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  • Murphy and Fitzpatrick Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Stalkers Who Target Children
    January 17, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON   – U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn, reintroduced a bipartisan bill to crack down on adults who stalk children online or in their communities. The  Combat Online Predators Act  increases the criminal penalty that a federal judge is authorized to impose on a defendant convicted of this crime. Last year, the House passed with broad bipartisan support the Murphy-Fitzpatrick bill. The Senate then unanimously passed... Read more

  • Murphy Subcommittee Assignment Will Give Central Florida a Strong Voice on Trade Policy
    January 17, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced she will serve as a member of the Subcommittee on Trade and the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, two of the six total subcommittees within the House Ways and Means Committee. Murphy was appointed to the influential House Ways and Means Committee last week, becoming the only Florida Democrat on the committee in this Congress and the first one to serve there since 2010. “During my time... Read more

  • Murphy Introduces Legislation to Provide All Central Florida Families With a Living Wage
    January 16, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy introduced a bill that would gradually increase the federal minimum wage so all central Florida families can earn a living wage. The federal minimum wage has been frozen at $7.25 an hour for a decade. The Raise the Wage Act would raise the federal minimum wage to $15.00 an hour over the next six years, through 2024. This would particularly benefit families in the Orlando area, which has both a relatively high cost of living and the lowest median... Read more

  • Murphy Announces State of the Union Essay Contest for High School Students
    January 11, 2019 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today invited high school students from Florida’s Seventh Congressional District to participate in an essay contest for a chance to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend President Trump’s State of the Union address as Murphy’s guest. The President will deliver his address on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at the U.S. Capitol. To participate, students must write a 500-word essay on the importance of youth civic engagement and submit it to... Read more

  • NEWS: Murphy Appointed to Influential House Ways and Means Committee
    January 9, 2019 | Press Releases

    As she begins her second term representing Florida’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced her appointment to the influential Ways and Means Committee—the chief tax-writing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Committee has jurisdiction over issues that directly affect the people of central Florida, including taxes, critical federal programs like... Read more

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy Sworn In As Member of 116th Congress
    January 3, 2019 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., began her second term in the U.S House of Representatives today when she was sworn in as a Member of the 116 th Congress by newly-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Two years ago, Murphy became the first Vietnamese-American woman to serve in Congress and the first woman ever to represent Florida’s Seventh Congressional District. Murphy took her second oath of office today on the floor of the House accompanied by her two young children.... Read more

  • Seminole State College of Florida Receives Federal Grant as a Result of Rep. Murphy’s Displaced Student Initiative
    December 20, 2018 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON  – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today announced that Seminole State College, which has four campuses in Murphy’s district, will receive nearly $110,000 in federal funding as a result of an initiative Murphy led to support K-12 schools and colleges that enrolled students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Earlier this year, Murphy announced that as a result of this initiative, K-12 schools in Florida received $95.8 million,... Read more

  • Murphy, Incoming Future Forum Leadership Call for Automatic Voter Registration Provision in H.R. 1
    December 20, 2018 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – The incoming leaders of Future Forum, led by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., today sent a letter to House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leader-Designate Steny Hoyer calling for the inclusion of a provision expanding automatic voter registration (AVR) in H.R. 1—democracy reform legislation that is set to be a top priority in the 116th Congress.  Future Forum is an influential group of young Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who advocate... Read more

  • Murphy-McMorris Rodgers Bill to Encourage Investment in Small Businesses Becomes Law
    December 19, 2018 | Press Releases

    President Donald Trump today signed into law bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Congresswomen Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., to spur job creation by helping more small businesses access growth capital. The legislation, H.R. 4111, the Spurring Business in Communities Act , makes improvements to the federal Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program, which facilitates the flow of private capital to small businesses. This new law will help ensure SBICs are... Read more

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy Delivers UCF Commencement Address
    December 14, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla. today delivered a commencement address at the University of Central Florida (UCF).  Murphy, the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress, spoke to students graduating from the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, and the College of Optics & Photonics.  She discussed her personal journey and offered guidance to students as they prepare to begin the next phase... Read more

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