Tim Murphy

Former Senator from the 37th District at Pennsylvania State Senate

Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy

Former Senator from the 37th District at Pennsylvania State Senate

Biography

In January 2011 Congressman Tim Murphy began serving his fifth 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 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, Tim quickly established himself as a leader on the issue. He is Co-chair of the Mental Health Caucus and GOP Doctors 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 is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment and Economy. He sits on two additional subcommittees: Health and Oversight and Investigations. 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. Representative Murphy has also been appointed the Chair of the Congressional Steel Caucus. In June 2011, Congressman Murphy was appointed to the Speaker’s Select Task Force on Cybersecurity, which was tasked with making recommendations on cybersecurity authorities, information-sharing and public-private partnerships, critical infrastructure, and domestic legal frameworks.

Legislation accomplishments include authoring the Seniors Access to Mental Health Act, which ended the discriminatory practice of charging higher co-pays to seniors on Medicare seeking mental healthcare. The legislation became federal law as part of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act on July 15, 2008.

He also introduced the Mental Health Security for American Families in Education Act and passed legislation into law to get college students suffering from depression or other mental illnesses the help they need before tragedy strikes.

Congressman Murphy also introduced the Pipeline Safety Emergency Notification Act, better known as “Marc and Chelsea’s Law,” which has improved community emergency notification procedures when a gas pipeline is ruptured.

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 now reside in Upper St. Clair with their daughter, Bevin. They attend St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in Bethel Park.

He earned a bachelors degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, a master’s degree from Cleveland State University, and his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Upper Saint Clair, PA

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Birthday

09/11/1952 - Cleves,OH,US

Age

67

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

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Partner-in-Charge, Global Community Service Initiatives, Jones Day, Pittsburgh at Allegheny Conference on Community Development

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Vice Chairman at Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

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Vice Chairman at Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

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Vice Chairman at Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

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Senator from 43rd District at Pennsylvania State Senate

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President at Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Allegheny Conference on Community Development

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Secretary & Director at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

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President & Treasurer at Super Bakery, Inc.

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Tim Murphy
Former Senator from the 37th District at Pennsylvania State Senate
Education
B.S.
Class of 1997

Wheeling Jesuit University (then Wheeling College) was founded in partnership between the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the Society of Jesus of the Maryland Province in 1954. Wheeling Jesuit, the youngest of the nation's 28 Jesuit institutions, incorporated as Wheeling College on Sept. 25, 1954. Workers laid the cornerstone for Donahue Hall on Nov. 21, 1954. The College, staffed by 12 Jesuits and four lay professors, opened its doors to the first class of 90 freshmen on Sept. 26, 1955. Formal dedication ceremonies for Wheeling College were held on October 23, 1955 with more than 2,000 people in attendance. Archbishop John J. Swint turned over the deed to all college properties and buildings to the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus on February 11, 1957. Wheeling Jesuit University is the only Catholic institution of higher learning in West Virginia, and has a special educational focus to seek and find God in all, in chapel and classroom, in liturgy and laboratory.

Ph.D.
Class of 1979

The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in the arts and sciences as well as professional fields. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America

M.S.
Class of 1976

Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, provides diverse academic and professional opportunities and one of the most enticing scholarship programs a school could offer. More than 200 academic programs exist at Cleveland State and include the liberal arts, sciences, humanities and professional fields. Cleveland State is home to the Marshall College of Law and also has numerous pre-professional programs primarily designed for those who wish to go into medical fields after graduating. Students at Cleveland State may also benefit from the school’s professional opportunities and urban location by applying for a local internship related to their major. Cleveland State’s more than 200 student clubs and organizations also span the complete range of creative, cultural, religious, recreational and other types of activities. Cleveland State students usually don’t need to worry about money either. First of all, Cleveland State has one of the most affordable tuition rates in Ohio. Also, eligible entering freshmen that excelled in high school and on the SAT will automatically receive a scholarship that covers a substantial part of their tuition. Other sources of financial aid may be applied for as well, including federal grants and loans as well as Cleveland State University grants. General undergraduate admissions requirements include a minimum grade point average of 2.3. Individual departments, such as the Engineering Division, the Education and Human Services Division and the Music Department have additional requirements. Those applying for Music, for example, will need to audition while those in Engineering are required to have a higher grade point average than those in other departments.

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Chair
Prior - 2017

The Congressional Steel Caucus is a caucus of the United States Congress. Founded in the early 1970s by Representatives John Murtha (D-PA) and Ralph Regula (R-OH), this bi-partisan coalition promotes the health and stability of the domestic steel industry, as well as the interests of its workforce. The House Steel Caucus is extremely active on Capitol Hill, frequently holding policy-forums, media briefings, and hearings regarding issues affecting domestic steel producers and their downstream counterparts.

Member
Prior - 2017
Career History
Senator from the 37th District
1997 - 2003
Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Service Corps
Prior

The United States Navy Reserve (USNR), known as the United States Naval Reserve from 1915 to 2005, is the Reserve Component (RC) of the United States Navy. Members of the Navy Reserve, called Reservists, are enrolled in the Selected Reserve (SELRES), the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), the Full Time Support (FTS), or the Retired Reserve program.

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