Discussion with Rep. Patrick Murphy and Rep. David Jolly

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Venue:FIU MMC | GC 243


Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve the Crisis
With Former Congressman David Jolly and Patrick Murphy

In light of today’s hyper-partisan world of politics, entrenched gridlock in Washington and endless tense exchanges on cable news networks, should Americans believe that we can in fact find common ground on the most pressing issues we face as a nation?

Former Members of Congress David Jolly (Republican) and Patrick Murphy (Democrat) have set out on a tour of Florida to shine a light on the inside reasons why Washington has fallen into stalemate and dysfunction. They will discuss opportunities for bipartisanship leadership, how to build political consensus and to demonstrate that even in times of disagreement on solutions to our country’s most divisive issues, those disagreements need not divide us as a people.

Congressman David Jolly served in the U.S House of Representatives from 2014 - 2017, representing Florida’s 13th Congressional District, including the communities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and the surrounding beaches. A student of the institution, Jolly has held virtually every position in the House of Representatives, from intern to Member of Congress. Jolly considers himself a modern-day Bull Moose Republican, but unafraid of fighting for sweeping solutions on topics such as equality, the environment and immigration.

Congressman Patrick Murphy represented Florida’s 18th District, covering the Treasure Coast and northern Palm Beach County, from 2013 until 2017. His key accomplishments in office include helping secure nearly $2 billion in Everglades restoration funding and introducing the SAVE Act to eliminate billions in wasteful government spending. One of the first millennials elected to Congress, he formed the bipartisan United Solutions Caucus, bringing members of both parties together to explore ways to get the nation’s fiscal house in order.

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