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  • Rep. Murphy Speech, Webinar to Help Floridians Prepare for Hurricane Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    June 8, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Hello everyone, I’m Stephanie Murphy and I’m proud to represent Seminole County and parts of Orange County in the U.S. House of Representatives. Like many of you, I’m beginning to take measures to prepare for hurricane season that is already upon us. The season officially kicked off June 1 st , but we’ve already had three named storms – one of which is Tropical Storm Cristobal that is currently making landfall in Louisiana. Although Florida was largely spared, we still felt Cristobal’s effects right... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Committee Speech, Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
    May 27, 2020 | Speeches and Statements
    Tags: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  And thank you to the witnesses for your testimony.   Let me start by offering my most sincere condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19, which has now claimed the lives of nearly 100,000 Americans.    In addition to taking so many precious lives, COVID-19 has upended the livelihoods of tens of millions of Americans.  Small businesses have shuttered, workers who have done everything right have lost their jobs, and families... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Floor Speech, Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
    April 23, 2020 | Speeches and Statements
    Tags: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    Madam Speaker: Today’s bill is a positive step and has my full support, but it took too long.  Next time, let’s skip the partisan games and just do our jobs.   We must be aggressive and smart. We should spare no expense when it comes to testing, treatments, and vaccines, and we must support workers and business owners who bear no blame for this crisis.  We should keep workers tethered to their jobs, so they can keep getting wages and health insurance.  Aid should be swift and... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Opening Remarks, Telephone Town Hall on Coronavirus
    March 30, 2020 | Speeches and Statements
    Tags: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    Good evening, and thank you to everybody who has joined us tonight.  My name is Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy.  I represent Seminole County and part of Orange County in the United States House of Representatives.  As you know, I’m hosting this telephone town hall to discuss with you, my constituents, the congressional response to coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  I feel tremendously honored and privileged to be your voice in our nation’s capital.  And now, more than... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Opening Remarks, Telephone Call with Non-Profit Organizations Regarding Coronavirus
    March 26, 2020 | Speeches and Statements
    Tags: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    Good afternoon, and thank you to everybody who has joined us.  I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and I represent Seminole County and part of Orange County in the U.S. House of Representatives. I’m hosting this call with leaders of non-profit organizations in central Florida to discuss the congressional response to coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  I did a similar call with health care workers on Tuesday evening and another one this morning.  I think you’ll all agree that these... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Opening Remarks, Telephone Call with Chambers of Commerce Regarding Coronavirus
    March 26, 2020 | Speeches and Statements
    Tags: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    Good afternoon, and thank you to everybody who has joined us.  I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and I represent Seminole County and part of Orange County in the U.S. House of Representatives. I’m hosting this call with leaders from our local chambers of commerce to discuss the congressional response to coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  I did a similar call with health care workers on Tuesday evening and another one this morning.  I think you’ll all agree that these doctors and... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Opening Remarks, Telephone Call with State and Local Elected Leaders Regarding Coronavirus
    March 26, 2020 | Speeches and Statements
    Tags: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    Good afternoon, and thank you to everybody who has joined us.  As you know, I’m hosting this call with state and local elected officials here in central Florida to discuss the congressional response to coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  I know this has been an incredibly challenging time for all of us, and I want to thank you for your leadership and your commitment to your constituents.    I did a similar call with health care workers on Tuesday evening and another one this... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Opening Remarks, Telephone Town Hall on Coronavirus With Health Care Workers
    March 24, 2020 | Speeches and Statements
    Tags: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    Good evening, and thank you to all the health care workers who have joined us tonight.  I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and I represent Seminole County and part of Orange County in the U.S. House of Representatives. As you know, I’m hosting this call with you to discuss coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  As of this morning, nearly fourteen-hundred Florida residents have tested positive, and there have been 20 deaths.  There are 50 confirmed cases in Orange County and 23 cases... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Floor Speech for the Record, Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    March 13, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    I rise in support of this bill to combat coronavirus, which threatens our health and economic security.  In a pandemic, there is no place for partisan politics.  We must unite to confront this challenge.  We need calm, competent leaders who care only about protecting our country. This bill gives Americans access to coronavirus testing at no cost.  We must ensure there are enough test kits and labs to analyze the results. The bill also includes the core of my bipartisan bill to... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Subcommittee Speech, Combatting Child Poverty in America
    March 11, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And thank you to the witnesses for your testimony. I’m glad we’re holding this hearing on the best ways to combat child poverty in America. Like other members of this Subcommittee, I view this issue through the lens of my own life. Four decades ago, my family fled a country whose government did not respect human rights or human dignity. America rescued us. It offered us sanctuary and afforded us opportunities. I spent my childhood living in a trailer park in rural Virginia,... Read more

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