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  • Stephanie Murphy Tries to Get Relief for Working Families in Final COVID-19 Relief Package
    December 7, 2020 | In The News

    Florida Daily — With Congress currently mulling over a COVID-19 relief package before it adjourns,  U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy , D-Fla., is trying to get a bill she is backing included in the final legislation. At the end of last month, with Murphy’s support,  U.S. Rep. Jamie Herrera Butler , R-Wash., introduced the “ Relief for Working Families Act ,” a bill to “ensure certain unemployed workers are not held financially responsible for mistakes made by states like Florida in the distribution...

  • Jim Clyburn Names Florida Congresswoman as Chief Deputy Whip on Capitol Hill
    December 3, 2020 | In The News

    Florida Daily  — U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy , D-Fla., is moving up the leadership ladder on Capitol Hill. This week,  U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn , D-SC, tapped Murphy to serve as chief deputy whip. “In this role, Murphy will assist in helping Democrats better communicate with House leadership so that legislation that comes to the House floor reflects the views of the entire Democratic caucus. As chief deputy whip, Murphy also has a seat in the powerful House Democratic Steering...

  • Stephanie Murphy: Voters of Puerto Rico Have Spoken and They Want to be a State
    November 19, 2020 | In The News

    Florida Daily — This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., took to the House floor to weigh in on the recent referendum in Puerto Rico on statehood. She said the following: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise to discuss the political status of Puerto Rico, which is home to more than three million American citizens. In my home state of Florida, there are now 1.2 million people who were born in Puerto Rico or who have Puerto Rican roots. That’s more than any other state. Every month, many Puerto Ricans...

  • After House losses, divided Democrats chart a path forward with President-elect Biden at the helm
    November 18, 2020 | In The News

    ABC News — House Democrats will elect their leaders for the next session of Congress this week, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants running for reelection unopposed as the caucus continues to grapple with the results of the election.   Pelosi, 80, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., 81, and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., 80, have led House Democrats since 2003, and are certain to continue doing so for at least the next two years, while a younger generation of House...

  • Democrats jockey for leadership posts after election drubbing
    November 17, 2020 | In The News

    POLITICO — Nancy Pelosi and her top deputies aren't going anywhere. But the House leadership elections that begin this week are likely to reveal the future of the caucus long ruled by the same triumvirate.   The 80-year-old California Democrat is expected to easily clinch her caucus’ nomination to be speaker despite some internal grumblings about a disappointing election that significantly narrowed Democrats’ House majority. She’ll still face a full floor vote in January. And her longtime lieutenants...

  • Murphy urges centrist Democrats and Republicans to work together in 2021
    November 16, 2020 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — The new Congress will be a mixed bag for moderate Democrats such as U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park.   Centrists are poised to play an even bigger role than before in a House where Democrats will have a smaller margin to work with. But at the same time, the reason the margin over Republicans is smaller is because many of their moderate colleagues lost on Election Day.   Now, the question is whether any major legislation at all can get through a split Congress,...

  • Inside the House Democrats’ post-election reckoning
    November 13, 2020 | In The News

    POLITICO — If Democrats had any hope of seizing back a GOP seat in Virginia’s Trump country in 2020, it rested with Cameron Webb.   Webb — a Black doctor who served in the Obama and Trump administrations — was running against a far-right Republican who was underfunded and opposed gay marriage and birthright citizenship. But in the end, Webb’s message of strengthening health care and rising above partisanship was drowned out, and he lost by 6 points.   “My opponent only talked about three...

  • Senate approves bill allowing Oviedo soldier to get Medal of Honor
    November 11, 2020 | In The News

    Florida Politics — A bill pushed by Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy and Republican Rep. Michael Waltz to make late Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe eligible for the Medal of Honor was approved late Tuesday by the U.S. Senate.   House Resolution 8276 already was approved by the House of Representatives in September. It now awaits a signature from President Donald Trump.   In addition to signing this bill, Trump still would have to actually award the medal posthumously to Cashe, who died from...

  • Iraq War soldier Alwyn Cashe set to receive Medal of Honor after Senate passage of legislation
    November 10, 2020 | In The News

    Washington Post — The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that clears the way for President Trump to award the nation’s highest award for valor in combat to Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe, who repeatedly entered a burning vehicle in Iraq to save six fellow soldiers and an interpreter from harm and died a few weeks later.   The legislation, passed by unanimous consent, waives the legal requirement that the Medal of Honor be awarded within five years of a service member’s acts of valor. Cashe...

  • Problem Solvers Caucus Members Discuss Compromise In The Legislative Process
    November 8, 2020 | In The News

    NPR — LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:   The American people have spoken. But what exactly did they say? Well, they rejected an incumbent president, and that's a rare rebuke. But by and large, they did not reject his party. And that either means compromise on Capitol Hill or more gridlock. We're going to turn now to two members of the so-called Problem Solvers Caucus. That's a group of lawmakers who champion compromise. Let's remember that word - compromise. Mark Amodei is a Republican from Nevada's...

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