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  • Murphy, Mast Make Bipartisan Call for Congress to Fund Solutions to Harmful Algae Blooms
    November 14, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Brian Mast (R-Fla.) have made a bipartisan call for Congress to fund research on solutions to harmful algae blooms, which are particularly problematic in Florida and can be detrimental to human health, water quality, recreation and tourism, and the broader economy. Earlier this year, two   Murphy-led measures —   on harmful algae blooms were included in a government funding bill passed by the House. The first measure increased... Read more

  • Reps. Murphy and Díaz-Balart, Senators Rubio and Murphy Introduce Bill to Help School Districts Accommodate Students from Puerto Rico
    October 31, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Mario Díaz-Balart, R-Fla., along with U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., today introduced bicameral and bipartisan legislation to ensure that states like Florida and Connecticut receive their fair share of federal funding to provide English-language instruction to K-12 students. The  ELEVATE Act  will improve the formula that the U.S. Department of Education uses to make grants to states... Read more

  • Murphy, González-Colón Introduce Legislation for Statehood Yes-or-No Vote in Puerto Rico
    October 30, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), alongside Representatives Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, José Serrano (D-NY), Darren Soto (D-FL), Don Young (R-AK), Rob Bishop (R-UT) and 40 other Members of Congress, introduced bipartisan legislation to begin Puerto Rico’s admission process as a State of the Union.   By requiring a Statehood Yes-or-No vote on the Island, this legislation follows the same precedent established for the admission process of Alaska and Hawaii.  The Puerto Rico... Read more

  • Murphy to Host Event Honoring Vietnam Veterans as Part of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
    October 30, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is hosting  a ceremony on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Winter Springs, Fla., to honor Vietnam veterans as part of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War , a 13-year nationwide campaign led by the U. S. Department of Defense. At the ceremony, Murphy will present each veteran with a Vietnam veteran lapel pin to recognize their service and sacrifice. All veterans who served between 1955 and 1975 are eligible... Read more

  • Murphy Announces $17.5 Million to Reimburse Central Florida for Hurricane Irma Costs
    October 24, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that Seminole County and the City of Orlando will receive a total of $17.5 million in federal grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover costs they incurred in connection with Hurricane Irma. Specifically, the federal funds will be used to reimburse Seminole County and Orlando for expenditures they made to prepare for and respond to the storm, including debris removal, infrastructure repair,... Read more

  • Florida Members Call on Congress to Fully Fund Efforts to Defend Democracy in Venezuela
    October 23, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, Donna Shalala, Darren Soto, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, all from Florida, have called on the House and Senate to fully fund efforts to defend democracy and promote the rule of law in Venezuela. Earlier this year, the House passed the   Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020   (State and Foreign Operations bill), a government funding bill that provides over $20 billion for the... Read more

  • Murphy Votes to Advance Historic Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
    October 22, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., voted to advance historic legislation out of the House Ways & Means Committee to lower the cost of prescription drugs for millions of Americans. The cornerstone of the bill, H.R. 3, the   Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act , would give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies for lower prescription drug prices, a proposal Murphy first introduced on behalf of House Democrats in July 2018 in... Read more

  • Murphy Accepting Applications for Youth Advisory Board
    October 18, 2019 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is currently accepting applications for her Youth Advisory Board. This highly selective advisory board is designed to allow students to advise Murphy on topics that directly affect young people, while offering an opportunity to suggest new policies that improve young lives. Murphy is the Chair of Future Forum, an influential group of young House Democrats who focus on issues and opportunities important to young Americans. “As a... Read more

  • Murphy Announces More Than $158,000 in Public Safety Funds for Central Florida Schools and Communities
    October 17, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that the cities of Sanford and Casselberry, along with Seminole and Orange counties, will receive thousands in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The City of Sanford will receive $34,571, the City of Casselberry will receive $10,650, and Seminole County government will receive $42,721 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. These investments will support a broad... Read more

  • Murphy, Crenshaw, Waltz Urge the Defense Department to Award Alwyn Cashe the Medal of Honor
    October 17, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—Today U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Dan Crenshaw, R-Tex., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., urged the U.S. Department of Defense to consider awarding the Medal of Honor to Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe, a war hero who grew up in Oviedo, Fla., which is in Murphy’s congressional district. In a bipartisan letter sent to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, the three Members of Congress cited SFC Cashe’s extraordinary heroism and self-sacrifice as... Read more

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