U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Stephanie Murphy for Congress

Praises Her Bipartisan Record of Supporting Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

WINTER PARK, FLA. – Citing her bipartisan voting record and numerous legislative accomplishments on behalf of small business owners and entrepreneurs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today endorsed Stephanie Murphy for Congress in Florida’s Seventh Congressional District. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.  

“Congresswoman Murphy understands what it takes to start, grow, and turn around a business in America, which is why she has shown such strong leadership on issues like infrastructure, immigration, and investing in small businesses,” said Ken Johnson, executive director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Stephanie is willing to work across the aisle, and has a proven bipartisan record in Congress of supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners.”

Last week, the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Murphy with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award for her bipartisan voting record of supporting pro-growth policies in Congress. Murphy, who serves on the House Small Business Committee and as ranking member of its subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, has become a nationally recognized champion of small businesses in America.

“As someone who fled communism, I am a firm defender of free enterprise in this country because I know the alternative, and it isn’t pretty,” said Murphy. “I’ve consulted well-established companies and counseled small startups, so I understand the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in America. I will keep working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to create more and better-paying jobs in central Florida, to keep the spirit of enterprise alive, and to pass pro-growth policies that strengthen the middle class and lift people out of poverty.”

Murphy has also been named a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation and “Legislator of the Year” by the International Franchise Association, which cited her “support of small businesses and economic growth” as deserving of their recognition. Murphy is consistently recognized by outside groups for her bipartisan approach to legislating, being named the most effective House freshman and the seventh most bipartisan Member of Congress.

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