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  • Puerto Ricans in Florida can now get their vital documents in Orlando
    October 17, 2018 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel —  The burgeoning Puerto Rican population in Florida can now more-easily obtain birth certificates and other vital documents at a new service center in Orlando, expediting an often time-consuming process for island-born residents. The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration inaugurated the first Integrated Services Center (CSI in Spanish) outside of the island, where residents can obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates, and certifications of child-support payments.... Read more

  • Action 9 helps veteran get benefits after life-altering injury
    October 8, 2018 | In The News

    WFTV Ch. 9 —  A Navy veteran contacted Action 9 claiming the Department of Veterans Affairs had refused to pay his disability claim after he suffered a life-altering injury as a teenager. After winning an appeal nearly 40 years later, the government still didn't pay his $90,000 settlement. Consumer investigator Todd Ulrich went to work on his case and his congresswoman was also there to help. August 20th, 1974, was the last day Navy veteran John Lewis could breathe without damaged lungs. He was... Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy: HUD Sending Almost $20 Million to Central Florida
    October 5, 2018 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — - This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced that Central Florida was getting almost $20 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Murphy, one of the co-chairs of the New Democrat Coalition’s Housing Task Force, noted the funds would go to Orange and Seminole Counties and to Orlando  “to expand the supply of affordable housing, revitalize communities, reduce homelessness, and help individuals with HIV/AIDS find suitable homes”... Read more

  • High-tech center BRIDG may get $30 million from defense spending bill
    October 3, 2018 | In The News

    Osceola News-Gazette — - Kissimmee’s high-tech BRIDG center could receive $30 million from the federal government as part of a massive defense-spending bill signed into law by President Donald Trump Friday.   According to a release, BRIDG - a nonprofit public-private partnership in Osceola County - would use any funding it receives to establish a cybersecurity center and develop microelectronic devices to support the U.S. Department of Defense.   Microelectronics are used... Read more

  • Brian Mast, Stephanie Murphy Get More Funds to Hire Disabled Veterans
    September 17, 2018 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — - U.S. Reps. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., scored another win in their efforts to help more disabled veterans transition to the civilian workforce.   Back in June, Mast and Murphy added an amendment to the fiscal 2019 Legislative Branch appropriations bill which increases funding for the U.S. House’s Wounded Warrior Program. It provided two-year paid fellowships for disabled veterans to work in the Washington or district offices of members of... Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy asks intelligence agencies to look into threats posed by 'deep fakes'
    September 13, 2018 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — - U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy and two colleagues from both sides of the aisle are asking intelligence agencies to evaluate the threats posed by “deep fake” technology. Murphy, D-Winter Park, along with U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Miami, and U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence asking agencies to assess the burgeoning technology, which creates realistic digital forgeries of videos or audio. The technology “could be used by malicious... Read more

  • House Passes Stephanie Murphy's Proposal Helping Transfer Students Without Opposition
    September 6, 2018 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy , D-Fla., scored a win on Wednesday as the U.S. House passed without opposition her amendment helping transfer students understand the impact changing schools has on their student loans.  Murphy explained why she had brought out the proposal.  “As a former college instructor, I know that far too many students are struggling with excessive debt that hurts their ability to succeed when they graduate,” said Murphy .  “My initiative will... Read more

  • Orange schools to get $12 million for enrolling hurricane-displaced students
    September 4, 2018 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — Orange County’s school district will receive $12 million in reimbursement for taking in K-12 students from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands last year, topping the list of Florida counties set to receive the federal funds. U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy’s office revealed the funding breakdown Tuesday. In total, state and local governments will receive $95.8 million to cover the costs of enrolling displaced students. Roughly half of that money, $47.7 million, will go to state... Read more

  • FAA Sending Another $1 Million to Help Sanford International Airport
    September 1, 2018 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy , D-Fla., announced that more federal money will be heading to Central Florida to help Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). Murphy announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will send $1,031,228 federal to produce a new mandated Master Plan which, the congresswoman’s office noted, “is an FAA requirement that allows the airport to refine its plan to improve and expand facilities, increase domestic and international... Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy's Proposal Helping Military Personnel Transition Into Workforce Part of NDAA
    August 14, 2018 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — From her perch on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy , D-Fla., scored a win this week as her proposal to help active duty personnel leaving the military enter the civilian workforce was included in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which was signed into law on Monday.  The NDAA includes a proposal from Murphy , U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich., and U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla. Back in February, Murphy unveiled... Read more

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