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  • 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

  • STATEMENT: Murphy Issues Statement Regarding H. Con. Res. 119
    July 20, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy issues the following statement regarding H. Con. Res. 119: "Climate change is a serious threat to our planet, our security, our economy, and our way of life in Florida. That is why I have fought against numerous Republican efforts to undermine key environmental protections, and why I believe we need a comprehensive approach to fight climate change. I voted for H. Con. Res. 119 because it presented a carbon tax that did not protect working families struggling... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement in Support of Her Amendment to Increase Funding for SBA’s Women’s Business Centers and Veterans Outreach Initiatives
    July 18, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  I yield myself as much time as I may consume.     I rise in support of this bipartisan amendment, which I am proud to co-lead with Congressman Knight of California, Congressman Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, and Congressman Bacon of Nebraska.     This amendment would provide additional support for two important and successful initiatives overseen by the U.S. Small Business Administration.     First, it would increase funding... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement in Support of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019
    July 12, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: I support this bill because it supports the quiet heroes in our intelligence community.  They don’t seek public praise; in fact, they shun it.  While others enjoy the limelight, they work in the shadows. Section 1511 is a version of legislation I wrote called the POISE Act.  I filed it after the President disclosed highly-sensitive information to Russian officials at a White House meeting.  This information had been entrusted to the U.S. by a key ally. Section 1511,... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement in Support of Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018
    June 27, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker: I rise to express my support for bipartisan legislation to begin Puerto Rico’s transition to statehood. There are over three million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico, and over five million individuals of Puerto Rican heritage in the states.   My central Florida district is home to more Puerto Ricans than nearly any other district in the country. I care deeply about Puerto Rico because my constituents care deeply about Puerto Rico.   But every Member of Congress should care because... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement on Her Amendment to Strengthen the DoD Counter-Drug Program
    June 27, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman.   I yield myself as much time as I may consume. I rise in support of this bipartisan amendment, which I am proud to co-lead with Congressman Barr of Kentucky, Congresswoman Sinema of Arizona, and Congressman Biggs of Arizona.  This amendment would increase funding for the National Guard counter-drug program by $3 million dollars, and reduce funding for the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide account by a corresponding amount. If the amendment is adopted, the... Read more

  • 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

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