Florida's 18th District (FL - 18)
Updated: Oct 21, 2014
Patrick Murphy has established himself as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress during his first term, and was recently ranked to have one of the top 5% most independent voting records in the entire House. Patrick has taken a strong stand against Congressional perks, sponsoring No Budget, No Pay legislation and rejecting pay raises and a healthcare subsidy.
Patrick Murphy has been a watchdog with the nation's finances, authoring legislation to cut $330 billion in wasteful government spending. He also voted for a bill that would force the President to produce a balanced budget within 10 years, and has led the charge to reduce government red tape on small businesses. As a CPA, he knows reducing our deficit and bringing the debt is the only way to grow our economy and create jobs.Background »