Thursday, April 11, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy invites students and families to attend the annual Academy Information Day.
Students and families in the 18th Congressional district are invited to attend U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's annual Academy Information Day at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Chartiers Valley High School. Each year, Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) nominates up to 10 outstanding high school students for open student slots at the nation's four military service academies: the United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy. Students interested in attending one of the academies must receive a congressional appointment. The competitive process is open to students who display exemplary academic achievement and commitment to serving the community. Representatives from …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Murphy calls it his next step of his congressional examination of federal mental health programs and policies, following last year's tragedy in Newtown, CT.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) will host two community forums in Mt. Lebanon and Washington, PA next week. The events, entitled "After Newtown: A Community Conversation on Violence and Severe Mental Illness,” will bring together parents, stakeholders, providers, and all interested residents in the community for a discussion on how mental health policies impact families and particularly children. The forums will explore issues related to school safety; early detection of mental illness; how the treatment for the severely mentally ill has changed over time; the programs and treatments currently being offered in hospitals, health centers, schools, and through the criminal justice system; and the barriers parents face when seeking …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Congressional lines were redrawn in January.
U.S. congressmen and women are elected to public office by residents of the districts that they represent. But those districts' shapes and residents can change, as they did on Jan. 3, this year, in accordance with shifting demographics. The U.S. House's District 18 of Pennsylvania, for example, which is represented by Republican Tim Murphy, once included all or parts of several municipalities that it no longer encompasses. Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township, Brentwood Borough, Crafton Borough, Dormont Borough, Green Tree Borough and Wilkins Township are examples of those. But each of those municipalities are now part of Democrat Mike Doyle's 14th District, meaning that some residents are being represented by a member of an entirely …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
World War II Veteran Private First Class Wayne Alderson, who recently died, was recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, on Tuesday gave a statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing Private First Class Wayne Alderson of Canonsburg. The WWII hero died on Feb. 22. At 86, he had been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart for his courageous actions during the Rhineland campaign of 1945. Watch Murphy’s full remarks in honor of Alderson in the above video.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Open Secrets has published a list of recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions that also includes outgoing U.S. Reps. Mark Critz of Johnstown and Jason Altmire of McCandless, both Democrats.
U.S. Reps Tom Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), Mark Critz (D-Johnstown), Jason Altmire (D-McCandless) and Mike Kelly (R-Butler) of Pennsylvania accepted thousands in 2012 campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The NRA doled out more than $750,000 in campaign contributions in 2012, according to the center, a research organization that tracks money in politics and how it affects elections and policies and shares the information on OpenSecrets.org. The center obtained its data from the Federal Election Commission. Fifteen members of Congress from Pennsylvania accepted contributions from the NRA during their 2012 bids for office, according to the center's list. Three of the top…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Murphy, who previously was a child psychologist before being elected to Congress in 2002, shares 10 suggestions to help adults reassure and comfort children during this difficult and confusing time.
U.S. Rep. Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, released the following statement on the violent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Murphy previously was a child psychologist before being elected to Congress in 2002. "(Friday's) senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School leaves us all shocked. We don’t have words to explain our grief, and we cannot begin to understand what would cause an individual to inflict this kind of pain on fellow human beings, let alone defenseless children. To the grieving families, our deepest condolences go out to you all. For the many teachers, first responders, police officers and emergency personnel who were focused on returning the students to safety, we thank you for putting yourself in …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updates on the 2012 federal and state elections will be posted here throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter, too, with #PatchElections.
The results are starting to come in. Check back frequently during the evening to see updated results as they become available. LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS Check back here all day for live election updates. President Barack Obama has won in Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC and ABC. Also Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Scranton, has won in Pennsylvania, according to multiple sources. His opponent, Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith of Armstrong County, conceded to Casey at 10:30 p.m. Prior to Tuesday's vote, influential Pennsylvania political insiders differed on the key to winning the Keystone State for Obama or Mitt Romney. Influential Pennsylvania political insiders …
Murphy credits his win to knowing the needs of southwestern Pennsylvania.
It's official. U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) will serve a sixth term. Murphy declared victory around 10:15 p.m. against retired state police trooper and current Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, a Democrat. In his victory speech, Murphy credited the win to understanding the needs of southwestern Pennsylvania. He called his team from Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. to join him on the stage and thanked them. Also joining Murphy on stage was his wife, daughter and daughter's fiance. Maggi released this statement following the defeat: "Although we did not get the results we wanted, I am incredibly proud of the campaign I ran. We stuck to the issues, offered a contrast,and educated voters on what Congress is doing on the …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The good news is that ads will end after Tuesday. The bad news is Election Day is still two days away.
As we head into the last few days before the election, the campaign ads seem never ending. But do they influence voters or turn them off? Some people hang on to those ads which agree with their viewpoint but others just seem to be grating if you don't have a similar viewpoint. Many seem to be negative ads against the opponent rather than ones that point out the attributes of the candidate. So, you tell us. Take our poll and if there's a specific commercial that you want to point out, tell us in the comments section.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Upper St. Clair resident is seeking his sixth term.
Name : Tim Murphy Age : 60 Place of residence : Upper St. Clair Bachelors degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, master’s degree from Cleveland State University and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh Job titles held : Psychologist; Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania State Senator Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U.S. Congress Chamber/district: 18 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 2002 Previous elective offices : Pennsylvania State Senator Washington, D.C. Office : 322 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Main District Office: 504 Washington Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Westmoreland District Office: 2040 Frederickson Place Greensburg, PA 15601 Website…