Gregory Murphy, Representative for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District (2024)

Elections must be decided by counting votes

Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes.President Trump, his advisors and associates, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020presidential election decided by themselves rather than by voters. Their attemptsto suppress state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courtsand by using lies and fraudulent documents was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.

Murphy wasamong the Republican legislatorswho participated in the attempted coup.Shortly after the election, Murphy joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election. In the case, Republicans proffered lies and a novel legal theory which the Supreme Court rejected.(Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.)Murphy was also a part of a coordinated campaign with the Trump Administration to pressure state legislators to reverse their own certifications of election results and declare a winner without regard to vote totals.On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Murphy voted to omit Arizona and/or Pennsylvania from the counting of presidential electors,which could have altered the outcome of the election in Trump’s favor.

In 2023, Trump associates and top advisors pleaded guilty tosubmitting a fraudulent slate of electors to Congress from Georgia,making false statements about purported widespread fraud in the election,and tampering with voting machines after the election,admitted in civil court to posing as fake electors in Wisconsin,and were convicted ofcontempt of Congress for withholding documents during its investigation andassaulting police officers at the Capitol.Trump associates and top advisors are also facing charges forsubmitting fraudulent slates of electors to Congress (in Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, and Wisconsin)and Trump himself faces criminal charges forcoordinating the fraudulent slates of electors and other aspects of this coup.He was also convicted in 2024 of falsifying business records to cover up acts that he believed might have hurt him in the 2016 election.The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol,led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groupsone member of which was convicted of sedition,attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.


Murphy proposed $236 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $230 million to MCAS Cherry Point for “F-35 Sustainment Center (P-993)”
  • $5 million to Ryan Davenport for “Federal Channel from Back Sound to Lookout Bight”
  • $500,000 to Representative Keith Kidwell, (NC-79) for “The official U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Name is Manteo (Shallowbag) Bay.”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law.Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district.All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year.Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Murphy is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below.Each dot is a member of the House of Representativespositioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Murphy has sponsored and cosponsoredfrom Jan 3, 2019 to Jul 5, 2024.See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Gregory Murphy sits on the following committees:

  • House Committee on House Administration


  • House Committee on Veterans' Affairs


  • House Committee on Ways and Means

    Health, Tradesubcommittees

  • Joint Committee on Printing

Enacted Legislation

Murphy was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

  • H.R. 5377: To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and modify certain authorities and requirements relating to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4233 (117th): Student Veterans Counseling Centers Eligibility Act
  • H.R. 5037 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3703 North Main Street in Farmville, North Carolina, as the “Walter B. Jones, Jr. Post …

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Does 3 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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (25%)Armed Forces and National Security (21%)Education (20%)Taxation (11%)Government Operations and Politics (7%)Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)Law (5%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Murphy recently introduced the following legislation:

  • H.R. 8637: To make protection against damage and loss resulting from the erosion and undermining …
  • H.R. 8545: To amend the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 to make technical corrections.
  • H.R. 8235: Rural Physician Workforce Preservation Act
  • H.R. 8154: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend telehealth services …
  • H.R. 7979: End China’s De Minimis Abuse Act
  • H.R. 8007: Disaster Tax Lookback Parity Act of 2024
  • H.R. 7780: Safeguarding Investment Options for Retirement Act

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Murphy voted Yea

H.R. 6572: Deploying American Blockchains Act of 2023

Passed 334/79 on May 15, 2024.

Murphy voted Yea

H.Res. 1160: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8034) making emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the situation in …

Passed 316/94 on Apr 19, 2024.

Murphy voted Nay

H.Con.Res. 30: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove all United States Armed …

Failed 102/321 on Apr 27, 2023.

Murphy voted Nay

S. 5087 (117th): A bill to amend the Not Invisible Act of 2019 to extend, and provide additional support for, …

Passed 374/44 on Dec 22, 2022.

Murphy voted Nay

S. 4104 (117th): Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

Passed 360/55 on Dec 22, 2022.

Murphy voted Nay

H.R. 7321: Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act

Passed 374/52 on Sep 29, 2022.

Murphy voted Yea

H.R. 7900: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

Passed 329/101 on Jul 14, 2022.

Murphy voted Nay

H.J.Res. 107: Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021

Passed 320/60 on Dec 18, 2020.

Murphy voted Nay

H.R. 8900: Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021, and Other Extensions Act

Passed 343/67 on Dec 9, 2020.

Murphy voted Nay

H.R. 4031: GLRI Act of 2019

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Murphy voted Nay

H.R. 2398: Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020

Passed 362/31 on Jan 13, 2020.

Murphy voted Nay

H.Res. 546: Disapproving the Russian Federation’s inclusion in future Group of Seven summits until it respects the territorial integrity of …

Passed 339/71 on Dec 3, 2019.

Missed Votes

From Sep 2019 to Jul 2024, Murphy missed 203 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 8.2%.This ismuch worse thanthe median of 2.1%among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Gregory Murphy, Representative for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District (2024)


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