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  • Murphy, Demings, Soto Applaud Nearly $4 Million in Federal Funding to Hire Law Enforcement Officers in Central Florida
    October 22, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, Val Demings, and Darren Soto today applauded news that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded nearly $4 million to law enforcement agencies in Central Florida to help keep families safe. The funding is provided through the DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program, which helps state and local law enforcement agencies reduce crime by supporting community policing strategies and allowing them to hire more uniformed officers. The... Read more

  • Murphy, Waltz Request FBI Briefing on 2020 Election Interference
    October 22, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe and Attorney General Bill Barr requesting an official briefing on Russian and Iranian interference in the 2020 election. The request comes after the FBI announced Wednesday that Iran and Russia have actively interfered in the 2020 election — . Voters in Waltz’s district received some of the — ... Read more

  • Murphy Releases 2020 Constituent Casework, Outreach, and Legislative Scorecard
    October 21, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., released today a preliminary 2020 scorecard that outlines her efforts to deliver results for Central Floridians. Since taking office, Murphy has made helping Central Florida families a top priority. In addition to her Washington, D.C. office, Murphy has offices in both Orlando and Sanford, which provide residents of Orange and Seminole counties with two convenient options to reach Murphy’s office to request assistance. To date,... Read more

  • Murphy and Estes Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help American Workers Have Financially Secure Retirements
    October 14, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Congressman Ron Estes, R-Kan., both Members of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation — to improve the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules that apply to retired workers. Under current law, a retiree generally must begin making withdrawals from their tax-deferred retirement accounts when they turn age 72, with failure to do so resulting in a financial penalty. The Murphy-Estes bill would increase that... Read more

  • Murphy Applauds Historic Allocation of Federal Funds for Gun Violence Research
    October 8, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., today released the following statement in response to recent news that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced grant awards to research gun violence. Murphy led the effort to lift the effective ban on federally-sponsored gun violence research, called the Dickey Amendment, in 2018 and later helped secure this critical funding. “I’m proud to see the United States is finally treating gun violence like the public... Read more

  • Murphy and Walorski Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Teachers Purchase Protective Equipment and Cleaning Supplies to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
    October 7, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswomen Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., both Members of the Ways and Means Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation — to ensure that K-12 teachers can claim a federal tax deduction if they purchase air purifiers, cleaning supplies, and personal protective equipment like masks for their classrooms in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The bill, the Supporting Educators During COVID-19 Act , is a response to concerns expressed by Central Florida... Read more

  • Murphy and Katko Lead Bipartisan Group to White House for Meeting on China
    September 30, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Congressman John Katko, R-N.Y., led a bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress to meet with Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger to discuss U.S. policy toward China. In addition to Murphy and Katko, the classified meeting included Reps. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Tom Graves, R-Ga., Kendra Horn, D-Okla., and Mike Rogers, R-Ala. “We are grateful to Deputy National Security... Read more

  • Murphy Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Hold Members of Congress Accountable to Taxpayers
    September 24, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., along with U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., reintroduced bipartisan legislation to hold Members of Congress accountable to the American people. H.R. 8305, the Foster 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 paychecks if Members fail to pass a budget... Read more

  • U.S. House Passes Murphy, Crenshaw, and Waltz Bill to Authorize the President to Posthumously Award the Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe
    September 22, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bipartisan bill — introduced by U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Dan Crenshaw, R-Tex., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., to authorize the President of the United States to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe for actions he took in Iraq on October 17, 2005, and for which he earned the Silver Star. The bill, H.R. 8276 — , would waive a federal law that generally requires a Medal of Honor to be awarded... Read more

  • Murphy Announces Virtual Service Academy Info Session
    September 17, 2020 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, a  member —  of the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors, is hosting a virtual Service Academy Information Session on Sept. 23 for parents and students to learn about the educational opportunities in our nation’s service academies and the application process for each of these prestigious institutions, including congressional nominations. The event will include presentations from representatives of the five service academies: the U.S. Military... Read more

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