The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) recently released their ratings for the 85th Legislature and Rep. Jim Murphy was awarded with the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Award for Conservative Achievement with an overall rating of 88%.
The ACUF has reviewed each piece of legislation voted on in both the Senate and House of Representatives to produce average scores for each chamber as well as individual scores for each sitting member.
Rep. Jim Murphy and his fellow Texas legislators took pen to paper on various issues during the 2017 legislative session including sanctuary cities, concealed carry license fees, religious freedom, funding for charter schools, and telemedicine. In one or both chambers, they voted to:
– Prohibit local jurisdictions from adopting policies that limit immigration enforcement;
– Dramatically lower the fee for concealed carry licenses from $140 to $40;
– Protect the right of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children in circumstances that conflict with their religious beliefs;
– Increase the cap on bonds that fund public charter schools from $1 billion to $4 billion; and
– Allow patients to receive prescriptions from doctors by electronic means.
“Texas State legislators have always reliably defended the rights of Texans and worked to find solutions that promote freedom and the 2017 session was no exception,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “It is encouraging that Texas remains a place where residents thrive and whose successes stand as a bulwark against the liberal mismanagement that imperils so many other state governments.”
“I am proud of this award and proud of my voting record in the Texas House,” said Rep. Murphy. “I look forward to continuing to represent my constituents and upholding the values that have made Texas such a special place to live.”