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  • 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

  • Stephanie Murphy and Jenniffer Gonzalez introduce bill to take Puerto Rico to statehood
    June 27, 2018 | In The News

    El Sentinel — With the intention that Puerto Rico becomes a state, the resident commissioner of Puerto Rico in Washington D.C., Jenniffer González Colón, presented a bipartisan bill to begin the transition to statehood. The bill was supported by US Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park in Florida. “My central Florida district is home to more Puerto Ricans than nearly any other congressional district,” said Murphy . “I care deeply about Puerto Rico because my constituents care deeply about... Read more

  • Florida lawmakers file bill to end family separation at U.S. border
    June 19, 2018 | In The News

    Orlando Weekly — Florida lawmakers, along with 190 other House Democrats, filed a bill Tuesday to end the Trump Administration's policy to separate migrant children from their parents at our country's border. Local Representatives Val Demings and Stephanie Murphy were among the co-signers of the bill. "We are a country of law and order, but it seems to me like this Administration has forgotten about the order part," said Murphy in a statement. "The White House implemented this new border policy... Read more

  • Tom Garrett, Stephanie Murphy Get Bill Helping Drug Addicted Infants Through House
    June 18, 2018 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — Last week, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bill from U.S. Reps. Tom Garrett, R-Va., and Stephanie Murphy , D-Fla., ensuring states have plans ready to help infants born dependent on drugs.  The House passed Garrett’s and Murphy’s “Assisting States’ Implementation of the Plans of Safe Care Act” on a 406 to 3 vote. Republican U.S. Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Thomas Massie voted against the proposal which has the U.S. Department of Health... Read more

  • Florida Senators, Central Florida Representatives: Stop Pulling CBP Officers from Orlando International Airport
    June 15, 2018 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — Florida‘s two U.S. senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio--teamed up with three Central Florida Democrats--U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto--to call on the  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to keep officers in the Orlando area.  This week, the senators and representatives wrote CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to stop Temporary Duty Assignments (TDY) requiring CBP officers leave Central Florida--including assignments... Read more

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