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  • Rep. Murphy, Rep. Waltz Unveil Legislation to Inform Voters of Elections Hacking
    July 10, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) have formally unveiled bipartisan legislation to require the Department of Homeland Security to notify state and local officials, certain Members of Congress, and potentially affected voters when federal agencies identify an election system breach. The legislation, H.R. 3529, the  Achieving Lasting Electoral Reforms on Transparency and Security (ALERTS Act) , follows reports revealing Russian infiltration into... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Helps Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Assess the Rising Threat of Deepfakes
    July 2, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy (Fla.), along with Reps. Derek Kilmer (Wash.), Peter King (N.Y.), and Will Hurd (Texas), introduced the  Deepfakes Report Act of 2019 . The bipartisan legislation would require the Secretary of Homeland Security to publish an annual report on the rising threat of digital content forgery or “deepfake” technology. Deepfakes are the digital falsification of images, video, and audio to portray individuals as having done or said something... Read more

  • Reps. Stephanie Murphy and González-Colón Secure Language to Combat Drug Trafficking in the U.S. Caribbean Border
    June 28, 2019 | Press Releases

    Washington, DC -    The U.S. House of Representatives approved this week H.R. 3351, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes report language secured by Congresswomen Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) to combat drug trafficking in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Specifically, the language directs the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to revise the Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy,... Read more

  • Murphy Leads Successful Bipartisan Effort to Research Solutions to Harmful Algal Blooms
    June 26, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – The U.S.   House of Representatives has approved two measures authored by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., to fund research on solutions to harmful algal blooms, which are particularly problematic in Florida and can be detrimental to human health, water quality, recreation and tourism, and the broader economy. The Murphy-led measures were included in a House-passed bill that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The first measure... Read more

  • Murphy Introduces Bill to Enhance Congressional Authority Over Tariffs
    June 25, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, today introduced legislation to strengthen congressional involvement in decisions by the U.S. government to impose tariffs on imported goods. The  Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authority Act  is a response to a series of unilateral tariff actions taken by the Trump administration that have caused significant harm to American... Read more

  • Murphy Announces Nearly $4.5 Million for Orlando Sanford International Airport
    June 25, 2019 | Press Releases

      Funds will help upgrade airport infrastructure to make travel safer and more efficient WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) will receive $4,464,990 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to upgrade existing infrastructure to make travel safer and more efficient for area residents and visitors. The funds will help SFB renovate existin g taxiways by upgrading its lighting equipment, build an additional... Read more

  • Reps. Murphy, Shalala, Soto Secure $3 Million to Defend Democracy in Venezuela
    June 20, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure authored by U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, Donna Shalala, and Darren Soto, all from Florida, to defend democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela. The measure, which was included in a larger government funding bill passed by the House today, increases support for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. State Department efforts in Venezuela by $3 million. This funding will be used to support human rights... Read more

  • Reps. Murphy, Demings, Soto Call for Designation of Pulse as National Memorial Site
    June 10, 2019 | Press Releases

    Orlando, FL –  As we approach three years since the Pulse nightclub shooting, U.S. Representatives  Stephanie Murphy (FL- 07 ),  Darren Soto (FL-09), and Val Demings (FL-10) announced legislation introduced to establish the site of Pulse nightclub as a federally recognized National Memorial Site. The announcement was made during a press conference — at the Pulse Interim Memorial today. “The Pulse tragedy shook our community to its core and forever changed us. It’s important we remember... Read more

  • Murphy-Nominated High School Graduates Accepted to U.S. Service Academies
    June 7, 2019 | Press Releases

      SANFORD – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, a    member —   of the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors, recognized high school graduates from Florida’s Seventh Congressional District who will attend various U.S. service academies in the upcoming school   year tuition free. Murphy, who nominated the students during the 2018-2019 school year, presented each nominee with a congressional certificate of recognition and a challenge coin. Surrounded by their friends and... Read more

  • House Passes Murphy Bill to Expand Access to Retirement Plans for Part-Time Workers
    May 24, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., to expand access to retirement plans for part-time workers. Under current law, employers may generally exclude part-time employees when providing a defined contribution plan—such as a 401(k) plan—to their employees. This affects many workers, especially women, because women are more likely than men to work part-time, making the current rules quite harmful for women as they... Read more

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