Because Wuterich has failed to meet even this minimal pleading burdenCourt blocks Marine's suit against Murtha Apr 14, 2009
Our office has a working relationship with most companies in our districtFeds tight-lipped on raid of Murtha-linked contractor Jan 26, 2009
They say 'we're willing to compromise' and then we don't get any compromiseRice: Don't tie U.S. hands Apr 29, 2007
The president does not have legal authority to go into IranHadley: Iran, Syria in Iraq 'unacceptable' Jan 14, 2007
Nobody has done more for the troops than I haveGroup that attacked Kerry takes on Murtha Aug 01, 2006
John Patrick "Jack" Murtha, Jr. (pronounced /ˈmɜrθə/; June 17, 1932 – February 8, 2010) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Murtha, a Democrat, represented Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1974 until his death in 2010. The district stretches southwest from Johnstown, the largest city in the district and Murtha's hometown.
A former Marine Corps officer, Murtha was the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. A member of the Pennsylvania House from 1969 to 1974, in 1974 he narrowly won the special election held to choose the successor to the incumbent, who died in office. In the first decade of the 21st century, Murtha has been best known for his calls for a withdrawal of American forces in Iraq, as well as questions about his ethics.
In 2006, after the Democrats won control of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections he made a failed bid to be elected House Majority Leader during the 110th Congress (2007–2009) with the open support of the new House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. He lost to Steny Hoyer of Maryland. After this defeat, Murtha became chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. He had previously chaired this subcommittee from 1989 to 1995 and served as its ranking Democrat from 1995 to 2007.