Last week, President Joe Biden named former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., to the President’s Export Council.
“The President’s Export Council advises Biden with direct feedback on how U.S. trade policies affect business sectors. The 25-member board features top leaders from labor, real estate, national security, law, and Fortune 200 companies. Murphy will serve alongside the heads of Citigroup, United Airlines, CVS, FedEx and 3M to name a few,” noted Murphy’s office.
“I am honored to serve on the President’s Export Council and to represent Florida business leaders,” said Murphy. “As someone who has always been passionate about economic growth and job creation, I am excited to have the opportunity to work with this talented group of individuals to promote American exports and help create new opportunities for businesses and workers across the country.”
“I am confident that with Patrick’s leadership and expertise, the President’s Export Council will be well-positioned to help promote American exports and support job creation through trade,” said U.S. Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo. “I look forward to working with him and the rest of the council to advance our shared goals.
Murphy is currently the chief investment officer of Coastal Construction Group and the founder and CEO of Togal.AI.
First elected to Congress in 2012 when he defeated then U.S. Rep. Allen West, Muprhy ran against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in 2016. Rubio won a second term with 52 percent while Murphy pulled 44 percent.
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