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  • Murphy Honors Florida WWI Veteran at American Military Cemetery in France During Veterans Day Weekend
    November 11, 2018 | Press Releases

    SURESNES, FRANCE – To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, and to honor U.S. military veterans on Veterans Day weekend, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, visited an American military cemetery outside of Paris and laid a wreath at the gravesite of a Florida native who lost his life in the "Great War."  The soldier, First Lieutenant Louis Alexander Torres, served in the U.S. Army's Quartermaster Corps and... Read more

  • Murphy Announces $6.6 Million for Orange County Head Start
    October 30, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is awarding $6.6 million to Orange County to support Head Start centers. Head Start promotes school readiness in children from low-income families up to age five by supporting their development in a comprehensive way. “As a mother, I know how critical the early part of a child’s life is to his or her long-term development and success, which is why I’m so... Read more

  • Murphy Announces $200,000 Federal Grant to Make Improvements to Secret Lake Park in Casselberry
    October 11, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced that the City of Casselberry will receive $200,000 in federal funding to make improvements to Secret Lake Park. Funding will be used by city officials to replace a multi-purpose field, a playground, and a launch area for canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding, as well as to install a new picnic pavilion. “Our public parks are precious assets to our communities, and we should invest in them to keep them clean, safe, and vibrant,”... Read more

  • Murphy Announces $20 Million in Federal Housing Funding for Orange County, Seminole County, and the City of Orlando
    October 4, 2018 | Press Releases

      U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced that Orange County, Seminole County, and the City of Orlando will receive a total of nearly $20 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to expand the supply of affordable housing, revitalize communities, reduce homelessness, and help individuals with HIV/AIDS find suitable homes.    “Central Florida is among the fastest-growing regions in the country, but the supply... Read more

  • House Passes Comprehensive Bill to Address Opioid Crisis that Includes Bipartisan Murphy Measure to Help Babies Born Addicted to Opioids
    September 28, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a comprehensive bill to address the opioid epidemic, and it includes a provision spearheaded by U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Tom Garrett, R-Va., to ensure states have effective plans in place to protect infants who are innocent victims of the opioid epidemic.  The provision creates new federal grants to help Florida and other states develop policies and procedures so drug-dependent babies receive proper care at the hospital... Read more

  • House Passes Two Murphy Measures to Help Communities Prepare for and Respond to Natural Disasters
    September 27, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a disaster recovery reform bill, which includes two measures spearheaded by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy to reform the way the federal government helps communities prepare for and respond to natural disasters like hurricanes. Murphy’s first measure requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide guidance and training to state and local governments, first responders, and local health care facilities on establishing... Read more

  • Murphy Measure to Combat Drug Trafficking Passes House and Likely Will Become Law
    September 26, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a government funding bill that, as result of bipartisan efforts led by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, provides strong funding for the National Guard counter-drug program.  The Florida National Guard uses these funds to support law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations with the goal of arresting major drug traffickers, seizing illegal drug shipments, and reducing drug-related violence. The bill now heads to the President... Read more

  • Murphy Announces $1 Million for Clinic that Treats Servicemembers, Veterans and First Responders with PTSD
    September 21, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy announced today that the University of Central Florida’s RESTORES Clinic will receive $1 million from the U.S. Army to develop its own virtual reality software to treat active-duty servicemembers and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  The RESTORES Clinic uses virtual reality to simulate a patient’s traumatic experience and to help reduce the anxiety the patient associates with that experience, a technique known as exposure therapy. ... Read more

  • Murphy Issues Statement One Year After Hurricane Maria Made Landfall in Puerto Rico
    September 20, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congressman Stephanie Murphy today issued the following statement to mark the passage of one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico: “Today is a day to look back and to honor the American citizens on the island whose lives were lost or upended as a result of the storm, including the tens of thousands who have since moved to Florida in search of opportunity.  Today is also a day to look forward and to affirm our ironclad commitment to Puerto Rico.  Those who seek true... Read more

  • Murphy Announces Three Federal Grants to Improve Mental Health Among Young People
    September 18, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today announced three federal grants to help improve youth mental health training and services in central Florida. Community Initiatives, Inc ., in Orlando will receive $125,000 from the Center for Mental Health Services for youth mental health awareness training. This program will incorporate two evidence-based practices designed to increase first responder and other community partners’ ability to effectively engage young people struggling with mental health... Read more

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