Murphy Should Debate Before Congress Ends Summer Vacation

Economic action can’t wait until after election, Fitzpatrick says

LANGHORNE, Pa-Today, Mike Fitzpatrick renewed his call on Patrick Murphy to debate before Congress ends its summer vacation in September.

“Given the fact that additional jobs have been lost during this so called summer of recovery, Congressman Murphy needs to tell us precisely what his plan is to get the economy moving and spur job growth when Congress returns from vacation next month.

“Last week Congressman Murphy told us that he’s been communicating with Nancy Pelosi about the economy, but he needs to talk to the residents of the Eighth Congressional District.  Congress will only work for a few weeks before the election, we need to know what Congressman Murphy plans to do when he returns to Washington.”

On May 18th, the day of the Primary Election, Mike Fitzpatrick called on Patrick Murphy to agree to hold weekly debates.  On August 11th, Fitzpatrick delivered a letter to Murphy again requesting debates before Congress ends its summer vacation.  “Congressman Murphy never responded to either of these requests,” according to Fitzpatrick Campaign Manager Kyle Whatley, “in the meantime Pennsylvania has lost thousands of additional jobs, and we still don’t know what Murphy’s plan is.”

Congress is scheduled to end its summer vacation on September 10th.  They then plan to adjourn on October 8th.[1]  “Given the short amount of time Congress plans to work this fall, Congressman Murphy needs to tell us what action will be taken to create jobs.  If he provides a date and time, I will be there.  If Congressman Murphy can find time to share his thoughts with Nancy Pelosi, surely he can find a few hours to talk to his constituents,” Fitzpatrick said.

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