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Tailor transitions so all can see vets’ skills

Patrick Murphy writes about the economic benefits of helping veterans smoothly transition into the workforce.

By Patrick Murphy | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Unsung Heroes of the Marriage Equality Movement

Patrick Murphy recognizes some of the many people who have been integral to the success of the marriage-equality movement.

By Patrick Murphy | Monday, July 1, 2013

Why Senator Gillibrand is right about military sexual assault

By taking sexual assault cases out of the chain of command and handing them to an independent, unbiased military prosecutor, we can curb the rising rates of sexual assault and simultaneously restore faith in the military criminal justice system.

By Patrick Murphy | Monday, June 17, 2013

Military families have no better ally than Tom Perez

If lawmakers are serious about supporting our troops and military families, they will swiftly confirm Tom Perez to lead the Department of Labor. Our military men and women could have no better ally.

By Patrick Murphy | Sunday, May 26, 2013

How to get an F from the NRA

The NRA lobby isn’t actually interested in protecting the rights of the many Americans who own a weapon to protect their homes and their loved ones. It has chosen to pursue an extreme agenda that’s radically out of touch with the views of most Americans, most gun owners, and even most of its members.

By Patrick Murphy | Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ending DOMA will mean equal rights for all members of our military

Patrick Murphy describes how the Supreme Court must make sure service members receive the same rights that they risk their lives to protect and defend.

By Patrick Murphy | Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Once an Iraqi refugee, ‘Princess Alyaa’ now a US citizen

Patrick Murphy describes the plight of Iraqi native Alyaa Abood, and write that the United States has a moral obligation to stand with those who risked so much to support our troops.

By Patrick Murphy | Sunday, March 24, 2013

A soldier reflects: Those who had the least to lose sent us to war

Patrick Murphy reflects on his experiences in the war in Iraq.

By Patrick Murphy | Monday, March 18, 2013

How DOMA hurts our military families

Patrick Murphy explains how the Supreme Court owes it to Ben Schock and Matthew Phelps to recognize their marriage for exactly what it is, and should strike down DOMA as well.

By Patrick Murphy | Tuesday, March 5, 2013

President Obama’s Commitment to Veterans Must Remain a Second-Term Priority

Obama and troopsTaking care of our veterans and military families, particularly those who have carried the burdens of a decade of war, is a moral imperative.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Patrick Murphy | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. Building upon his congressional career, Murphy will continue to focus on enhancing our national security and supporting military families, making government more efficient for the American taxpayer, and leveling the playing field of gay and transgender Americans and their families. A former U.S. Congressman and decorated […]

Wednesday, November 7, 2012