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  • Murphy Testimony as Prepared for Delivery at Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
    March 12, 2019 | Speeches and Statements

    Chairman Kilmer, Vice-Chairman Graves, and Members of the Committee.   Thank you for your service on this important committee and for seeking input from individual members at your first hearing. Consistent with my belief that Congress would function better if Members of Congress—myself included—were less long-winded, I promise to be concise.  I intend to yield back the balance of my time—perhaps the rarest phrase in the congressional lexicon.    I am proud to be a Member of Congress,... Read more

  • Testimony as Prepared for Delivery for the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
    March 12, 2019 | Speeches and Statements

    Chairman Kilmer, Vice-Chairman Graves, and Members of the Committee.   Thank you for your service on this important committee and for seeking input from individual members at your first hearing.   Consistent with my belief that Congress would function better if Members of Congress—myself included—were less long-winded, I promise to be concise.   I intend to yield back the balance of my time—perhaps the rarest phrase in the congressional lexicon.       I am proud... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Keynote Address as Prepared for Delivery, Federation for American Hospitals Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition
    March 4, 2019 | Speeches and Statements

    Good afternoon.  Thank you for the kind introduction.  I’m really honored to be here.    I want to start by thanking Chip, Jeff, and the other members of the Federation’s staff and board of directors for inviting me to speak.    I also want to express my gratitude to all of you in the audience who have dedicated your professional lives to operating hospitals that strive to deliver the best care to patients.    As I know from my own life, a hospital’s work... Read more

  • TRANSCRIPT: Rep. Murphy on U.S.-China Trade Relations at Ways and Means Committee Hearing
    February 27, 2019 | Speeches and Statements

    MURPHY:  Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Ambassador, presumably the goal of Section 301 Tariffs is to cause China enough economic pain to persuade China's leadership to negotiate an enforceable agreement curtailing its abuse of trade practices. And in a previous answer you noted yourself that tariffs are a blunt instrument, not only are they not precision-guided, they can have unintended consequences often for U.S. consumers and small businesses. And I imagine that before you made the unilateral... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, How Young Lives Are Affected by Gun Violence
    February 13, 2019 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you M. Speaker, Newtown. Charleston. San Bernardino. My hometown of Orlando. Vegas. Parkland… Young Americans have grown up associating these cities with pain and tragedy. They’ve only known a Congress that’s been unwilling to address gun violence or be moved even by the senseless murder of innocent children. After car accidents, gun violence is now the second-leading cause of death among young people. This is a staggering statistic and my young constituents know it. They live in fear that... Read more

  • TRANSCRIPT: Murphy on Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs at Ways and Means Committee Hearing
    February 12, 2019 | Speeches and Statements

    Below is a rough transcript from Rep. Murphy's questionin g at a  House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the cost of rising prescription drug prices: CHAIRMAN NEAL: The gentlelady from Florida, Ms. Murphy, is recognized to inquire. MURPHY:  Thank you Mr. Chairman, thanks to the witnesses for your testimony and your endurance. I  think there are few issues that come up more in conversations with my constituents in central Florida than the high and unpredictable price of prescription... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery on Honoring the Life of Dr. Ronald Wayne Merthie
    January 22, 2019 | Speeches and Statements

    M. Speaker,   I rise to honor the life and legacy of a spiritual leader in my central Florida community, Dr. Ronald Merthie, who recently passed away.   A proud son of Seminole County, Dr. Merthie attended Crooms High School, where he was elected class president.  He went to Texas Southern University on an athletic scholarship and, upon graduation, returned home to become a teacher, assistant principal, and coach.   Dr. Merthie struggled with substance abuse for a period of time. ... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, on Raise the Wage Act
    January 16, 2019 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you very much, Congressman Pocan.  I want to thank Chairman Scott for pulling together this coalition of people who believe working families deserve a raise. I’m proud to stand here alongside my colleagues in support of the  Raise the Wage Act .  Together, we represent the broad range of views that exist within the Democratic Caucus. In the greatest country on earth, no person who has the dignity of a full-time job should face the indignity of not being able to provide for themselves... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, UCF Commencement
    December 14, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Hello, UCF.  Good morning, Knight Nation. President Whittaker; trustees, faculty and staff; family and friends; and—most importantly—members of the graduating class of 2018:  I’m so happy and honored to be here to help celebrate your special day. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, congratulations to all of you who are about to receive your diploma. This diploma is more than a certification that you completed your coursework. It’s a testament to your intelligence and... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)
    November 26, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Good morning, and welcome.  To reintroduce myself, I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, and I represent Florida’s 7 th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. I want to begin by thanking Admiral Robb with the National Training and Simulation Association and the National Defense Industrial Association for hosting us today here at I/ITSEC. This is my second consecutive year attending this conference, and I continue to marvel at how impressive it is.  It showcases the... Read more

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