NEWS: Murphy Appointed to Influential House Ways and Means Committee
Chief-tax writing committee has jurisdiction over taxes, Medicare and Social Security, and trade
As she begins her second term representing Florida’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced her appointment to the influential Ways and Means Committee—the chief tax-writing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Committee has jurisdiction over issues that directly affect the people of central Florida, including taxes, critical federal programs like Medicare and Social Security, and trade. Murphy will be the only Florida Democrat on the committee this Congress, and the first one to sit on the committee since 2010. Prior to this year, only 19 women have served on the Ways and Means Committee since its creation in 1795.
U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she serves on the House Armed Services Committee and Small Business Committee. The district includes all of Seminole County and much of northern Orange County, including downtown Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park, and the University of Central Florida. Previously, Murphy was a businesswoman and college instructor who also served as a national security specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. Murphy lives in Winter Park with her husband and two children.