|Full Name:||Patrick J. Murphy|
|Family:||Wife: Jennifer; 2 Children: Maggie, Jack|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, PA|
|Home City:||Bristol, PA|
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|Date||Bill No.||Bill Title||Outcome||Vote|
|Dec. 15, 2010||HR 2965||Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act||Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(250 - 175)
|May 28, 2010||HR 5136||2010-2011 Defense Appropriation Authorizations||Bill Passed - House
(229 - 186)
|May 27, 2010||H Amdt 672||Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" After Military Review and Certification||Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 194)
|Oct. 8, 2009||HR 2647||2009-2010 Defense Appropriations||Conference Report Adopted - House
(281 - 146)
|April 29, 2009||HR 1913||Hate Crimes Expansion||Bill Passed - House
(249 - 175)
|Nov. 7, 2007||HR 3685||Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA)||Bill Passed - House
(235 - 184)
|May 3, 2007||HR 1592||Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007||Bill Passed - House
(237 - 180)
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