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  • Rep. Murphy Committee Speech on House Resolution Recommending Mark Meadows Be Held in Contempt of Congress
    December 13, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. In a few moments, I will vote to recommend that the House find former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with our committee’s subpoena for documents and testimony related to the January 6 th attack. Mr. Meadows was a central participant in the events that culminated in this assault on our Capitol, our country, and our core democratic values.   To create the most accurate account of what occurred, why it occurred,...

  • Murphy Statement on Voting to Advance the Build Back Better Act
    November 18, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., issued the following statement on the  Build Back Better Act : “Tonight, I intend to advance the Build Back Better Act after receiving information from the Congressional Budget Office, the Joint Committee on Taxation, and the Treasury Department that shows the bill is fiscally disciplined. Despite its flaws, the Build Back Better Act has a lot of positive elements. It contains historic investments to combat climate change,...

  • Rep. Murphy Floor Speech on House Resolution Expressing Solidarity with the Cuban People
    November 3, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: I rise in strong support of this bipartisan resolution. This resolution honors the Cuban people who have protested peacefully, at great personal risk, for their fundamental freedoms and a brighter future for their families.  These are men and women of courage and character, confronting a ruthless and repressive regime.   Our resolution sends these patriots a simple message:  America has your back.    I feel a deep sense of solidarity with the Cuban people. ...

  • Rep. Murphy Floor Speech as Prepared for Delivery on House Resolution Recommending Stephen Bannon Be Held in Contempt of Congress
    October 21, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: I rise in support of this resolution to refer Stephen Bannon to the Department of Justice for prosecution for contempt of Congress. You know, it didn’t have to be this way.  Mr. Bannon, a self-professed patriot, could have done the patriotic thing—and cooperated with our bipartisan committee. If Mr. Bannon is proud of the role he played in connection with January 6 th , he should be eager to tell his side of the story. Instead, he’s acting like a man who has something to hide....

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy Speech, Outstanding Woman of the Year Award, Association of Women in International Trade
    October 12, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you so much. I want to thank the Women in International Trade for this award.  It’s a tremendous honor.  I’m deeply grateful to you all, and wish we could be celebrating together in person. I also want to congratulate my co-honorees this evening, including Jennifer Hillman, who is receiving your Lifetime Achievement Award.  I admire Jennifer very much and have come to value her counsel.        And I can’t tell you how happy I am to be introduced by Aiko Lane. ...

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Statement for the Congressional Record, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Honoring Orlando Rolón
    October 8, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: As part of our national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, I am paying tribute to Floridians who have made outstanding contributions to our community and our country.   Today I rise to honor the Chief of Police for the City of Orlando, Orlando Rolón. Orlando, who was born in Puerto Rico, moved to Central Florida with his family in 1977. In 1982, Orlando enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served for four years.  Following his military service,...

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Statement for the Congressional Record Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Honoring Johanna López
    October 8, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: As part of our national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, I am paying tribute to Floridians who have made outstanding contributions to our community and our country. Today I rise to honor Johanna López. Johanna was born in Puerto Rico.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies from the University of Puerto Rico and holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. Later, Johanna moved to Central Florida where she taught...

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Statement for the Congressional Record, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Honoring Amy Mercado
    October 8, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: As part of our national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, I am paying tribute to Floridians who have made outstanding contributions to our community and our country.  Today I rise to honor Amy Mercado. Amy was born and raised in the Bronx.  Her mother, Carmen, was a New York City Police Officer, while her father, Victor, was a New York City Transit Police Detective.  Amy and her family moved to Central Florida in 1996. In 2004, Amy earned her bachelor’s degree from...

  • Rep. Murphy Floor Speech on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
    September 29, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.   The Senate passed the bill with all 50 Democrats and 19 Republicans voting yes.   Now it’s time for the House to follow suit.   Then we can send the bill to President Biden, who played a critical role in crafting this legislation.     In Congress, we’ve been talking about investing in America’s infrastructure for decades, to the point that it has become a punch line.   Now we’re...

  • Murphy Statement on the Build Back Better Act
    September 15, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after voting against the Ways and Means section of what is expected to become the  Build Back Better Act : “I strongly support numerous provisions in the House Ways and Means portion of the Build Back Better Act , especially the historic provisions to combat the existential threat of climate change. But there are also spending and tax provisions...

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