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  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement In Recognition of College of William & Mary 325th Charter Day
    February 7, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Madam Speaker, As a member of the class of 2000, I rise to celebrate the 325th anniversary of the College of William & Mary. William & Mary may be the second oldest college in America, but it is first in the hearts of its students and alumni. The college educated many of our Nation’s Founding Fathers and continues to take pride in producing graduates who enter public service, including four current Members of Congress. Like it has for so many others, William & Mary changed my life.... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement on the Introduction of the BATTLE for Servicemembers Act
    February 6, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Today I am introducing a bipartisan bill that seeks to ensure that servicemembers who are leaving the military receive the specific training they need to make a successful transition to civilian life. The BATTLE for Servicemembers Act will better prepare servicemembers to attend college, to learn a technical trade, or to start a small business. The men and women in our all-volunteer military serve and sacrifice for this nation. When they decide to leave the armed forces, it is our nation's moral... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech at Persistent Cyber Training Environment Industry Day
    February 1, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, General Cole, Colonel Haggerty, the entire Army team, and Team Orlando for inviting me to speak here today. First, I want to say that I’m so proud to represent Team Orlando in Congress. Central Florida has a competitive advantage over other regions in high-tech and innovation-oriented sectors, and the Team Orlando partnership is at the epicenter of growth in these areas. I’m particularly excited to be part of today’s Persistent Cyber Training Environment Industry Day. As we all know,... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Statement on the End of the Federal Government Shutdown
    January 22, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Hi, I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, and I’m honored to represent you in Congress. Today, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed a bill to end the three-day federal government shutdown, and I supported this bipartisan legislation. Still, I know many of you are frustrated and disappointed there was a shutdown at all, and I share your feelings. That’s why I am returning my salary for each day that the government was closed. If Congress fails to do its job, it shouldn’t get paid. Given... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement on Introduction of Legislation to Name Oviedo Post Office After SFC Alwyn Cashe
    January 18, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today I am filing legislation to honor an American hero. My bill would name the U.S. post office at 567 East Franklin Street in Oviedo, Florida, in honor of one of its native sons, Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe. Scripture teaches us that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. On October 17, 2005, in an Iraqi province north of Baghdad, Sergeant First Class Cashe made the ultimate expression of love—disregarding his personal safety and enduring... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement Honoring the University of Central Florida Football Team
    January 9, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise to honor the football team at the University of Central Florida, located in my congressional district. The Knights finished the season ranked 6th in the nation by the Associated Press. They had a perfect 13-and-0 record, the only team in the top level of college football to go undefeated. UCF won the American Athletic Conference championship with an exhilarating—and excruciating—double-overtime victory against a talented team from the University of Memphis. And the... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Remarks at Interfaith Council MLK Day Event
    January 7, 2018 | Speeches and Statements

    Good evening. I’m Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy. It is my honor to serve as your voice in our nation’s capital, and it is my privilege to join you all here tonight. Thank you to the executive committee of the Interfaith Council of Central Florida for inviting me to speak and to Rev. Stephens and Rev. Fulwider for being here tonight. I also want to thank Rev. Williams—and his entire congregation—for hosting this very special event. And to everyone here tonight, thank you for the work you do in our... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Speech on the Need to Fight for a Stronger Puerto Rico
    November 20, 2017 | Speeches and Statements

    I want to join all of the elected officials and community leaders who are here today to express my support for Power4PuertoRico, a coalition of organizations whose mission is to empower the 3.4 million American citizens living in Puerto Rico and the 5.4 million American citizens of Puerto Rican heritage living on the mainland. Hurricane Maria was a devastating event for Puerto Rico. But if there is any silver lining in this dark cloud, it is that Hurricane Maria has caused American political leaders... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Remarks Regarding H.R. 1, the Republican Tax Bill
    November 16, 2017 | Speeches and Statements

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Republican tax plan that was unveiled earlier this month. Tax reform is an issue that is deeply important to my constituents and that could affect the lives of all American families, in central Florida and in communities across the country. That’s why I want to take the time to explain to you why I will be voting “No” on this legislation.   I had hoped to vote for a bipartisan bill that would reduce the tax burden on middle class families... Read more

  • SPEECH: Rep. Murphy Floor Statement Recognizing Rollins College
    November 15, 2017 | Speeches and Statements

    Mr. Speaker, In a nationwide competition, Rollins College achieved one of the highest student voter turnout rates in the 2016 presidential election. I want to recognize the hard-working students and faculty at the Rollins Democracy Project for this accomplishment, which reflects the school’s commitment to preparing the next generation of engaged citizens and global leaders. As Justice Brandeis once observed, the only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen. Our... Read more

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