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  • 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...

  • Rep. Murphy Speech, Ways and Means Committee Markup of the Build Back Better Act
    September 9, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move to strike the last word. We’ve been charged with writing important pieces of the bill that will become the Build Back Better Act.  I care deeply—both personally and professionally—about a number of the legislative proposals we’ve crafted, like paid family and medical leave, access to child care, retirement security, and health profession opportunity grants. More broadly, I recognize that, in order to help working families, Democrats must advance these and...

  • Murphy Statement on the Situation in Afghanistan
    August 17, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    WASHINGTON— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today issued the following statement regarding  the situation unfolding in Afghanistan: “ The situation in Afghanistan is horrifying and heartbreaking. We must make every effort to evacuate U.S. citizens from Afghanistan and help protect Afghan nationals who worked alongside the U.S. over the last two decades and who now face severe threats from the Taliban. “Moving forward, we must prevent the Taliban from allowing terrorist...

  • Rep. Murphy Committee Speech on the Marine Mammal Research and Response Act
    July 29, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    Chairman Huffman and Ranking Member Bentz, thank you for the opportunity to speak about my bipartisan bill, H.R. 2848, the Marine Mammal Research and Response Act. I introduced this bill with Congressman Brian Mast of Florida and Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland of Washington State. The bill’s cosponsors are evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. An identical bill was introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell and unanimously approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation...

  • Rep. Murphy Statement on Appointment to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol
    July 1, 2021 | Speeches and Statements

    I am honored to have been appointed to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, and I pledge to fulfill this solemn responsibility to the best of my ability. My goal is simple and straightforward: to find the truth of what happened, and why it happened, so we can ensure that it never happens again. I will follow the facts wherever, and to whomever, they lead—without preconceived conclusions and through a strictly non-partisan lens. When I was a...

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