From Congressman Murphy

Dear Friend,

Thank you for taking the time to read my most recent updates from Eastern North Carolina and Washington, D.C. As always, it remains a true honor and a privilege to represent you in Congress! If this email was forwarded to you, you can subscribe to my e-newsletter here.


In Washington


As Title 42 ended last week, I know many of you were concerned the already exacerbated border would fall into even greater crisis. Every community across the country feels the effects of the border crisis. I recently spoke to Craven County Sheriff Hughes who laid out an unfortunate truth: every town in America is now a border town. Fentanyl poisons the population and crime continues to skyrocket. As Title 42 expired, House Republicans took action to put an end to this preventable crisis. Last week we passed H.R. 2 - the Secure the Border Act - which will continue construction of the border wall, increase the number of Border Patrol agents, end catch and release, and protect unaccompanied minors. Put simply, H.R. 2 is the solution President Biden failed to provide. You can read more on my vote to secure the southern border here


House Republicans also delivered several necessary bills aimed at supporting the brave men and women in law enforcement as part of National Police Week. Despite serving as daily protectors of our safety, the heroes in law enforcement are under constant attack. This year alone, the number of officers shot in the line of duty is up 52% from this time in 2020. Make no mistake about it, dangerous ‘Defund the Police’ rhetoric and soft-on-crime policies put our law enforcement in grave danger. You can read more here on how our critical pieces of legislation ensure the heroes in blue are given the support they need. 


In addition to passing legislation, the House has been hard at work with committee hearings. During a recent Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing, we explored some of the barriers the federal government has put up that inhibit innovation and patient access. Tragically, pediatric patients feel the ill-effects of this unnecessary hindrance. Click here or on the image below to listen to my remarks in which I explain why that is and what we can do about it.


During this week’s Veterans' Affairs Health Subcommittee hearing, I was able to question representatives from the Veterans Health Administration as to how their bureaucratic web of red tape hinders recruitment efforts. Our veterans deserve access to quick and reliable care. Federal bureaucracy must not stand in the way. You can watch my full remarks by clicking here or on the image below.


During this week's Committee on House Administration hearing, we had the opportunity to question the new Capitol Police Chief. January 6th displayed a catastrophic failure in leadership and a lack of preparedness regarding the security of our Capitol. I exchanged these sentiments with Chief Manger to ensure it never happens again. You can watch our discussion by clicking here or on the image below.


This week, the Congressional Epilepsy Caucus welcomed leaders in the epilepsy community for our first ever meeting. We discussed funding priorities that will improve access to care, health outcomes, and awareness. Sadly enough, the millions of Americans suffering from epilepsy have little to no support in Congress. That is why this year Congressman Jim Costa and I founded the bipartisan Congressional Epilepsy Caucus: to empower the epilepsy community - one whose voice is long-overdue in Washington - and raise much-needed education and awareness. As a practicing surgeon for over 30 years, I am committed to heightening education of this very common but often stigmatized malady. Thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s meeting and the critical role they play within the epilepsy community.


In the District


Earlier this month, my office held the Congressional Art Competition. We had 16 participants from 9 high schools across NC-03 submit artwork centered around this year’s theme: JOY! Kate Keenhold of Arendell Parrott Academy took home first place with her incredible piece, Sunset on the Trent. Kate’s winning piece will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. Thank you, Kate, for embracing this year’s theme of JOY and showcasing our district's true talent.


In the News


I joined Wake Up America this week to discuss my work on the House Ways and Means Committee. You can watch the full interview by clicking here or on the image above.

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Greg Murphy
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