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  • Rep. Murphy Opening Remarks, Telephone Town Hall on Coronavirus
    March 30, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Rep. Murphy Committee Speech, Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Fiscal Year 2021 HHS Budget Request
    February 27, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Secretary Azar, thank you for your service. I appreciate your leadership when it comes to reducing the cost of prescription drugs. I’m hopeful that—between the House, Senate, and White House—we can get a good, strong, bipartisan bill over the finish line this year, one that provides Americans with immediate relief at the pharmacy counter. But I have to be honest. If you want to understand why so many people are cynical about politics in this country, you need look no further... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy on Gov. DeSantis Coronavirus Press Conference
    February 27, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy issued the following statement in response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ press conference today on the coronavirus: “Given the lack of information coming out of Tallahassee, I recently convened a roundtable with experts to provide our central Florida community with accurate information about how to prepare and respond to the coronavirus. I was disappointed that at today’s briefing state officials failed to be forthcoming with the public about suspected... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Committee Speech, Ways and Means Committee Hearing on “U.S.-China Trade and Competition
    February 26, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  I want to thank the witnesses for their excellent testimony and their endurance.  At the same time, I want to underscore how vital it is that this Committee hears directly from USTR regarding the administration’s trade agenda.   To conduct appropriate oversight, this Committee must ask tough but fair questions of the individuals in the administration who are actually crafting and carrying out that agenda.   We must do so in public settings, so the American... Read more

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