Saying they are “committed to a new era in Congress where bipartisan solutions are the norm,” newly elected U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, and 31 other freshmen from both parties joined Thursday to endorse a bipartisan statement of principles on reducing the deficit.
Murphy and Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., organized the group, which includes 21 Republicans and 11 Democrats. Other Florida House freshmen in the group include Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia and Republican Reps. Ted Yoho and Trey Radel.
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