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In The News
What They Are Saying About Russia, Sanctions and Ukraine
2022-02-23 20:59:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — On Monday night, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, and on Tuesday, the Biden administration imposed significant sanctions on the Russian Central Bank and other banking interests. On Wednesday, a senior administration official said, another round of sanctions... Read More

Federal Budget
Sense of Urgency Grows as Deadline for New Spending Bill Approaches
2022-01-13 20:10:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With most eyes on Capitol Hill glued to the drama transpring in the Senate this week over the fate of the filibuster and a pair of sweeping election reform bills, a small group of lawmakers is quietly working... Read More

Political News
Stephanie Murphy, a Leading Centrist, Won’t Seek Reelection
2021-12-20 18:54:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., among the most prominent of House moderates since flipping a battleground district four years ago, announced Monday she will not seek reelection in 2022. In a video message to her constituents, Murphy said she... Read More

Progressives Delay Infrastructure Vote, Make McCarthy Prediction Prophetic
2021-10-29 14:59:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about Capitol Hill, but on Thursday afternoon it was a question literally on everyone’s lips. Case in point: This rendering was... Read More

House Approves Defense Authorization Act With Strong Bipartisan Support
2021-09-24 18:27:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Members of the House might not agree on much these days, but one thing they do seem to be in agreement on is that passing the annual defense spending authorization falls into the same rarified category as mom... Read More

Murphy Takes Stand: She’ll Oppose ‘Rushed’ Reconciliation Package
2021-09-09 23:05:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., said Thursday that she plans to vote against the spending and tax measures currently before the House Ways and Means Committee, chiding party leaders in the process for failing to give members adequate time... Read More

Political News
Murphy, Cuellar Seek Assurances from Pelosi on Reconciliation Bill
2021-09-05 12:23:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Two moderate House Democrats are pressing Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a transparent process in the drafting of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, saying in a letter on Friday that her promises in this regard will determine whether they... Read More

Political News
Murphy Named Chair of Voter Protection Effort in Florida
2021-09-01 18:01:35
by Dan McCue

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- The Florida Democratic Party has named Rep. Stephanie Murphy chair of its Democracy and Voter Protection Program. In her new role, the Winter Park Democrat will work with the program’s staff, party leaders and other elected... Read More

Poll Finds Florida Voters Bullish on Bipartisanship, Fiscal Responsibility
2021-08-24 19:00:20
by Dan McCue

Voters in Florida’s 7th Congressional District, a district that tends to vote Republican in local races, but has strongly supported Democrats for president and the House since 2012, are emphatically in favor of bipartisanship and a steady, prudent hand when... Read More

Political News
House Leaders to Make Second Try at Budget Vote Tuesday
2021-08-24 13:08:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The House will reconvene at noon Tuesday to take a second stab at ending a stalemate with 10 centrist members over a $3.5 trillion budget framework.  Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and the other holdouts don’t necessarily oppose the... Read More

Blue Dogs Call on Congress to Investigate Origins of COVID-19
2021-07-14 21:10:47
by Dan McCue

The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is calling on House and Senate leaders to establish a bipartisan commission to assess the United States preparation and response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the origins of the virus. The letter, which... Read More

Who’s Who on the Select Committee Investigating Capitol Siege
2021-07-02 14:39:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created quite the splash by appointing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming to the new select committee that will soon begin a new investigation into the violent Jan. 6 attack on the... Read More

$28 Million to Central Florida Thanks to Murphy Efforts on Transportation Bill
2021-07-02 13:03:56
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The first transportation bill to pass the House of Representatives this session includes over $28 million in funding for eight central Florida projects, thanks to the efforts of Rep. Stephanie Murphy. The Winter Park Democrat said she pushed... Read More

Pelosi Names GOP's Cheney to Panel Investigating Jan. 6 Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday named Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to a new select committee on the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, elevating the most unyielding GOP critic of former President Donald Trump to... Read More

Postal Service
Bipartisan Delegation Wants USPS to Preserve Door Deliveries
2021-05-25 13:45:55
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A House resolution urging the United States Postal Service to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers has received bipartisan support from a total of 118 cosponsors. The resolution, authored by Rep. Stephanie... Read More

In The News
Murphy Passing on Challenging Rubio for Senate
2021-05-24 19:43:53
by TWN Staff

Rep. Stephanie Murphy has decided not to run for U.S. Senate, a decision that appears to clear the path for another prominent Florida Democrat, Rep. Val Demings, to do so. In a video statement released Monday , Murphy said “The... Read More

Murphy, Davis Want K-12 Tax Deduction Made Available to Athletic Coaches, Administrators
2021-05-24 18:19:59
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., are sponsoring legislation that would expand a federal tax deduction so K-12 athletic coaches and administrators are eligible for reimbursement should they pay out of pocket to buy equipment and... Read More

Murphy, Mast in Bipartisan Push to Protect Florida Manatees, Other Marine Mammals
2021-05-07 17:38:49
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla., are urging their colleagues to support bipartisan legislation to protect marine mammals like manatees, dolphins, seals, and whales.  The Marine Mammal Research and Response Act increases funding for two initiatives -- the... Read More

Murphy Sets Sights On China’s Influence Campaign in Latin America, Caribbean
2021-04-13 18:08:33
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., is pressing for a comprehensive assessment of China’s efforts to expand its presence and influence in Latin America and the Caribbean and how these efforts could undermine American interests. Under the auspices of a... Read More

Subcommittee Assignments Give Murphy Strong Voice on National Security, COVID-19 Relief, and Trade
2021-02-09 12:24:20
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., has been named to four subcommittees that will ensure she's a leading voice on national security, the continuing federal response to COVID-19, and international trade. The Winter Park Democrat is the only Florida Democrat... Read More

Murphy Urges Leadership to Request House-wide Briefing on Suspected Russian Hack
2020-12-18 21:53:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., is urging House leadership to schedule a classified, bipartisan briefing for members of Congress regarding the recently revealed cyberattack on the networks of the federal government and major American companies. The attack is widely... Read More

National Security
Reps. Murphy, Katko Feature Lt. Gen McMaster in Latest National Security Expert Briefing
2020-12-17 18:28:13
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — In the fourth session of their ongoing virtual national security briefing series entitled “National Security in the Shadow of COVID-19,” Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and John Katko, R-N.Y., hosted retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to discuss how the... Read More

Future Forum Elects New Leadership Team for the 117th Congress
2020-12-11 14:58:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – Future Forum, a caucus of younger House Democrats, has elected its new leaders for the 117th Congress. The mission of the caucus, which was founded in 2015, is to address issues important to millennial and Generation Z Americans,... Read More

Murphy, Panetta Named House Chief Deputy Whips for 117th Congress
2020-12-02 17:18:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Stephanie Murphy, of Florida, and Jimmy Panetta, of California, have been named chief deputy whips for the 117th Congress, House Majority Whip James Clyburn announced Wednesday. In addition, Clyburn announced that Reps. G.K. Butterfield, of North Carolina,... Read More

2020 Elections
Murphy and Waltz Request Briefing from FBI Over Election Interference
2020-10-23 16:03:42
by Sara Wilkerson

Yesterday, Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe and Attorney General Bill Barr requesting an official briefing on Russian and Iranian interference... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Bipartisan Delegation and National Security Advisor Meet to Discuss China Policy
2020-10-01 14:30:38
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan delegation of Congressional leaders met Wednesday with National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger to discuss the United States' foreign policy toward China in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We are grateful to Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew... Read More

Bill Authorizing President to Posthumously Award Medal of Honor Proposed
2020-09-17 13:51:19
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation that would authorize the president to posthumously award U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe the Medal of Honor. Cashe was injured in October 2005 while deployed in Iraq when the... Read More

Counterterrorism Still a Concern in the COVID-19 Era
2020-09-04 13:40:44
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Terrorism hasn’t disappeared just because a pandemic is happening. In fact, calamitous world conditions embolden those who want to do others harm, and police budget cuts, virus-related conspiracy theories, and other vulnerabilities are exacerbated during the COVID-19 crisis.... Read More

Cunningham, Murphy Want Congress Informed When Foreign Entities Target US Troops
2020-07-10 20:07:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., want intelligence officials to immediately notify key members of Congress when they determine -- with moderate to high confidence -- that a foreign government is deliberately seeking to kill or... Read More

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Employee Retention Tax Credit Gains Coalition Endorsement
2020-06-23 18:48:31
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan effort to expand the employee retention tax credit has gained a significant endorsement from a coalition representing 130 small businesses and key industry organizations.  The bill, entitled the “Jumpstarting Our 5 Businesses’ Success Credit Act”, or... Read More

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