MURPHY VOTES WITH REPUBLICANS TO DEMAND BALANCED BUDGET
JOINS DEMOCRATS TO DEMAND BALANCED APPROACH
Today, Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) voted with a Republican majority in support of H.R. 444, the Require a PLAN Act, which requires the President to submit a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014 or to include in his budget proposal an estimate of what year the budget will be balanced. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 253-167 with the support of 227 Republicans and 26 Democrats. Although not included in the final package passed by the House, Rep. Murphy also voted in support of a Democratic amendment to H.R. 444 that would require a balanced budget to take a balanced, bipartisan approach to deficit reduction that protects the middle class and seniors.