John P. Murtha
|John P. Murtha|
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|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 12|
|February 5, 1974 – February 8, 2010|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2008|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
Purple Heart (2) Combat Action Ribbon Vietnamese Cross of GallantryAmerican Spirit Honor Medal
|Date of birth||June 17, 1932|
|Place of birth||New Martinsville, West Virginia|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
Along with six other members of a the House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on defense, which controls Pentagon spending, Murtha fell under scrutiny by ethics investigators in fall 2009. Two separate ethics offices are examining the seven lawmakers who helped steer federal funds to clients of the PMA Group. The lawmakers under scrutiny, Murtha, Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) , Bill Young (R-Fla.) and Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), also received campaign contributions from the firm and its clients.