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  • House Approves Defense Bill that Includes Four Murphy-Led Measures to Strengthen National Security
    December 11, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation that authorizes funding for the U.S. military and intelligence community and includes four provisions spearheaded by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., to strengthen national security. In addition, the   National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020   (NDAA) provides the largest pay increase for military service members in a decade. It is likely to be approved by the Senate... Read more

  • Murphy, Fitzpatrick, Kuster Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Addiction Treatment Options
    November 25, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), have re-introduced the   Road to Recovery Act   – bipartisan legislation that would improve addiction treatment options under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and help combat the growing opioid epidemic.   This bill would repeal a federal law—called the “IMD exclusion”—and authorize Medicaid and CHIP to cover treatment at licensed, accredited residential... Read more

  • Murphy Announces More Than 10 Million for Orlando Sanford International Airport
    November 21, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) will receive $10.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to upgrade existing infrastructure to make travel safer and more efficient for area residents and visitors. The funds enable SFB to renovate 12,000 feet of existing taxiways used by arriving and departing aircraft. “As a world-class destination, our community needs a world-class infrastructure... Read more

  • Murphy, Mast Make Bipartisan Call for Congress to Fund Solutions to Harmful Algae Blooms
    November 14, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Brian Mast (R-Fla.) have made a bipartisan call for Congress to fund research on solutions to harmful algae blooms, which are particularly problematic in Florida and can be detrimental to human health, water quality, recreation and tourism, and the broader economy. Earlier this year, two   Murphy-led measures —   on harmful algae blooms were included in a government funding bill passed by the House. The first measure increased... Read more

  • Reps. Murphy and Díaz-Balart, Senators Rubio and Murphy Introduce Bill to Help School Districts Accommodate Students from Puerto Rico
    October 31, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Mario Díaz-Balart, R-Fla., along with U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., today introduced bicameral and bipartisan legislation to ensure that states like Florida and Connecticut receive their fair share of federal funding to provide English-language instruction to K-12 students. The  ELEVATE Act  will improve the formula that the U.S. Department of Education uses to make grants to states... Read more

  • Murphy, González-Colón Introduce Legislation for Statehood Yes-or-No Vote in Puerto Rico
    October 30, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), alongside Representatives Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, José Serrano (D-NY), Darren Soto (D-FL), Don Young (R-AK), Rob Bishop (R-UT) and 40 other Members of Congress, introduced bipartisan legislation to begin Puerto Rico’s admission process as a State of the Union.   By requiring a Statehood Yes-or-No vote on the Island, this legislation follows the same precedent established for the admission process of Alaska and Hawaii.  The Puerto Rico... Read more

  • Murphy to Host Event Honoring Vietnam Veterans as Part of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
    October 30, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is hosting  a ceremony on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Winter Springs, Fla., to honor Vietnam veterans as part of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War , a 13-year nationwide campaign led by the U. S. Department of Defense. At the ceremony, Murphy will present each veteran with a Vietnam veteran lapel pin to recognize their service and sacrifice. All veterans who served between 1955 and 1975 are eligible... Read more

  • Murphy Announces $17.5 Million to Reimburse Central Florida for Hurricane Irma Costs
    October 24, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that Seminole County and the City of Orlando will receive a total of $17.5 million in federal grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover costs they incurred in connection with Hurricane Irma. Specifically, the federal funds will be used to reimburse Seminole County and Orlando for expenditures they made to prepare for and respond to the storm, including debris removal, infrastructure repair,... Read more

  • Florida Members Call on Congress to Fully Fund Efforts to Defend Democracy in Venezuela
    October 23, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, Donna Shalala, Darren Soto, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, all from Florida, have called on the House and Senate to fully fund efforts to defend democracy and promote the rule of law in Venezuela. Earlier this year, the House passed the   Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020   (State and Foreign Operations bill), a government funding bill that provides over $20 billion for the... Read more

  • Murphy Votes to Advance Historic Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
    October 22, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., voted to advance historic legislation out of the House Ways & Means Committee to lower the cost of prescription drugs for millions of Americans. The cornerstone of the bill, H.R. 3, the   Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act , would give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies for lower prescription drug prices, a proposal Murphy first introduced on behalf of House Democrats in July 2018 in... Read more

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