poll, conducted January 15-16 2012, showed Rep. Murphy with a 62-point lead over Feinberg.[33]

Pennsylvania's Congressional District 12, 2012
Poll Tim Murphy (R) Evan Feinberg (R)Margin of ErrorSample Size
[1]
(January 15-16, 2012)
74%12%+/-5.66300
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Full history


Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Tim Murphy's reports.[39]

Tim Murphy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2013$121,283.08$318,250.03$(91,144.45)$348,388.66
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2013$348,388.66$181,529.81$(103,785.60)$426,132.87
October Quarterly[42]October 13, 2013$426,132.87$196,826.45$(72,310.82)$550,648.50
Year-End[43]January 29, 2014$550,648$140,306$(103,264)$587,690
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2014$587,690.60$371,343.35$(91,423.51)$867,610.44
Running totals
$1,208,255.64$(461,928.38)

Comprehensive donor information for Murphy is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Murphy raised a total of $9,816,247 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[45]

Tim Murphy (Pennsylvania)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 18) Won $2,386,295
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 18) Won $1,841,766
2008 US House (Pennsylvania, District 18) Won $1,825,275
2006 US House (Pennsylvania, District 18) Won $1,609,248
2004 US House (Pennsylvania, District 18) Won $1,229,326
2002 US House (Pennsylvania, District 18) Won $924,337
Grand Total Raised $9,816,247

2012

Breakdown of the source of Murphy's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Murphy won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $2,386,295 and spent $2,649,101.[46] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

Cost per vote

Murphy spent $12.22 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Murphy won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Murphy's campaign committee raised a total of $1,841,766 and spent $1,493,262.[48]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Murphy's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $242,049 to $1,183,000. That averages to $712,524.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Murphy ranked as the 238th most wealthy representative in 2012.[49] Between 2004 and 2012, Murphy‘s calculated net worth[50] decreased by an average of 4 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[51]

Tim Murphy Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$1,053,805
2012$712,524
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-32%
Average annual growth:-4%[52]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[53]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Murphy is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 2014.[54] This was the same rating Murphy received in June 2013.[55]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[56]

Murphy most often votes with:

Murphy least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Murphy missed 165 of 8,648 roll call votes from January 2003 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.9 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.[57]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Murphy paid his congressional staff a total of $918,914 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[58]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Murphy was one of three members of the House who ranked 126th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[59]

2012

Murphy ranked 174th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[60]

2011

Murphy was ranked 162nd in the conservative rankings in 2011.[61]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Tim Murphy voted with the Republican Party 95.3 percent of the time, which ranked 67th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[62]

2013

Tim Murphy voted with the Republican Party 96.0 percent of the time, which ranked 113th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[63]

2011

Tim Murphy voted with the Republican Party 92.8 percent of the time, which ranked 147th among the 295 House Republican members as of November 2011.[64]

Personal

Murphy and his wife, Nan, have a daughter, Bevin. They attend St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Bethel Park, Pa.[65] He has 10 siblings.

Accident in Iraq

In 2005, Murphy and two other congressmen - Reps. Jim Marshall (D-GA) and Ike Skelton (D-MO) - were riding in a convoy in Iraq when their driver drove the vehicle off the road, and it overturned. The driver swerved on purpose after suspecting the car next to the convoy was a suicide bomber. Murphy and Skelton were sent to Ibn Sina Hospital in Baghdad. Murphy was later flown to Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany. After suffering some neck and head injuries, Murphy made a full recovery.[66]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

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  50. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  51. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  52. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  53. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael F. Doyle (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 18
2003–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania State Senate
1997–2003
Succeeded by
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