It’s a small fish — literally — in the federal government’s ocean of red ink.
But eliminating a catfish inspection program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is one “baby step” toward reducing the deficit and improving cooperation between Democrats and Republicans in Washington, says freshman U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter.
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Reps. Murphy, Joyce in West Palm
Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, and Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, both freshmen and co-sponsors of a bill to trim $200 billion in spending over 10 years, will appear Friday at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch at the Kravis Center at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The event was nearly sold out Thursday, but a few ticket may be available at the event for $60 cash or check. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.