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  • 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

  • Bill Nelson, Pat Toomey Take Up Brian Fitzpatrick's, Stephanie Murphy's Bill Punishing Stalkers Targeting Minors
    August 2, 2018 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is championing a proposal cracking down on stalkers targeting minors. This week, Nelson paired up with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., to unveil the “Combat Online Predators Act,” a bill increasing criminal penalties on stalkers going after minors including those that take part in cyberstalking, adding an additional five years to a sentence if a stalker targets someone under the age of 18. Their bill also mandates the U.S. Justice Department study... Read more

  • Oviedo post office to be named after fallen war hero
    July 25, 2018 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel  — A post office in Oviedo will be named after local, fallen war hero Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe, who died in 2005 while saving his fellow soldiers during a deployment in Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Cashe rescued multiple soldiers after their patrol vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device (IED) and caught fire. Cashe ignored his wounds and dodged enemy gunfire as he pulled his fellow soldiers out of the flames of the burning vehicle. He later died from his injuries.... Read more

  • Oviedo post office named for war hero
    July 25, 2018 | In The News

    Florida Politics  — An Oviedo post office is officially being renamed for Seminole County Iraq war hero Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe after President Donald Trump signed a bill Tuesday that was sponsored by Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy . “I am deeply inspired by Sgt. 1st Class Cashe’s story. My goal in designating a post office in his honor is to ensure more people in our community learn about his heroism and selfless sacrifice,” Murphy stated in a news release issued by her... Read more

  • SunRail Heads to Osceola County With DOT Funds
    July 19, 2018 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — Three Central Florida Democrats in Congress--U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto--announced on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Transportation is sending $16 million to extend SunRail.  The federal money will go to complete SunRail’s Phase 2 South Project taking the railway south of Orlando into Osceola County including Kissimmee and Poinciana. The 17.2-mile extension will add four news stops and link Sand Lake Road in Orange County to Poinciana... Read more

  • House Passes Murphy’s POISE Act as Part of Intelligence Authorization Act
    July 16, 2018 | In The News

    Orlando Political Observer —   The U.S. House of Representatives approved the  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 , and it includes a provision spearheaded by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla.  Specifically, the provision contains the core of a Murphy -authored bill, H.R. 2645, the  Prevention and Oversight of Intelligence Sharing with Enemies (POISE) Act , which would deter U.S. officials, including the President, from carelessly... Read more

  • Florida lawmakers are pressing FDOT for answers about I-4 being $100 million over budget
    July 13, 2018 | In The News

    Orlando Weekly — After a recent report found that work being done on I-4 is hundreds of days behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget, three Central Florida representatives are looking for answers. Moody's Investment Service report found that the "I-4 Ultimate" project is 245 days behind schedule and $100 million dollars over budget, and revised the project status from "stable" to "negative." In a joint statement sent to the Florida Department of Transportation's secretary Friday, Reps.... Read more

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