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Tim Murphy
Class of 1974
Congressman, 18th District of Pennsylvania
United States House of Representatives

In January 2009 Congressman Tim Murphy began serving his fourth term in Congress representing the 18th District of Pennsylvania, encompassing the South Hills of Pittsburgh and portions of Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Congressman Murphy relies on his three decades as a child psychologist to advocate for meaningful reforms in the U.S. healthcare system. As one of only a handful of members of Congress with a background in healthcare, He is co-chair of the 21st Century Healthcare Caucus, Mental Health Caucus, GOP Doctor’s Caucus and Men’s Health Caucus, giving him a platform to educate other members of Congress and the public on ways to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for all families.

Representing Southwestern Pennsylvania, a world leader in the research, development, and transmission of energy, Congressman Murphy serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He sits on two subcommittees: Health and Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. Congressman Murphy also founded the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus to educate and formulate policies focused on the environmentally friendly, responsible production of natural gas to help meet the country’s energy needs. He also has been appointed vice-chair of the Congressional Steel Caucus.

Before coming to Congress, Congressman Murphy served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1997-2002. There he penned the state’s historic Patient Bill of Rights and increased funding for medical research, while consistently supporting responsible fiscal management of government to promote job creation and reduce the tax burden on families.

Congressman Murphy also serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps, working with wounded warriors with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He and his wife Nan ‘73 reside in Upper St. Clair.


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