WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., took her oath of office to become a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 117th Congress. Four years ago, Murphy became the first, and still only, Vietnamese-American woman to serve in Congress and the first woman ever to represent Florida’s Seventh Congressional District.
“Since taking office in 2017, my priority has been to listen to my constituents, to deliver results for my community, and to put people above politics. Excessive partisanship and polarization in Congress have hurt the American people, especially during this pandemic, which is why I’ll keep working across party lines to help Florida,” said Murphy. “It’s an honor to have been given the opportunity to serve Central Florida for the next two years, and I’ll continue to do everything I can to earn the trust that my constituents have placed in me.”
In the 117th Congress, Murphy will continue as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over issues that directly affect the people of Central Florida, including revenue, critical federal programs like Medicare and Social Security, and trade.
For the next two years, Murphy will also serve 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 on the powerful House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which recommends committee assignments to the Democratic Caucus and helps shape the House policy agenda.