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  • House Passes Comprehensive Bill to Address Opioid Crisis that Includes Bipartisan Murphy Measure to Help Babies Born Addicted to Opioids
    September 28, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a comprehensive bill to address the opioid epidemic, and it includes a provision spearheaded by U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Tom Garrett, R-Va., to ensure states have effective plans in place to protect infants who are innocent victims of the opioid epidemic.  The provision creates new federal grants to help Florida and other states develop policies and procedures so drug-dependent babies receive proper care at the hospital... Read more

  • House Passes Two Murphy Measures to Help Communities Prepare for and Respond to Natural Disasters
    September 27, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a disaster recovery reform bill, which includes two measures spearheaded by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy to reform the way the federal government helps communities prepare for and respond to natural disasters like hurricanes. Murphy’s first measure requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide guidance and training to state and local governments, first responders, and local health care facilities on establishing... Read more

  • Murphy Measure to Combat Drug Trafficking Passes House and Likely Will Become Law
    September 26, 2018 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a government funding bill that, as result of bipartisan efforts led by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, provides strong funding for the National Guard counter-drug program.  The Florida National Guard uses these funds to support law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations with the goal of arresting major drug traffickers, seizing illegal drug shipments, and reducing drug-related violence. The bill now heads to the President... Read more

  • 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

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