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  • How Stephanie Murphy, a Holdout on Biden’s Agenda, Helped Salvage It
    December 5, 2021 | In The News

    New York Times — Over a breakfast of bagels and doughnuts in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Capitol office last month, Representative Stephanie Murphy of Florida and a group of fellow centrist Democrats laid down an ultimatum: There was no way they would vote for President Biden’s sprawling social safety net and climate bill until they saw an official tally of its true cost. Their declaration torpedoed Ms. Pelosi’s plans to finally bring to a close months of feuding among the factions in her party and hold...

  • Meet one of the most influential Blue Dog Dems
    November 19, 2021 | In The News

    Politico — Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy has become one of the more influential figures within the Democratic Caucus. She’s the head of the Blue Dog Coalition , a small, but powerful wing of moderates that holds outsize sway in a party with a razor-thin majority. She’s also a member of the committee investigating the origins of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Murphy was among the last of the moderate Democratic holdouts House leaders needed to win over to secure a victory for Biden’s signature spending and...

  • Stephanie Murphy visits UCF to kick off Veteran’s Day week
    November 9, 2021 | In The News

    WESH 2 News — As part of a ceremony honoring veteran students and staff on Tuesday morning, the University of Central Florida planted 1,400 American flags on Memory Mall. Each flag symbolizes one student veteran enrolled at the University of Central Florida for the fall 2021 semester, according to school officials. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy spoke at the ceremony and praised the university's efforts to support those who have served. "To the service members and veterans here today, a heartfelt...

  • Stephanie Murphy's defiant long game to keep Dems in power
    November 3, 2021 | In The News

    Politico — Rep. Stephanie Murphy wasn’t always the kind of centrist Democrat willing to publicly take on the leaders of her own party. That’s changed in the narrowest House majority in decades. Murphy has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of President Joe Biden’s chaotic attempts to clear both his infrastructure and social spending plans through Congress, embracing a blunt manner that’s made her a spokesperson of sorts for her party’s small but feisty moderate wing. The Florida Democrat is...

  • Mike Waltz, Stephanie Murphy seek to double Customs enforcement reach off shore
    November 3, 2021 | In The News

    Florida Politics — The Coast Guard only intercepts a tenth of the criminal activity it spots in waters off Florida’s coast. U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz and Stephanie Murphy hope a change in the nautical reach of Customs and Border Patrol will provide needed support. The Florida Congress members on Wednesday introduced bipartisan legislation that could double the contiguous zone defining law enforcement reach into U.S. waters. That would mean Customs enforcement could operate its air and marine operations...

  • Stephanie Murphy: Q&A with one of Congress’ most influential politicians this week
    September 23, 2021 | In The News

    WFTV — This fall, Democrats in Washington are finding themselves in a precarious position. A years-long trend of politicians piling multiple, semi-related measures into a single bill has suddenly grown – and so have the stakes. Up to five major and/or must-pass bills are currently on the verge of votes – and splitting the legislative branch into factions. Liberals are squaring off with moderate Democrats and Republicans, who are also facing pushback from conservatives. Central Florida’s Rep. Stephanie...

  • Stephanie Murphy to oppose her party’s ‘rushed’ budget package in committee
    September 9, 2021 | In The News

    Roll Call — Florida Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy plans to vote against the spending and tax measures the Ways and Means Committee is marking up this week and next, citing concerns that her party leadership isn’t giving lawmakers enough time or information to assess how the individual components fit into the broader $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. “We were given an artificial deadline by which to craft and mark up a big bill. And I believe this deadline was too rushed, driven by politics...

  • Florida congresswoman hosts Virtual Black Business Month Panel
    August 31, 2021 | In The News

    ClickOrlando — U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy is focused on helping black entrepreneurs. On Tuesday, she will host a virtual Black Business Month Panel at 7 p.m. She says the goal is to provide guidance and resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners. It’s something she says is especially needed as the Coronavirus pandemic continues. “As our community continues to feel the impact of this pandemic in different ways, our small businesses and especially Black-owned businesses have been some of...

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a former Vietnamese refugee, pushes to help Afghans in peril
    August 26, 2021 | In The News

    Spectrum 13 News — The evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan is hitting close to home for one Florida congresswoman. U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy , D-Fla., was once a refugee from a war-torn country herself. She was brought out of Vietnam as an infant with her family, after the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Saigon. Watching Afghanistan fall to the Taliban is a reminder of her own family's escape from Vietnam when she was an infant. “What I’m watching is heartbreaking,...

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy: We need infrastructure funding now | Commentary
    August 23, 2021 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — Those of us who call Central Florida home know — and the census just confirmed — that our region is growing rapidly. It makes me proud that so many people want to live here. But the dramatic population increase is outpacing efforts to expand and enhance our infrastructure. As anyone who has spent hours sitting in I-4 traffic can attest, we’ve become victims of our own success. That’s why we need to make a major federal investment in Central Florida’s — and our nation’s — infrastructure....

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