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  • House Approves Murphy Measure to Help Veteran and Women Small Business Owners
    July 18, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bipartisan measure, authored by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, D-Fla. that will help veteran and women entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses. Murphy’s amendment, offered to a larger appropriations bill that the House is scheduled to vote on later this week, will enable the Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish additional Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) around the country, improving the chances that a... Read more

  • Murphy, Soto, and Demings Request Update from Florida Dept. of Transportation on “I-4 Ultimate Project”
    July 13, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto, and Val Demings today sent a letter today to Secretary Dew of the Florida Department of Transportation expressing their concerns over a recent Moody’s Investment Service report, which states that construction on Interstate 4 (I-4) is over 245 days behind schedule and $100 million over budget. The three representatives from Central Florida requested a status update on this situation. In a joint statement, Murphy, Soto, and Demings stated : “Central... Read more

  • House Passes Murphy’s POISE Act as Part of Intelligence Authorization Act
    July 12, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 , and it includes a provision spearheaded by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla.  Specifically, the provision contains the core of a Murphy-authored bill, H.R. 2645, the  Prevention and Oversight of Intelligence Sharing with Enemies (POISE) Act , which would deter U.S. officials, including the President, from carelessly sharing sensitive intelligence... Read more

  • House Approves Bipartisan Murphy Measure to Strengthen DOD Counterdrug Efforts
    June 28, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bipartisan measure authored by U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Andy Barr, R-Ky., to increase funding for the National Guard counterdrug program by $3 million.  This funding will be used by the Florida National Guard and other states’ national guards to combat the flow of illicit drugs into the United States and to reduce drug-related violence.  The Murphy-Barr measure was included within the ... Read more

  • Murphy Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Place Puerto Rico on Path to Statehood
    June 27, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman   Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today helped introduce a bipartisan bill to begin Puerto Rico’s transition to statehood, which will provide the American citizens of Puerto Rico with full voting rights and equality under federal law.  The bill, authored by Puerto Rico’s Republican delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colón, is called the  Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018 .  Including Gonzalez-Colón... Read more

  • Murphy Appointed to Conference Committee for 2019 Defense Authorization Bill
    June 27, 2018 | Press Releases

    Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. was appointed by the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives to serve on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee, a powerful ad hoc panel responsible for reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2019 NDAA before the bill can head to the President’s desk to be signed into law.  Murphy’s selection as a conferee gives her a seat at the table in the direct negotiations... Read more

  • Reps. Murphy, Ros-Lehtinen, and Pocan Honor LGBT Job Creators During Pride Month
    June 26, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Representatives   Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and Mark Pocan, D-Wis., today introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) entrepreneurs and small business owners to our nation’s economy.  Murphy, Ros-Lehtinen, and Pocan introduced the resolution in honor of LGBT Pride Month, which takes place each June and celebrates the LGBT community in the United States and around the world.... Read more

  • Murphy Visits Children at Border Detention Camp in Texas as Part of Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
    June 25, 2018 | Press Releases

    Yesterday, U.S. Congresswoman   Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., joined a bipartisan congressional delegation to Tornillo, Texas, where the Trump Administration built a tent camp to hold migrant children who were detained at the border.  The site opened earlier this month and houses boys and girls ages 13 to 17, including children who were separated from their parents as a result of the President’s now-rescinded family separation policy.  Murphy spoke with some of those children, toured... Read more

  • Murphy Helps Introduce Bill to End Family Separation at the Border
    June 19, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman   Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today helped introduce a bill to end family separation at the U.S. border.  The  Keep Families Together Act,  H.R. 6135, would prohibit children from being separated from their parents at the border and would ensure that families with legitimate asylum claims are treated fairly. “As a mom, I am outraged by the way that innocent children are being treated at the border and frustrated to see this Administration... Read more

  • Murphy Recognizes Local High School Graduates Who Will Attend U.S. Service Academies
    June 18, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today recognized high school graduates from Florida’s Seventh Congressional District who will attend various U.S. service academies in the upcoming school year.  Murphy, who nominated the students during the 2017-2018 school year, presented each nominee with a congressional certificate of recognition and a challenge coin.  Surrounded by their friends and family, Murphy offered the students words of encouragement as they prepare to head off to their respective... Read more

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