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  • Murphy and Díaz-Balart Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase English-Language Instruction Funding for Florida K-12 Schools
    April 15, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Mario Díaz-Balart, R-Fla., today introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure Florida and other states receive their fair share of federal funding to provide English-language instruction to K-12 students. The bill, called the ELEVATE Act , will improve the formula the U.S. Department of Education uses to make grants to states so they can hire teachers and purchase instruction materials to help students learn English. The...

  • Murphy Introduces Bill to Assess China’s Efforts to Expand Presence and Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean
    April 13, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today introduced legislation requiring the U.S. government to prepare for Congress a comprehensive assessment of China’s efforts to expand its presence and influence in Latin America and the Caribbean and to describe how these efforts could undermine American interests. Under the bill, U.S. government officials would then be required to brief Congress on America’s strategy to counter China’s more malign activities in this vital...

  • Murphy Announces SBA Program to Assist Live Venue Operators in Central Florida
    April 8, 2021 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program will begin accepting applications from eligible small businesses starting TODAY, Thursday, April 8, 2021. The program is designed to assist live venues, theaters, museums, zoos, and aquariums that have experienced significant revenue losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Murphy-supported American Rescue Plan Act, enacted last month,...

  • Murphy, Demings, and Soto Announce SunRail Suicide-Prevention Grant
    April 6, 2021 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO— U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, Val Demings, and Darren Soto announced a new federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to develop a suicide intervention, outreach, and training program for the Central Florida Rail Corridor (CFRC)/SunRail Commuter Rail System. “This pandemic has been extremely stressful for many Floridians. Our community must be more alert about situations that may require quick intervention to save...

  • Murphy Honors Six Central Floridians as Women of the Year
    March 31, 2021 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced her office has honored six women making outstanding contributions in Central Florida as the 2021 Women of the Year. Women were nominated by members of the community and six winners were selected by an independent panel of female community leaders. As the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress and the first woman to represent Florida’s Seventh Congressional District, Murphy hopes this recognition raises...

  • Murphy and Rutherford Announce South Atlantic Great Red Snapper Count
    March 26, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON— Today U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and U.S. Congressman John Rutherford, R-Fla., announced the beginning of the Great Red Snapper Count in the South Atlantic. Murphy and Rutherford secured $3.3 million to fund this independent 30-month study that will help better understand the true stock of red snapper in the South Atlantic. “As an avid angler, I know fishing is a key part of the Florida way of life and few times of the year are as exciting as red snapper season,” said...

  • Murphy Launches 2021 Reading Challenge Joined by NYT Best Selling Author Brandon Mull
    March 23, 2021 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., invites all parents, teachers, and students in the Central Florida area to participate in her 2021 “Stephanie’s Scholars” reading challenge and join her for a virtual launch event on Monday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. with New York Times best selling author Brandon Mull. Mull is best known for his children's fantasy series, Fablehaven, as well as Dragonwatch, The Candy Shop War, the Beyonders trilogy, and the Five Kingdoms series. “Reading...

  • Federal Government to Investigate Sharp Increase in Florida Manatee Deaths
    March 23, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—In response to a formal request made by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced today — the sharp increase in manatee deaths in Florida constitutes an Unusual Mortality Event (UME). This designation authorizes the federal government, working in coordination with the State of Florida and non-profit organizations, to investigate the cause of the die-off and to take immediate steps to prevent more manatees from dying. Earlier...

  • Murphy Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Businesses Reopen Safely and Protect Workers and Customers
    March 19, 2021 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., along with and Congressman Tom Rice, R-S.C., Congressman Darin LaHood, R-Ill. and Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., this week introduced H.R. 1944 — , the Healthy Workplaces Act. This bipartisan bill will help businesses safely and responsibly reopen and protect the health and well-being of workers and customers. U.S. Senators Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., have introduced — identical legislation in the Senate. The legislation...

  • Murphy Announces Central Florida Community Health Centers Will Join Federal COVID Vaccine Program
    March 12, 2021 | Press Releases
    Tags: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    ORLANDO—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that Sanford-based True Health and their network of community health clinics in Central Florida were invited to join the federal government’s Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program to help allocate more vaccines to underserved communities in the region. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched this program to directly allocate COVID-19...

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