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  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement on House Passage of Her Bipartisan Bill to Protect Drug-Dependent Babies
    June 13, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’m proud to be the Democratic lead of this bipartisan bill, and I want to thank Mr. Garrett of Virginia for working with me on this legislation. The purpose of our bill is to ensure that states have effective plans in place to protect infants who are innocent victims of the opioid epidemic. The bill aims to help Florida and other states develop evidence-based policies and procedures to properly care for babies born dependent on drugs. Too many Americans—and too many Floridians—battle... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech, National Endowment for Democracy
    June 13, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you.   Good evening.   I’m Stephanie Murphy, and I represent Florida’s 7 th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.     I am honored to be here this evening as the National Endowment for Democracy presents awards to four organizations whose difficult and often dangerous mission is to promote human rights and human dignity inside North Korea and among North Korean refugees who have fled the country.   Being here is personally important to me because... Read more

  • Murphy Issues Statement on Meeting Between U.S. and North Korean Leaders
    June 12, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., issued a statement on today's meeting between U.S. and North Korean leaders: "I want this diplomatic effort to succeed because North Korea poses a grave and growing threat to the U.S., to our allies in the region, and to American troops in South Korea and Japan.  North Korea is the one in violation of international law, not the U.S. or its allies.  Therefore, North Korea must take verifiable steps to completely eliminate its nuclear... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech on Publication of Preliminary Report by New Democrat Coalition Housing Task Force
    June 6, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

     All Americans, especially families with children, deserve to live in safe and clean housing. A good home is the foundation for a good life. While our nation faces numerous challenges, it’s clear from the evidence we gathered that something is very wrong with housing in America. Years after the housing crisis, our economy is not providing enough housing options. In regions where population is growing, like my central Florida district, the cost of shelter is rising for everyone, including both... Read more

  • STATEMENT: Murphy Issues Statement Regarding her Vote on S. 2155
    May 30, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy issues the following statement regarding her vote in favor of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief & Consumer Protection Act: "We must protect vulnerable populations from predatory lending practices and ensure all Americans have an opportunity to succeed. As a businesswoman who advised startups, I saw firsthand how Dodd-Frank’s 'one size fits all' approach made it difficult for small business owners – especially women and people of color – to get... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement on Introduction of H.R. 5946, the Foster Accountability, Integrity, Trust, and Honor (FAITH) in Congress Act
    May 24, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: The American people have little faith in Congress. They don’t trust Members to work together in a bipartisan way; to put the public interest above self-interest; and to do their most basic job, which is to set a budget and be fiscally responsible. Our nation is strongest when our democratic institutions generate confidence, not cynicism—and when our leaders inspire pride, not pessimism. That’s why Congressman Fitzpatrick and I introduced the Faith in Congress Act. It requires House... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy's Member Day Statement Before House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
    May 16, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you very much to the Members of the Committee for the work you do on behalf of our nation’s veterans, and thank you for the opportunity to testify alongside my colleagues in the Bipartisan Working Group.  As a member who does not serve on this Committee, it is an honor to represent my district’s nearly 50,000 veterans, and their families, here today. As someone whose family was rescued by the U.S. Navy while escaping Vietnam, supporting U.S. military servicemembers and veterans is deeply... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Commencement Address, 2018 Rollins College Hamilton Holt School
    May 12, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    President and Mrs. Cornwell; Dean Brown; members of the Board of Trustees; faculty and staff; family and friends; and—most importantly—members of the Rollins College Hamilton Holt graduating class of 2018:   it is an honor to be here with you on this most special of occasions. To re-introduce myself, my name is Stephanie Murphy. Since January 2017, I have represented Seminole County and part of Orange County in the United States House of Representatives, one of our nation’s least popular institutions.... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement on H.R. 4840, Her Bill to Name Oviedo Post Office After Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe
    May 7, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Speaker. President Kennedy once said that “a nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” Consistent with that principle, my bill would designate a U.S. post office building in Oviedo, Florida after Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe.  Sergeant First Class Cashe died in 2005 as a result of wounds suffered while serving in Iraq. When I recount the actions this American soldier and son of Oviedo performed—and what he... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech on Fighting the Opioid Crisis: The View From Florida
    April 25, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you very much. I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, and I’m a freshman member representing a central Florida district that encompasses all of Seminole County and part of Orange County, including downtown Orlando. I want to begin by thanking Aetna and its independent charitable arm, the Aetna Foundation, for inviting me to speak this morning. I also want to thank the leadership and member organizations of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association. A number of these organizations are located... Read more

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