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Stephanie Murphy Will Head Blue Dog Coalition
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Stephanie Murphy Will Head Blue Dog Coalition

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Democrats have been heavily criticized in recent years for politically moving farther left.

As criticism continues to heighten, sophomore congresswoman Stephanie Murphy has just been unanimously chosen to head the Blue Dog Coalition, which is a caucus of congressional Democrats that are trying to reclaim the center again.

The coalition’s mission “is to find commonsense, bipartisan solutions that will get our country’s fiscal house in order to ensure a strong national defense.”

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Congresswoman Murphy made the announcement this week. She is the first woman of color to head the coalition that was created in 1994 after Democrats lost the House for the first time in 40 years.

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Commenting on the position, Murphy detailed that “I’m proud to help lead this hardworking group of principled, pragmatic Democrats who will develop solutions that move this country forward. In this new era of divided government, we Democrats must introduce bold ideas and fight for our shared values, and we must also seek bipartisan cooperation that keeps our government functioning and improves the lives of our constituents; the alternative is a partisan stalemate that brings our country to a halt. The Blue Dog Coalition remains focused on bipartisan cooperation, fiscal responsibility, and national security, and we look forward to being active and constructive partners in the 116th Congress.”

In addition, the leadership team assisting Murphy includes Democratic Representative Tom O’Halleran from Arizona who will focus on policy and Democratic Representative Lou Correa from California who will handle communications. Two dozen other members also make up her team.

U.S. Representative Charlie Crist is also a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, and seven new members of the group represent districts that President Trump won in the 2016 Presidential election.

Murphy also claims membership of another centrist group, the Problem Solvers Caucus, which has pledged to withhold their votes for House Speaker unless the House makes several changes. An important change would be making it easier for bipartisan bills to receive votes on the House floor.

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Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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