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  • 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

  • Schiff, Murphy and Curbelo Request DNI Assess National Security Threats of “Deep Fakes”
    September 13, 2018 | Press Releases

    Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats asking the Intelligence Community (IC) to assess the national security threats posed by “deep fake” technology. Deep fakes are realistic digital forgeries of videos, images, or audio created with cutting-edge machine learning techniques. They could be used by malicious actors to falsely portray people saying or doing things... Read more

  • Murphy Measure to Hire More Veterans Passes House; Set to Become Law
    September 13, 2018 | Press Releases

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a government funding package that includes a bipartisan measure co-led by U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. and Brian Mast, R-Fla., to help disabled military veterans transition to the civilian workforce.  Specifically, the measure increases funding for the House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program, which provides two-year paid fellowships for disabled veterans to work as staffers for Members of Congress.... Read more

  • Murphy to Host Seniors Resources Fair in Longwood on Tuesday
    September 13, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., will host a seniors resource fair on Sept. 18 to help seniors in central Florida get information about important resources available to them and their families. The event will feature a variety of organizations that provide specialized services for seniors, including legal services, health care, government services, and more. Murphy said the resource fair will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Longwood Community... Read more

  • Murphy Responds to President’s Comments on Puerto Rico
    September 13, 2018 | Press Releases

    Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy responded to President Donald Trump’s untruthful comments about the number of fatalities in Puerto Rico related to Hurricane Maria last year. Statement by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy: “No objective observer believes the federal government’s preparation for and response to Hurricane Maria was adequate, given that nearly 3,000 Americans in Puerto Rico died.  However, this is a symptom of a much deeper problem. For too long, under both Republicans... Read more

  • Murphy Honors More Than 40 Local Vietnam Veterans
    September 11, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today honored more than 40 local Vietnam veterans as part of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War -- a 13-year coordinated, nationwide campaign led by the U. S. Department of Defense. At a special ceremony at Longwood VFW Post 8207, Murphy presented each veteran with a Vietnam veteran lapel pin to thank them for service and honor their sacrifice. The Vietnam veteran lapel pin displays an eagle on one side, representing each veteran’s courage,... Read more

  • House Passes Murphy Measure to Empower Students to Reduce Debt
    September 5, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House today unanimously passed a measure, authored by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., that will empower college students considering transfers to make better-informed decisions about their academic and financial futures, with the goal of helping them graduate with less debt.  Murphy introduced the measure as an amendment to H.R. 1635, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act , which requires the U.S. Department of Education to work... Read more

  • Central Florida Schools That Enrolled Displaced K-12 Students to Receive Millions as Result of Murphy-Led Initiative
    September 4, 2018 | Press Releases

    As the result of a year-long, bipartisan initiative led by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla, the State of Florida has received $95.8 million in federal funding to reimburse the State and county-based school districts for the additional costs they incurred during the 2017-2018 school year after taking in K-12 students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands displaced by major hurricanes.  Of the $95.8 million, the State will retain $47.7 million and distribute $46.8... Read more

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