Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Christopher Murphy

Sen. Christopher Murphy

Democrat, Connecticut
Office 202-224-4041 | @senmurphyoffice | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

51

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Murphy represents a state with a child poverty rate of 14.1 percent. 6 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 15.5 percent are food insecure, and 2.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Murphy has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 5 bills and cosponsored 46 bills to help children. Sen. Murphy has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Murphy has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1119 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.1172 the Keep Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1261 the Choose Medicare Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1462 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1524 the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1779 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1791 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1795 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1844 the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1908 the Summer Meals Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1920 the Long-Term Unemployment Elimination Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1924 the Jaime’s Law.

  • co-sponsored S.193 the Ethan’s Law.

  • co-sponsored S.2097 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.


  • co-sponsored S.2499 the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2501 the Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2548 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.266 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3065 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.320 the SECURE Firearm Storage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3256 the Schedules That Work Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3489 the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3640 the CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3685 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3690 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.


  • co-sponsored S.3874 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4068 the Background Check Completion Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4083 the Rebuilding Main Street Act of 2020.


  • co-sponsored S.4112 the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act.


  • co-sponsored S.4263 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.


  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.489 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored S.506 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.568 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.662 the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2019.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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