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  • Nearly $245 Million Heading to Florida to Help Repair and Build Bridges Under Murphy-Backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
    January 14, 2022 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that the Federal Highway Administration is launching the largest   program —   to fix bridges in American history, dedicating $49 million this year and a total of $245 million over the next five years to maintain and improve 408 bridges in poor condition, and even more in fair condition, throughout Florida. The funding was included in the bipartisan   Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — ,  historic...

  • House and Senate Approve Defense Bill that Includes Murphy Measures to Strengthen National Security and Support Our Troops
    December 15, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON— The U.S.  Senate today passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, following passage in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. This bill, which will now be sent to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law, is annual legislation that authorizes military spending and sets defense policy. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., who serves as the Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Intelligence...

  • Murphy and Waltz Hail Announcement that Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe Will Receive the Medal of Honor
    December 10, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., hailed today’s announcement from the White House that U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for actions taken in Iraq on October 17, 2005. A formal ceremony to honor SFC Cashe and to present the Medal of Honor to his family will take place on December 16, 2021. Today’s announcement was made possible by the enactment of a  bill —  authored by Murphy and...

  • Murphy, Miller, Hern, and Sewell Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Small Businesses Rehire Workers
    December 7, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Carol Miller, R-W.Va., Kevin Hern, R-Okla., and Terri Sewell, D-Ala., today introduced the  Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Reinstatement Act . The ERTC was designed to help small businesses rehire and retain employees they had to let go due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was overwhelmingly supported in the bipartisan  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act  passed in March 2020. “Over the last year and...

  • Murphy Statement on Voting to Advance the Build Back Better Act
    November 18, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., issued the following statement on the  Build Back Better Act : “Tonight, I intend to advance the Build Back Better Act after receiving information from the Congressional Budget Office, the Joint Committee on Taxation, and the Treasury Department that shows the bill is fiscally disciplined. Despite its flaws, the Build Back Better Act has a lot of positive elements. It contains historic investments to combat climate change,...

  • House Passes Murphy-Backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
    November 6, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3684, the bipartisan  Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act , historic  legislation —  that will modernize the nation’s roads, bridges, public transit, and ports, while providing high-speed broadband and clean drinking water to communities throughout the country. The bill, championed by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., will also make crucial investments...

  • Murphy and Others Lead Bipartisan Effort to Prohibit Foreign Contributions to U.S. Ballot Initiatives
    November 4, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., Dean Phillips, D-Minn., and Jared Golden, D-Maine, today introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit foreign money from influencing U.S. elections. The effort comes following a  recent FEC ruling —  that would allow foreign donors could support U.S. ballot initiatives and referendums. “Florida has a rich history of using ballot initiatives to amend...

  • Murphy Announces Nearly $14 Million for Orlando Sanford International Airport Recovery Efforts
    November 3, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is granting nearly $14 million to the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) to help as the airport continues to recover from the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. SFB is receiving this funding as a result of the Murphy-supported  American Rescue Plan Act —  that President Biden signed into law on March 11, 2021. Altogether, Murphy has...

  • Murphy, Waltz Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Drug and Human Trafficking
    November 3, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Mike Waltz, R-Fla., today introduced the bipartisan  Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act  to double law enforcement’s area of operation in coastal waters to enable more effective enforcement of U.S. customs laws, interdict drugs, and stop human traffickers. Senators Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., introduced companion legislation in the Senate. This bill would extend the United States customs waters...

  • Murphy, Crow, Cheney Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Limit Domestic Terrorists From Holding Security Clearances
    October 21, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON —U.S.  Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Jason Crow ,   D-Colo., and  Liz Cheney , R-Wyo.,  joined to introduce bipartisan legislation to limit domestic terrorists from holding security clearances.  The  No Clearance for Domestic Terrorists Act  ( H.R. 5513) amends the guidelines under the  National Security Act   for what may disqualify an individual from having a security clearance to include whether they have been involved in, supported,...

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