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  • 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

  • Rep. Murphy Speech, Roundtable on Coronavirus
    February 17, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Good afternoon and welcome. I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and I represent Seminole County and part of Orange County in the U.S. House of Representatives. I’m proud to host this event on the respiratory illness known as coronavirus or COVID-19. I want to thank our experts, the press who are covering this event, and those of you who are watching the live stream at home or at work. My plan is to give some brief opening remarks to frame our discussion. Each expert will then speak for about two... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Committee Speech, Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the "Disappearing Corporate Income Tax"
    February 11, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to the witnesses for your testimony. I co-chair the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of moderate Democrats who prioritize bipartisan cooperation, a strong national defense, and fiscal responsibility. It may sound quaint or old-fashioned, but our coalition believes excessive deficits and debt pose a threat to our economy, our security, and our children’s future. We believe that, as lawmakers, we must make a good-faith effort to get our fiscal house in order by bringing... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Committee Speech, Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Trade Infrastructure
    February 6, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And thank you for holding this hearing on the importance of trade infrastructure. There are many different topics I could discuss, but I want to focus on ports. Florida is highly dependent on international trade, which supports nearly 2.4 million jobs in the state. Florida exports over $50 billion dollars a year in goods. About 30,000 Florida companies import products, which keep prices down and increase choice for Florida consumers. Most of what Florida imports and exports... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Opening Statement, Congressional Trade Series, The Role of Congress in Trade and Tariff Policy
    February 5, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you all for being here. I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy. I represent Florida’s 7th congressional district and serve on the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee. This is the third in a series of briefings I began hosting last year on international trade issues that affect America’s economy and security. The purpose is to have a panel of experts explain, in clear and concise terms, why a particular trade topic matters—or should matter—to everyday Americans. In November, we held our first briefing... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Speech at The Tax Council
    January 30, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, David. And thank you to the Tax Council for inviting me to speak. Last March, I spoke at the Council’s spring policy conference in Palm Beach, soon after I had been appointed to Ways and Means. I’m glad to be back now that I have a year of Committee experience under my belt. I return to you both wiser and wearier. I’m told that the most recent member of the Committee to speak at one of your lunches was Chairman Neal—so that’s a lot to live up to. No pressure Stephanie. My plan is to speak... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Speech at S&P Global Platts Aluminum Symposium
    January 21, 2020 | Speeches and Statements

    Good morning. Thank you for that warm introduction. And many thanks to the S&P Global Platts conference team for inviting me to speak. I’m honored to be here. My plan is to give some short remarks and then to answer any questions you have about Congress. Life in our nation’s capital is many things right now, but boring is not one of them. I know you are all aluminum experts—so you need to promise me you’re not going to ask me about the smelting process, or about the difference between primary... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Speech at Markup of H. Res. 746, “a Resolution to Support and Reform the World Trade Organization (WTO)”
    December 17, 2019 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move to strike the last word. I am grateful to Congressman Kind and my other colleagues on the committee who crafted this resolution for their leadership on this important issue. I agree with much of what has been said by my colleagues regarding their intent with this resolution, but I feel like it’s not reflected in the resolution as written. If the resolution had reflected the balanced nature of what has been said in this committee markup, I could have supported it.... Read more

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