Party first for Murphy

Stephanie Murphy is out touting the passage of her amendment in the Increasing Opportunity through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act (H.R. 2824), which would make sense if it wasn’t for the fact that Murphy voted AGAINST the bill (therefore, her own amendment) for the sake of party politics.

Murphy went so far as to speak on the House floor on her “bipartisan” amendment, but when it was time to put words to action, Murphy came up short and succumbed to Democratic party pressure.

So much for that “bipartisan” attempt.

Florida Politics has more on the hypocrisy…

Stephanie Murphy touts bill that she voted against
Florida Politics
Scott Powers
September 28, 2017

Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park proudly pushed through a bill amendment that ensured families in Puerto Rico are treated equally under the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program, and after the full bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, she touted it with a tweet, “House just passed my amdt.”

One complication: Murphy voted against the actual bill she heralded, House Resolution 2824, as did almost all Democrats.

When the House considered and adopted her proposed amendment, Murphy expressed victory in getting her amendment into the “Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act,” to right one of the inequities faced by Americans in Puerto Rico.

Then later on Tuesday, a couple of hours after the entire bill was approved by the House, Murphy tweeted, “House just passed my amdt ensuring families in #PuertoRico receive equal support under a fed prgrm to help families.” Her tweet was greeted by congratulatory and thankful retweets from a number of people.

Yet she and 188 other Democrats had just found themselves on the losing side of the 214-209 vote that approved HR 2824. Only two Democrats voted yes, and neither was Murphy nor Velázquez.