At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced she will serve on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee while keeping her seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.
Murphy weighed in on her new assignment on Friday. She does have experience working at the Pentagon during President George W. Bush’s administration.
“Our country faces many threats, from foreign and domestic terrorists; to authoritarian countries like China, Russia, and Iran; to existential challenges like pandemic disease and climate change,” said Murphy. “I will use my seat on the House Armed Services Committee to help America combat these threats, to further strengthen Florida’s position as one of the most defense-friendly states in the nation, and to support our service members, veterans, and military families.”
Now in her third term, Murphy is increasingly prominent on Capitol Hill. Besides her new assignment, Murphy was named as a chief deputy whip by U.S. House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn, D-SC. She also is the co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition.
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