Rep. Murphy and Bipartisan Group of House Members Meet with President
Murphy uses opportunity to raise issues of importance to central Florida
At the President’s invitation, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla. and a bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives met with President Donald Trump at the White House today. This is the second time that Murphy has met with the President in a small group setting.
During the meeting, Murphy discussed the need for additional federal assistance to help Florida rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Irma; comprehensive tax reform legislation that empowers individuals and small businesses; a transportation infrastructure package that invests in roads, bridges, airports, and public transit; federal legislation to make child care more affordable; and an enduring solution to enable the 800,000 aspiring Americans known as Dreamers to remain in this country.
“Democracy dies when there is no dialogue. No progress is possible on the issues that matter to the American people unless Democrats and Republicans work together. I disagree with the President on a range of domestic and foreign policies, but I will also work with him in an effort to deliver results for Florida. I took this opportunity to urge the President to support Hurricane Irma relief for Florida, to advance bipartisan legislation on tax reform and infrastructure, to reduce the cost of child care for working families, and to protect Dreamers from deportation,” said Murphy, member of the Blue Dog Coalition and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.
Much of Florida, including the two central Florida counties that Murphy represents, was deeply impacted by Hurricane Irma. Millions in the state remain without electricity, homes and business have suffered significant damage, and the state’s infrastructure has been further eroded. During today’s meeting, Murphy urged the President to work with Congress to ensure that Florida has the federal support it needs to recover and rebuild, and the President committed to doing so.
Murphy has successfully worked with members of both parties to advance the interests of central Floridians. For example, her bill to make more loans available to small businesses recently passed the House with unanimous, bipartisan support. In addition, she is the co-author of bipartisan legislation to make child care more affordable for families.