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  • House Passes Murphy Bill to Expand Access to Retirement Plans for Part-Time Workers
    May 24, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., to expand access to retirement plans for part-time workers. Under current law, employers may generally exclude part-time employees when providing a defined contribution plan—such as a 401(k) plan—to their employees. This affects many workers, especially women, because women are more likely than men to work part-time, making the current rules quite harmful for women as they... Read more

  • Murphy, Waltz Announce Legislation Requiring Public Alerts After Elections Infiltration
    May 23, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., announced they will introduce bipartisan legislation to require federal officials to alert Congress, state officials, and the public when election systems are hacked. The Achieving Lasting Electoral Reforms on Transparency and Security Act (ALERTS Act) follows reports revealing Russian military intelligence officers gained access to the computer network of two Florida counties in the run-up to the... Read more

  • Murphy to Host ‘Coffee With Your Congresswoman’ Events in Central Florida
    May 21, 2019 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., will host her annual series of neighborhood coffees in central Florida to offer constituents an opportunity to meet with her and share their thoughts on issues important to them. The effort is part of a broader outreach operation by Murphy’s office that includes office hours, listening sessions, roundtables, advisory boards, town halls, and constituent surveys. The ‘Coffee With Your Congresswoman’ events will be held in both Orange... Read more

  • Winter Park Student’s Artwork Selected to Hang in U.S. Capitol Building
    May 15, 2019 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced Winter Park High School senior Katie Boucher as the winner of her 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Murphy recently hosted an art exhibition where a panel of local art teachers reviewed dozens of submissions from area high school students and ultimately selected Boucher’s piece,   “All Eyes On Me,”   as the winning artwork. The Congressional Institute, which sponsors the yearly competition, will now... Read more

  • Central Florida Congressional Delegation Helps Secure More Than $20 Million for Special Olympics in Key House Bill
    May 14, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced that the House Appropriations Committee has approved legislation that would provide $21.1 million for Special Olympics programs, after Murphy and fellow central Florida representatives Darren Soto and Val Demings led an effort earlier this year to ensure strong federal support for the organization. Orlando is scheduled to host the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. In March, the Trump Administration sought... Read more

  • Reps. Murphy, Waltz Demand Answers on Russian Intrusion into Florida Election Systems
    May 2, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), both former national security specialists at the Pentagon, requested that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provide a classified briefing for the entire Florida congressional delegation on the nature and extent of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in Florida during the 2016 presidential election. The Special Counsel’s report on Russian election interference... Read more

  • Murphy Responds to Crisis in Venezuela
    April 30, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—In a speech delivered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., said the people of Venezuela will not prosper as long as the regime of Nicolás Maduro remains in power and that “the regime must go.” “The United States cannot be passive. We must stand behind the proud Venezuelan patriots who have taken to the streets and are struggling to reclaim their country from the regime that is destroying it,”  said... Read more

  • Congresswoman Murphy Reappointed to West Point Board of Visitors
    April 24, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that she has been reappointed to the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Murphy was selected to serve in this role by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and will help oversee morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, and other academy matters. During her first term in office, Murphy became the first Florida congresswoman ever appointed... Read more

  • Murphy, Soto, Demings Announce Nearly $25 Million to Increase Affordable Housing in Central Florida
    April 17, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – Central Florida Reps. Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto, and Val Demings announced today the cities of Orlando and Sanford, along with Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, will receive nearly $25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to increase affordable housing, revitalize communities, reduce homelessness, and help individuals with HIV/AIDS find suitable homes. “When every family has a roof over their head,... Read more

  • Deadline Approaching for Rep. Murphy’s Summer Congressional Internship Program
    April 11, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is currently accepting applications for her summer 2019 congressional internship program. Following passage of a new law supported by Murphy, congressional offices now have dedicated resources to offer paid internships in Washington, D.C. to eligible students. High cost of living and lodging in our nation’s capital make taking an unpaid internship unfeasible for many students. Providing paid internships will... Read more

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