|Rep. Murphy discussed with community members
ways to help the local environment that
has been plagued by pollution.
One of the first things I did after arriving in Washington was organize a bipartisan group of freshmen members called the United Solutions Caucus, dedicated to finding bipartisan solutions to address our nation’s fiscal issues. I am also proud to lead several other bipartisan groups and efforts dedicated to building trust across the aisle. These groups are focused on working together to stop the trend of governing by crisis, and instead, finding middle ground to move forward on many important issues facing our nation.
Through these groups, we have built trust and relationships that have allowed us to make some progress. Together with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I introduced two bipartisan SAVE Acts to root out $230 billion in wasteful and duplicative government spending. As an extension of the SAVE Act, I proposed and won passage of five amendments that would cut billions of dollars in wasteful spending.
At the same time, I have found that the biggest impact can be made on local issues. To that end, it was an honor to host an historic bipartisan Congressional briefing on issues affecting our local waterways, bringing national attention to the issue of toxic waters that have been plaguing the Treasure Coast for far too long.
Additionally, I am proud to have helped constituents receive over $530,000 in refunds and retroactive earned benefits owed to them. (Click here to find out more about how our offices can help you with federal agency matters
Being able to make a real difference for others is the most rewarding part of my job. In 2014, I will continue to work with any Member and support any idea that builds a better and brighter future for the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast and for our country.