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Representative Patrick Murphy

Financial Services; Permanent Select on Intelligence
Congressional Everglades Caucus

“I was raised on the beaches of South Florida and the protection of our natural resources is critically important to me. Good environmental policy isn’t just morally correct – it’s good business for America, and especially good for Florida. It preserves the economy, creates jobs, and protects Florida’s fragile ecosystems and tourism industry.”


Leadership: Representative Murphy grew up in South Florida, fostering his appreciation for clean beaches and healthy coastal communities. Following the Deepwater Horizon oil calamity, Representative Murphy spent six months removing oil with Coastal Environmental Services and is well-versed in the environmental clean ups that are often so important in Florida. He is committed to not only preventing future oil disasters, but also protecting the Florida Everglades, preventing nutrient runoff on the Treasure Coast, and working with Congress to ensure energy independence.

Representative Murphy sponsored:

  • H.R. 230 (To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to authorize the Central Everglades Planning Project, Florida)
  • H.R. 2956 (End Welfare for Big Oil Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 5631 (To authorize the Central Everglades Planning Project, Florida, and for other purposes)

Representative Murphy cosponsored:

  • H.R. 239 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 936 (Marine Disease Emergency Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund)
  • H.R. 2553 (Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2630 (Preserving Florida’s Coastal Communities Act)
  • H.R. 530 (Government Waste Reduction Act of 2013): To establish the Independent Government Waste Reduction Board
  • H.R. 913 (Everglades for the Next Generation Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 996 (Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2013)