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  • Murphy Announces State of the Union Essay Contest Winner
    January 22, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON –   U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced 17-year-old student Mimi (Xiaoyi) Chen of Longwood, Fla., as the winner of her State of the Union essay contest. Launched earlier this month, the contest provided high school students from Florida’s Seventh Congressional District with the opportunity to attend the State of the Union address by submitting a 500-word essay on the importance of youth civic engagement. Chen’s essay, which was reviewed and selected... Read more

  • Murphy to Lead Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Puerto Rico
    January 16, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON— On Sunday, January 19 , U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to Puerto Rico to examine the damage and disruption caused by the recent earthquakes and speak with island residents who have been affected. The delegation, which includes Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico) and Reps. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) and Bill Posey (R-Fla.), will also receive briefings from federal officials, Puerto Rico officials,... Read more

  • Murphy on War Powers Resolution
    January 9, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today voted against a resolution she said would unduly limit the United States’ ability to respond to threats from Iran or its proxies. Murphy, a former national security specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense, said while she has serious concerns about the Trump administration’s long-term strategy in the Middle East, the War Powers Act of 1973 already restricts a president’s power to engage in military action without the... Read more

  • Murphy Announces State of the Union Essay Contest for High School Students
    January 8, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – 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, Feb. 4, 2020, at the U.S. Capitol. To participate, students must write a 500-word essay on the importance of youth civic engagement and submit it... Read more

  • Murphy on House Passage of USMCA
    December 19, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) on a bipartisan 385-41 vote: “I was proud to vote for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a bipartisan trade deal that will create more good-paying jobs and help more Florida businesses and farmers sell their goods abroad. USMCA was the product... Read more

  • House Approves Government Funding Bills that Include Key Murphy Priorities
    December 18, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved two bipartisan bills to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, 2020, which contain numerous measures spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla. These include Murphy-led measures to fund gun violence research, to help states secure their election infrastructure, to combat harmful algae blooms, to empower the people of Venezuela as they seek to reclaim their country from the regime of Nicolás Maduro, to prevent... Read more

  • Murphy, LaHood Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize Financing Tools for Farmers and Manufacturers
    December 17, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Darin LaHood, R-Ill., introduced bipartisan legislation to modernize decades old financing tools used by farmers and manufacturers to grow and create more jobs. The  Modernizing Agriculture and Manufacturing Bonds Act (MAMBA) , H.R. 5422, would streamline private activity bonds to help small manufacturers and first-time farmers grow their businesses, invest in new equipment, and hire more workers. These bonds are a key economic tool for state... Read more

  • House Passes Future Forum-Backed Measure to Support the Next Generation of Public Servants
    December 16, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a provision to increase the number of young Americans entering public service championed by Future Forum, an influential group of young Democratic Members of Congress who advocate for issues and opportunities important to younger Americans. The measure, spearheaded by Future Forum Chair Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Representative Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., addresses a potentially debilitating shortage of government workers in the... Read more

  • House Approves Defense Bill that Includes Four Murphy-Led Measures to Strengthen National Security
    December 11, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation that authorizes funding for the U.S. military and intelligence community and includes four provisions spearheaded by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., to strengthen national security. In addition, the   National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020   (NDAA) provides the largest pay increase for military service members in a decade. It is likely to be approved by the Senate... Read more

  • Murphy, Fitzpatrick, Kuster Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Addiction Treatment Options
    November 25, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), have re-introduced the   Road to Recovery Act   – bipartisan legislation that would improve addiction treatment options under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and help combat the growing opioid epidemic.   This bill would repeal a federal law—called the “IMD exclusion”—and authorize Medicaid and CHIP to cover treatment at licensed, accredited residential... Read more

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