U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., who worked at the Pentagon under President George W. Bush, will serve as the vice chairwoman of the U.S. House Intelligence and Special Operations Subcommittee which is under the umbrella of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee.
Murphy announced her new assignment on Tuesday.
“Created for the first time this Congress, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over military intelligence, special operations forces, counter-terrorism, efforts to stop the production and spread of weapons of mass destruction, and other sensitive military operations,” the congresswoman’s office noted.
“Floridians take pride in the role the state plays in defending our nation, and I am honored to be a voice for Florida on the Armed Services Committee,” said Murphy. “I am especially proud to have been named vice chair of the subcommittee that oversees America’s special operations forces, counter-terrorism units, and military intelligence professionals, who play such a vital role in keeping our country safe and free.”
First elected to Congress in 2016 when she upset longtime U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., Murphy has tried to claim the center on Capitol Hill. Her caucus memberships including helping lead the Democratic National Security Task Force, the Blue Dog Coalition and the Future Forum. Murphy is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition and the Problem Solvers Caucus.
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