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House Majority Whip Clyburn Appoints Murphy as Chief Deputy Whip

Murphy’s role in the Whip’s operation will help ensure that legislation that comes to the floor reflects the views of the entire Democratic caucus

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Washington, December 2, 2020 | comments

WASHINGTON—House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., this week appointed U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., as a Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Majority. 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 and Policy Committee, which recommends committee assignments to the Democratic Caucus and helps shape the House policy agenda.

“My focus since taking office has been on bringing people together to pass legislation that can be signed into law and help my constituents. Whip Clyburn is one of the most respected leaders in Congress, and I’m grateful for this elevated role within the House to help deliver bipartisan results for the American people,” said Murphy. “In this role, I will be ensuring legislation we pass in the House reflects all viewpoints from within our increasingly diverse Democratic caucus, including Democrats who helped deliver the majority in recent elections. I look forward to building stronger relationships that result in consensus and progress we can all be proud of.”

“During the 116th Congress, I worked closely with Stephanie in her capacity as co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition and a member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. She will bring valuable experiences and insights to the Chief Deputy Whip team. I look forward to working closely with her as we continue our efforts to advance the priorities of the American people next Congress,” said House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn.

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