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  • Murphy and Buchanan Introduce Comprehensive Bill to Combat the Opioid Crisis
    April 19, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., this week introduced a multi-faceted, bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic by strengthening prevention, improving treatment, and supporting law enforcement efforts. The bill, H.R. 5531, the Opioid Emergency Response Act , includes provisions to improve access to treatment, invest in life-saving research, and crack down on synthetic drugs and the criminals who supply them. “Our nation, including many communities in... Read more

  • Murphy-Led Bill to Crack Down on Scam Charities and Protect Taxpayers Unanimously Passes U.S. House
    April 17, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved H.R. 5443, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., that would crack down on fraudulent charitable organizations that scam Americans out of their hard-earned money. This bill creates greater transparency in the tax filing process for charitable organizations so that federal and state authorities can weed out tax scammers. It would also cut red tape and compliance costs to make it easier for... Read more

  • Murphy Announces Winter Park High School Student Accepted to U.S. Air Force Academy
    April 13, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced that the U.S. Air Force Academy accepted Winter Park High School senior Matthew Kuczajda. Kuczajda, who Murphy nominated earlier this year, will attend the prestigious university starting this summer. Upon graduation, he would be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Kuczajda serves as a captain of the varsity track and cross-country teams and as the trumpet section leader of the school’s marching band, all while... Read more

  • Murphy: No Additional CBP Officers Will Be Transferred from Orlando International Airport to the Southwest Border for at Least Three Months
    April 10, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy received confirmation today from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that no additional CBP officers will be transferred from Orlando International Airport to the southwest border during the 90-day period between April 2018 and June 2018. Murphy has been pushing for this result at the request of Orlando International leadership since CBP announced in December 2017 that it would relocate four officers from the airport to the southwest border during the 90-day... Read more

  • Fitzpatrick-Murphy Anti-Stalking Bill Approved by U.S. House
    April 10, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., to protect children by increasing federal criminal penalties for stalkers of minors, including those who engage in cyberstalking, by up to five additional years. The bill, called the Combat Online Predators Act , H.R. 4203, also directs the U.S. Department of Justice to evaluate current federal, state, and local enforcement of anti-stalking laws and to identify... Read more

  • Murphy Announces Five-Year, $20 Million Federal Grant to UCF to Manage Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico
    April 3, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy announced today that, over the next five years, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is expected to receive $20.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enable UCF to lead the joint effort to manage the iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, home to the world’s second-largest radio telescope. NSF has already allocated $5.4 million to UCF in 2018—consisting of nearly a $1 million grant that Murphy announced in February and... Read more

  • Murphy Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    March 28, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is inviting high school students from her district to participate in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The competition gives students an opportunity to showcase their creativity and artistic talent. The deadline to submit artwork to Murphy’s office is April 30, 2018. All submissions will be exhibited at an event in central Florida, and the winning artist will receive a trip to Washington D.C. to be honored at a special ceremony. Their... Read more

  • Murphy Announces $5.1 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Program in Orange County
    March 26, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is awarding $5.1 million to the Orange County Board of Commissioners to support Head Start centers within the county. Head Start provides comprehensive education, health, and counseling services to promote school readiness in children up to age five from low-income families. This grant is an addition to a $6.4 million Head Start grant for Orange County that Murphy... Read more

  • Murphy Announces “Coffee with Your Congresswoman” Events Throughout Orange and Seminole Counties
    March 23, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is hosting a series of “Coffee with Your Congresswoman” events in neighborhoods across Florida’s Seventh Congressional District. The neighborhood events offer opportunities for Murphy’s constituents to visit with her about issues important to them. In order to reduce wait times, constituents may sign up for one of three one-hour sessions. The events are open to all residents of Florida's Seventh Congressional District. “One of the biggest... Read more

  • House Approves Sweeping Bill That Includes Four Key Murphy Measures
    March 22, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today helped pass in the U.S. House of Representatives the Fiscal Year 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act —a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through Sept. 30, 2018. Murphy said the bill contains four bipartisan measures she championed, including allowing the CDC to research gun violence; increasing funding to help women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses; cutting through red tape to help small businesses get microloans; and protecting... Read more

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