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From the office of Rep. Stephanie Murphy

WASHINGTON — U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6).

Rep. Stephanie Murphy

“I’m incredibly proud that America continues to attract families in search of liberty, opportunity, and a better life. We are and will forever be a beacon of hope and freedom for the world. While Dreamers had little choice in the decision to leave their native land, America is the only home they’ve ever known and they should have an opportunity to earn their citizenship and be welcomed by the country they have come to love. As a proud cosponsor and supporter of the DREAM Act, I urge the Senate to join this bipartisan effort to protect Dreamers, strengthen our economy, and ensure the American dream is alive and well.”

U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she serves on the influential House Ways and Means Committee. The district includes all of Seminole County and much of northern Orange County, including downtown Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park, and the University of Central Florida. Previously, Murphy was a businesswoman and college instructor who also served as a national security specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. Murphy lives in Winter Park with her husband and two children.