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  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Accepts U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award
    September 18, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    As prepared for delivery Thank you so much for having me here today. And thank you to those of you in this room who create jobs. You are the reason the American Dream is alive – giving people the opportunity to work hard, get ahead, and provide for their families. To me, that is the true spirit of enterprise, and our community is grateful. I am incredibly honored to receive this award. I like to joke that this is certainly not a participation trophy; you have to earn it. So, I thank the U.S. Chamber... Read more

  • SPEECH: Floor Statement In Support of Her Wounded Warrior Program Amendment to the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill
    September 13, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: Since coming to Congress, I have made it a priority to ensure that our men and women in uniform are prepared for success once their military service ends. The members of our armed forces serve and sacrifice for this nation.  We have a moral obligation to help them thrive when they transition to the civilian world. That’s why I’m so pleased the final version of this bill includes the bipartisan amendment I co-authored to increase funding for the Wounded Warrior Program. This initiative... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
    September 11, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Good morning.  My name is Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy.   I’m so honored and humbled to be in your presence.   Thank you for being here.   And thank you for everything you have done to defend this land we love. In a few moments, I will present the Vietnam veterans in attendance—or their surviving family members—with a special pin to recognize your service and sacrifice. It’s fitting that we are holding this ceremony on the 17 th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement in Support of Her Amendment to Help Student Borrowers
    September 5, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I yield myself as much time as I may consume. I rise in support of my amendment to H.R. 1635, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act. This amendment would ensure that student borrowers who are considering whether to transfer to another academic institution are provided with the guidance necessary to make fully-informed decisions related to their student loan debt and academic credit transfers. Currently, students who take out federal loans to finance... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, 2018 Convocation, William & Mary
    August 29, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    President Rowe, Provost Halleran, members of the Board of Visitors, faculty and staff, and—most importantly—members of the freshman class, transfer students, and first-year graduate students:   I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, and I’m so happy and honored to be here.   Welcome to Williamsburg.  Welcome to your new home and to your new tribe. Let me start by saying that I know how hard you worked to get here. You spent long hours studying, reading, and learning—all while resisting... Read more

  • STATEMENT: Murphy Issues Statement Regarding H. Con. Res. 119
    July 20, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy issues the following statement regarding H. Con. Res. 119: "Climate change is a serious threat to our planet, our security, our economy, and our way of life in Florida. That is why I have fought against numerous Republican efforts to undermine key environmental protections, and why I believe we need a comprehensive approach to fight climate change. I voted for H. Con. Res. 119 because it presented a carbon tax that did not protect working families struggling... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement in Support of Her Amendment to Increase Funding for SBA’s Women’s Business Centers and Veterans Outreach Initiatives
    July 18, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  I yield myself as much time as I may consume.     I rise in support of this bipartisan amendment, which I am proud to co-lead with Congressman Knight of California, Congressman Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, and Congressman Bacon of Nebraska.     This amendment would provide additional support for two important and successful initiatives overseen by the U.S. Small Business Administration.     First, it would increase funding... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement in Support of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019
    July 12, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: I support this bill because it supports the quiet heroes in our intelligence community.  They don’t seek public praise; in fact, they shun it.  While others enjoy the limelight, they work in the shadows. Section 1511 is a version of legislation I wrote called the POISE Act.  I filed it after the President disclosed highly-sensitive information to Russian officials at a White House meeting.  This information had been entrusted to the U.S. by a key ally. Section 1511,... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement in Support of Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018
    June 27, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: I rise to express my support for bipartisan legislation to begin Puerto Rico’s transition to statehood. There are over three million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico, and over five million individuals of Puerto Rican heritage in the states.   My central Florida district is home to more Puerto Ricans than nearly any other district in the country. I care deeply about Puerto Rico because my constituents care deeply about Puerto Rico.   But every Member of Congress should care because... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement on Her Amendment to Strengthen the DoD Counter-Drug Program
    June 27, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman.   I yield myself as much time as I may consume. I rise in support of this bipartisan amendment, which I am proud to co-lead with Congressman Barr of Kentucky, Congresswoman Sinema of Arizona, and Congressman Biggs of Arizona.  This amendment would increase funding for the National Guard counter-drug program by $3 million dollars, and reduce funding for the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide account by a corresponding amount. If the amendment is adopted, the... Read more

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