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  • U.S. Congresswoman Murphy gets closer look at Little Wekiva River disaster
    August 11, 2021 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Wednesday toured the Little Wekiva River in west Seminole County with a group of residents to get a close look at the growing amount of sand and silt clogging and drying large areas of the once-pristine and popular waterway. In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last June, Murphy, D-Winter Park, called for a federal probe of the deteriorating conditions of the river and pointed out that residents and environmental advocates say the...

  • FL Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy offers empathy to Capitol Police officer: ‘I listened to you struggle’
    July 27, 2021 | In The News

    Florida Phoenix — U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Tuesday empathized with a U.S. Capitol Police officer who offered testimony on the deadly Jan. 6 attack by a mob of Donald Trump supporters. Murphy, a Democrat, shared a chilling video that showed officers at the Capitol attempting to block rioters from storming the building during the first hearing by the committee selected to investigate the deadly riot. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had tapped Murphy to serve on the committee – similar to the commission...

  • U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida to serve on Jan. 6 committee
    July 2, 2021 | In The News

    Tampa Bay Times — U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy , D-Fla., will be one of eight members of Congress who will probe the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., named the Central Florida congresswoman to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The panel was named Thursday and will be chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. “My goal is simple and straightforward: to find the...

  • Joe Biden signs bill designating Pulse National Memorial
    June 25, 2021 | In The News

    Florida Politics — The site of the deadliest attack against the LGBTQ community in U.S. history is now a national memorial. President Joe Biden on Friday signed legislation (HR 49), which designates the Pulse National Memorial in Orlando. It recognizes the site of Pulse nightclub, where a shooter on June 12, 2016 shot and killed 49 individuals before being killed by police. Surrounded by survivors of the shooting and family members of those lost, Biden promised the nation will never forget the loss...

  • Take a stand: Speak out against antisemitism | Commentary
    June 13, 2021 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — “We’re all human.” That’s a line from the song that opened the recent rally outside the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, where Floridians of every color and creed, and from every walk of life, joined forces to denounce the anti-Jewish graffiti that had been scrawled on the museum’s outer wall. The gathering reflected one of Florida’s core strengths — diversity in race, gender, religion, and political philosophy. Public officials and private citizens alike should emulate...

  • Amid anti-Asian hate, I know my country has my back: Vietnamese American congresswoman
    May 20, 2021 | In The News

    USA Today — As an Asian American member of Congress, I’ve watched physical and verbal assaults on individuals of Asian heritage increase over the past year. Some victims are U.S. citizens, others aren’t. Some were born in Asian countries; others were born in America and may never have been to Asia. Some are Chinese or Chinese American; just as often they have been of Japanese, Korean or Vietnamese descent. In many cases, the assailant’s apparent motive was anger about COVID-19.  Irresponsible...

  • Stephanie Murphy, John Rutherford secure federal red snapper count, hope to lengthen fishing season
    March 26, 2021 | In The News

    Florida Politics — Reps. Stephanie Murphy and John Rutherford have gotten clearance from the federal government to assess the status of red snapper in South Atlantic waters, with expectations authorities will ease the tightly restricted fishing season. The Winter Park Democrat and Jacksonville Republican jointly announced Friday they’ve teamed up to secure $3.3 million in appropriations to fund an independent 30-month study that will help better understand the true stock of red snapper in the South...

  • Stephanie Murphy calls for creation of commission to investigate Capitol siege
    January 12, 2021 | In The News

    Florida Politics — Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Orlando is calling for the creation of an independent commission to investigate the violent insurrection provoked by President Donald Trump last week at the nation’s Capitol. Murphy, who earlier announced her support for impeaching Trump a second time for inspiring a mob to attack and seize the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, is proposing a bipartisan commission with subpoena power. There are other lawmakers calling for similar investigations. The...

  • 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...

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