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Stephanie Murphy Decides Against Senate Bid, Leaving Val Demings as the Favorite to Challenge...

Murphy said she would focus on building the Democratic Party in Florida instead of running against Rubio. 
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Taking Aim at the GOP, Stephanie Murphy Looks Ready to Challenge Marco Rubio in...

After years of carefully crafting her image as someone willing to work across the aisle, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., is starting to go on at the attack against Republicans as buzz builds that she will challenge U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in 2022. 
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Stephanie Murphy Named Vice Chair of Intelligence and Special Operations Subcommittee

“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. 
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Stephanie Murphy Announces Ways and Means, Armed Services Committees Assignments

Murphy, who worked at the U.S. Defense Department under President George W. Bush, will serve on the U.S. House Intelligence and Special Operations and the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittees which are both under the umbrella of the Armed Services Committee. The Central Florida congresswoman joined the committee this year.

Stephanie Murphy Will Serve on Armed Services Committee, Stay on Ways and Means

Members of the Ways and Means Committee usually do not serve on other committees but Murphy was granted a waiver by the Democratic caucus. 

Blue Dog Democrats Call for Joe Biden to Pursue Bipartisan Policies

In a letter, the Blue Dogs also highlighted their policy priorities going into the 117th Congress, which include the following: 1) COVID-19 crisis relief, 2) job creation, 3) government reform, 4) holding foreign adversaries to account, and 5) fiscal responsibility.
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Jim Clyburn Names Florida Congresswoman as Chief Deputy Whip on Capitol Hill

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 and her work on the U.S. House Armed Services and the Small Business Committees helped her on that front. So has 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 which needled incoming U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as she tried to regain the gavel two years ago but eventually backed her after getting a few concessions.
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GOP Has High Hopes of Taking Down Stephanie Murphy

To win the seat, Republican voters picked Dr. Leo Valentin in a close primary earlier this month. 

Stephanie Murphy, Charlie Crist Want Bipartisan Cooperation on Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., who is one of the leaders of the Blue Dogs, and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., signed the letter along with other members of the group.
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Stephanie Murphy: FEMA Sending $17.5 Million to Central Florida for Hurricane Irma Reimbursements

The funds come from FEMA’s Public Assistance program. Seminole County will receive almost $14.5 million while Orlando will get $3 million. 
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Stephanie Murphy in Good Shape for Third Term in Central Florida

First elected to Congress in 2016 when she defeated longtime U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., Murphy has grown increasingly prominent during her second term in Congress, including being named to the leadership of the Blue Dog Coalition and claiming a seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.

Jan Edwards Ends Bid to Challenge Stephanie Murphy

This week, Central Florida Republican Jan Edwards ended her challenge to U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. After working in telecommunications, Edwards founded the Paving the Way Foundation where she currently serves as a president. The foundation looks to fight child trafficking in Florida and at the international level.
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