Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy released her “First 100 Days Plus” report on Wednesday where she highlights her work serving Florida’s 7th District. In the report she highlights depoliticizing the national security council, working to strengthen national security and efforts to work across the aisle with her Republican colleagues.
Legislation calling on Steve Bannon to be removed from the NSC which Murphy believes lead to his ouster is listed as a victory as well as reuniting families following the controversial Trump travel ban. There are also bipartisan initiatives like calling for the protection of Jewish Community Centers following a series of bomb threats which ultimately lead to the capture of one of the perpetrators.
“In my first 100 days, we have laid a strong foundation to succeed in the long term while already getting results in the short term, including recovering more than $125,000 from federal agencies for my constituents through casework,” said Murphy. “I am holding both Congress and the White House accountable by fighting to successfully depoliticize the NSC and urging Congress to pass No Budget, No Pay.
Other points listed in the report include pushing for research that could link medical illness to gun violence, initiatives to help small business, and the number of public events held around the 7th district since taking office.
While Murphy has only been in Congress for about 100 days, her reelection fight has already begun with the 7th district being targeted by Republicans in 2018. Murphy defeated a longtime incumbent in the Seminole-Orange County seat last November and Republican contenders have already voiced interest in running.
“Despite a Congress paralyzed by partisanship, I’m also working with both Democrats and Republicans to pass good ideas from either party that help families and small businesses in central Florida and move our nation forward.” says Murphy in conclusion.