In light of the sacrifice faced by furloughed federal workers – and public cynicism toward
Murphy, a Democrat who moved from
Murphy plans to devote 5 percent of his paycheck each month to a different charity serving the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches. His first contribution will go to the family of Sgt. Gary Morales, a 12-year veteran of the
"Sequestration's indiscriminate cuts are causing furloughs and job losses as well as cutting funding to many important programs in our communities, yet the salaries of members of Congress have not been affected," Murphy said.