Pat Murphy is serving his 12th term in the Iowa House of Representatives. He serves on the Appropriations, Labor and Transportation committees. Throughout his term in the House, he has worked on numerous issues related to human services, health care, and appropriations. As House Speaker he has championed a number of Democratic priorities including raising the [...]
On March 11, 2011, after three days of debate, House Republicans passed a bill that ends collective bargaining in the state of Iowa. Representative Pat Murphy of Dubuque spoke against this bill and stressed the importance of open and honest legislation. Click here to view the full video clip.
Listen Here: Speaker Pat Murphy – 2009 Opening Day Remarks We could not foresee the national recession that has been occurring and that we are currently in, and we could not have seen the national disasters that affected Iowa this past summer. Iowa had record flooding in certain parts of the state. We had tornadoes that [...]
The 83rd General Assembly opened the 2009 legislative session at the State Capitol today with a focus on helping Iowans recover from the natural disasters last summer and the difficult economic times. “Thousands of Iowans are still struggling from last summer’s devastating floods and tornadoes that caused billions of dollars in damages. Our top priority this [...]
Opening remarks from Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy of Dubuque: Since I have mentioned this person by name during the past two sessions, and before I welcome you all back today, the first thing I would like to say is welcome back to a member who has served our country abroad for the last two years. [...]