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  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, UCF Commencement
    December 14, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Hello, UCF.  Good morning, Knight Nation. President Whittaker; trustees, faculty and staff; family and friends; and—most importantly—members of the graduating class of 2018:  I’m so happy and honored to be here to help celebrate your special day. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, congratulations to all of you who are about to receive your diploma. This diploma is more than a certification that you completed your coursework. It’s a testament to your intelligence and... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)
    November 26, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Good morning, and welcome.  To reintroduce myself, I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, and I represent Florida’s 7 th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. I want to begin by thanking Admiral Robb with the National Training and Simulation Association and the National Defense Industrial Association for hosting us today here at I/ITSEC. This is my second consecutive year attending this conference, and I continue to marvel at how impressive it is.  It showcases the... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech at Groundbreaking of Emergency Department at Florida Hospital Oviedo Campus
    November 1, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you so much, Mr. Mayor.   And good morning to all of you.   I’m so happy to be here.      I want to give a special shout out to Jennifer and all her hard-working colleagues at Florida Health.  I know you are about to change your name to AdventHealth.  Old habits die hard, but—starting today—I am going to make a concerted effort to call you by your new name. As you know, AdventHealth is headquartered in Altamonte Springs, which is located in the congressional... Read more

  • SPEECH:Rep. Murphy Speech at the Seminole Association of School Administrators (SASA)
    October 18, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Good evening—and thank you so much for having me. I want to start by thanking SASA for the kind invitation.  I want to give a special shout-out to President-elect Craig Johnson and to the other members of SASA’s executive board. I also want to thank Superintendent Giffin.  Dr. Giffin, as you recall, we appeared on a panel together back in March, as part of a school safety forum held at Winter Springs High School. That event was organized in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, and... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, Opening of Puerto Rico Integrated Services Center
    October 17, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Hi, I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, and I represent Florida’s 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. I’m so pleased to be here with federal officials, Florida officials, Puerto Rico officials, and members of the vibrant Puerto Rican community in central Florida as we celebrate the opening of the first-ever Puerto Rico Integrated Services Center on the U.S. mainland. I want to thank the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, under the leadership of Governor Ricardo... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Accepts U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award
    September 18, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    As prepared for delivery Thank you so much for having me here today. And thank you to those of you in this room who create jobs. You are the reason the American Dream is alive – giving people the opportunity to work hard, get ahead, and provide for their families. To me, that is the true spirit of enterprise, and our community is grateful. I am incredibly honored to receive this award. I like to joke that this is certainly not a participation trophy; you have to earn it. So, I thank the U.S. Chamber... Read more

  • SPEECH: Floor Statement In Support of Her Wounded Warrior Program Amendment to the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill
    September 13, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: Since coming to Congress, I have made it a priority to ensure that our men and women in uniform are prepared for success once their military service ends. The members of our armed forces serve and sacrifice for this nation.  We have a moral obligation to help them thrive when they transition to the civilian world. That’s why I’m so pleased the final version of this bill includes the bipartisan amendment I co-authored to increase funding for the Wounded Warrior Program. This initiative... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
    September 11, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Good morning.  My name is Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy.   I’m so honored and humbled to be in your presence.   Thank you for being here.   And thank you for everything you have done to defend this land we love. In a few moments, I will present the Vietnam veterans in attendance—or their surviving family members—with a special pin to recognize your service and sacrifice. It’s fitting that we are holding this ceremony on the 17 th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement in Support of Her Amendment to Help Student Borrowers
    September 5, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I yield myself as much time as I may consume. I rise in support of my amendment to H.R. 1635, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act. This amendment would ensure that student borrowers who are considering whether to transfer to another academic institution are provided with the guidance necessary to make fully-informed decisions related to their student loan debt and academic credit transfers. Currently, students who take out federal loans to finance... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech as Prepared for Delivery, 2018 Convocation, William & Mary
    August 29, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    President Rowe, Provost Halleran, members of the Board of Visitors, faculty and staff, and—most importantly—members of the freshman class, transfer students, and first-year graduate students:   I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, and I’m so happy and honored to be here.   Welcome to Williamsburg.  Welcome to your new home and to your new tribe. Let me start by saying that I know how hard you worked to get here. You spent long hours studying, reading, and learning—all while resisting... Read more

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