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  • Murphy and Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Hold Members of Congress Accountable to Taxpayers
    May 24, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., introduced bipartisan legislation today to hold Members of Congress accountable to the American people.  H.R. 5946, the Fostering Accountability, Integrity, Trust, and Honor (FAITH) in Congress Act , would end certain special perks reserved for Members of Congress, enact a lifetime ban preventing former Members of Congress from becoming lobbyists, and withhold Members’ paychecks if they fail to pass... Read more

  • House Approves Defense Bill that Includes Major Murphy Provision to Support Departing Servicemembers
    May 24, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the  Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act  (NDAA),   which sets policy and authorizes funding for the U.S. military.  The bipartisan legislation includes a major provision spearheaded by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., which will help the nearly 250,000 servicemembers who leave the military each year better transition to civilian life and provide for their families.  The House passed... Read more

  • Reps. Demings, Murphy, Soto Announce $1.5 Million in Anti-Terrorism Funding for Orlando
    May 21, 2018 | Press Releases

    Central Florida representatives Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto announced today that Orlando will receive $1.5 million in anti-terrorism funding under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) program.  This is the first time since 2014 that Orlando will receive UASI funding and the most funding the city will receive under the program since 2012.  The federal grant follows months of advocacy efforts by the three central Florida representatives,... Read more

  • Murphy Secures Key Provisions for Country, Central Florida in Annual Defense Bill
    May 10, 2018 | Press Releases

    The House Armed Services Committee advanced the  Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act  (NDAA), which sets policy and authorizes funding for the U.S. military.  U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., secured numerous provisions in the bill to support our nation’s servicemembers and small businesses in central Florida.  The House Armed Services Committee, on which Murphy serves, approved the bill early Thursday morning with strong bipartisan support. The... Read more

  • Murphy-McMorris Rodgers Bill to Encourage Investment in Small Businesses Passes House
    May 9, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Congresswomen Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., to help more small businesses obtain access to private equity capital and long-term loan funds.  H.R. 4111, the  Spurring Business in Communities Act of 2017  makes improvements to the federal Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program, which facilitates the flow of private capital to small businesses.... Read more

  • Murphy to Host Series of Telephone Town Halls to Hear from Her Constituents
    May 9, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., will host a series of telephone town halls this month to provide a legislative update to constituents and to answer any questions they may have on issues important to them and their families.  Each telephone town hall will last approximately one hour and offer residents of Florida’s Seventh Congressional District a simple and convenient way to connect directly with their representative in the U.S. House. ... Read more

  • Murphy Announces Winner in 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    May 7, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today announced that Jessie Li White, a senior at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, Fla., is the winner of her 2018 Congressional Art Competition. A panel of local art teachers reviewed over 50 submissions from high school students in Florida’s Seventh Congressional District during a recent exhibition event hosted by Murphy and ultimately selected White’s piece, titled “Self-Portrait,” as the winning artwork. The Congressional Institute, which sponsors... Read more

  • House Passes Murphy Bill Honoring Fallen Oviedo War Hero
    May 7, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved a bill introduced by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy to name the Oviedo, Fla., post office in honor of Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe, a war hero who grew up in Oviedo and posthumously received the Silver Star for his heroic actions in combat. Murphy introduced the bill in January, and it now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration. Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe (hi-res photo  here — ) “I am incredibly... Read more

  • Murphy-Keating Disaster Relief Amendments Pass House
    April 27, 2018 | Press Releases

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.4, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 . Included in the legislation are two amendments offered by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Congressman Bill Keating, D-Mass., to address preparation, mitigation, and response for areas that are impacted by severe weather and national disasters. “As Floridians know, the best way we can protect ourselves in the event of a natural disaster is to have a strong emergency... Read more

  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Application Process for K-12 Schools That Have Enrolled Displaced Students
    April 24, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. Department of Education today announced that it will make grants to K-12 schools in Florida and other states to assist them with the unexpected cost of educating students displaced by natural disasters like the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in September 2017. This agency action implements a bipartisan initiative that U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy led and that Congress enacted into law in... Read more

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