Tag: 116th Congress

Scott PowersDecember 19, 2018
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Lest anyone think that U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy‘s ascendency this fall into leadership of the Democrats’ centrist “Blue Dog Coalition” is about the Winter Park congresswoman rebranding herself with that group’s history of conservative politics, a Washington Post story Tuesday suggests she is, rather, helping rebrand the Blue Dogs. For Murphy it’s not a matter of […]

Scott PowersNovember 27, 2018
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The centrist Democratic caucus Blue Dog Coalition has elected Winter Park’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy as their leader for the 116th Congress. Murphy, entering her second term in Congress, was unanimously elected Tuesday evening to serve as c0-chair for administration, the most senior leadership position administration for the 24-member coalition. Murphy, who is Vietnamese-American, […]

Scott PowersNovember 19, 2018
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The congressional private power dancing has begun. Where will U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Darren Soto, Ted Deutch, Charlie Crist, Alcee Hastings, Stephanie Murphy, and Florida’s other House Democrats wind up sitting now that their party is taking power? Quietly, now and over the next few weeks, Florida’s Democratic representatives are declaring and testing their […]

Scott PowersNovember 14, 2018
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Democratic U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto didn’t waste any time flexing muscles of their centrist sides, signing a letter Tuesday to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi outlining a number of demands for House rules changes if Pelosi wants their votes for House Speaker. The two Central Florida lawmakers, members of the bipartisan “Problem Solvers” caucus, […]


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