Stephanie Murphy

House Democrats advance budget resolution, overcoming standoff on timing of infrastructure vote

BY: - August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday muscled through a $3.5 trillion budget framework, overcoming a standoff with a handful of centrists who had demanded the House first approve the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate. That position by 10 House Democrats — including Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, […]

Democrat Nikki Fried makes it official, files paperwork to run for FL governor in 2022 race

BY: - June 1, 2021

Democrat Nikki Fried filed papers on Tuesday as a candidate for governor following months of positioning herself via Twitter and fundraising appeals targeting the Republican incumbent, Ron DeSantis. Fried, Florida’s commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, has yet to make a formal announcement, but Florida Division of Elections records reflect that she has formally entered […]

Stephanie Murphy bows out of Rubio challenge; instead will seek reelection and work on party building

BY: - May 25, 2021

Florida Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy will forego a campaign for U.S. senator next year rather than risk a divisive Democratic primary battle that would weaken its ultimate nominee against Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. In a video released Monday through her Twitter feed, Murphy, the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress, cited recent losses by her party […]

Florida reacts to guilty verdicts in cop killing of George Floyd

BY: - April 20, 2021

The long-awaited verdicts — guilty as charged — in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin prompted swift reaction Tuesday from around the state of Florida. But as of 9 p.m., no statements had yet been issued by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who, the day before, proudly signed a controversial anti-protest law sparked by nationwide protests […]

COMMENTARY

Feds said manatees weren’t endangered — now they’re dying in droves

BY: - March 18, 2021

Two months ago, everybody got pretty excited when a Citrus County boat captain snapped photos showing some prankster had scraped out five letters in the algae growing on a manatee’s back. The letters spelled out the name of a certain former president now residing in Palm Beach. Amid the widespread outrage, people suggested various punishments […]

Biden sticks with massive $1.9T relief package despite GOP push for less

BY: - February 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday he’s seeking to “act fast” on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package he’s proposed, endorsing the path forged by congressional Democrats to position that legislation for a vote that could pass it without support from Republicans. Biden’s remarks concluded a week he began by meeting with Senate Republicans, […]

By popular demand, climate change was added late to presidential debate agenda, confirming candidate divide

BY: - October 1, 2020

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday night he wants “immaculate” air and water but conceded he has rolled back automobile fuel economy standards, withdrawn from the 2015 global climate accord, and cut Obama-era plans to limit carbon emissions from power plants that cause climate change. After years of calling climate change a hoax, Trump also conceded […]

Florida Dems fume as Bernie Sanders gains steam

BY: - February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — South Florida Rep. Donna Shalala was quick to lash out against Bernie Sanders on Twitter. It was Sunday night, and Sanders — fresh off a decisive win in the Nevada Democratic caucus — said it’s “unfair” to contend that everything was bad about the late Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro. “When Fidel Castro came […]

Donna Shalala’s office next stop for GOP-backed anti-impeachment rallies

BY: - October 10, 2019

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Joe Gruters hosted an anti-impeachment rally outside Orlando area Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy’s office on Thursday – part of a national GOP effort to put Democrats in competitive districts on the spot. “Stop the madness! Time for Rep. Stephanie Murphy to go to work on behalf of her district instead […]

FL congresswoman who worked at Pentagon says it’s time for the feds to say which FL county election systems were hacked

BY: - September 5, 2019

Saying Florida voters are the true victims, Winter Park Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy says it’s past time for federal authorities to inform the public about which counties were penetrated by Russian hackers in the 2016 presidential election. Murphy is a former national security specialist who worked in the Pentagon. Appearing on MSNBC’s “All in with […]

Florida Democratic activists want Trump impeached, but the state’s Congressional delegation isn’t so sure

BY: - August 8, 2019

At a town-hall meeting in June, Boca Raton-based Congressman Ted Deutch was ready to talk about impeaching President Donald Trump — but he wasn’t ready to fully back an effort in Congress. Instead, he offered a PowerPoint presentation with excerpts from special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report, and took an extensive number of questions from […]

Pulse Nightclub

Democratic lawmakers to announce legislation making Pulse nightclub site a national memorial

BY: - June 6, 2019

Forty-nine people were gunned down at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on a horrific night three years ago. On Monday, two Democratic congressional representatives from the Orlando area – U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto – will announce legislation they are introducing to designate the Pulse nightclub site as a federally recognized national memorial. The designation […]