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  • House Passes COVID Relief Bill that Includes Major Murphy Initiative to Keep Businesses Open and Save Jobs
    December 21, 2020 | Press Releases
    Tags: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives today approved COVID-19 relief legislation that includes numerous bipartisan measures spearheaded by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla. Most notably, it includes the core of Murphy’s bill — to extend and enhance the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), which helps businesses retain and rehire workers. Murphy spent the last eight months leading this legislative initiative and building a broad bipartisan coalition behind ERTC expansion.... Read more

  • Murphy Urges House Leadership to Request House-wide Intelligence Briefing on Suspected Russian Hack
    December 18, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, a former national security specialist at the Pentagon, sent a letter urging House leadership to schedule a classified, bipartisan briefing for Members of Congress regarding the recently-revealed cyberattack on the networks of the federal government and much of corporate America. The attack is widely believed to have been the work of a Russian intelligence agency. “Public reports about the consequences of this attack for U.S. national security... Read more

  • Murphy Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge Winner
    December 17, 2020 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO–U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for Florida’s Seventh Congressional District. Dylan Harte, a senior at Lake Mary Preparatory School in Seminole County, created the winning app, Pre-Calculus Buddy, to help students study the various topics covered in their pre-calculus curriculum. The Congressional App Challenge is part of a national effort to support and encourage education in STEAM (Science, Technology,... Read more

  • U.S. House Passes Murphy Measure That Creates Path Forward to Improve Water Quality in Lake Jesup
    December 11, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, which includes a provision authored by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., that authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study to determine whether to fund an ecosystem restoration project in Central Florida. The project, if funded, would restore the natural flow of the St. Johns River and lead to improved water quality in Lake Jesup, located in Seminole... Read more

  • House Passes Bipartisan Murphy Bill to Strengthen Criminal Penalties for Adults Who Stalk Children
    December 8, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., alongside Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Senators Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., which will strengthen criminal penalties for adults who stalk or severely harass children, either online or in the community. The bill, the  Combat Online Predators Act , was passed by the Senate in October and now heads to the President’s desk for his... Read more

  • Murphy Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Unemployed Workers Wronged by State Misdistribution of Unemployment Benefits
    December 4, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., alongside U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., has introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure certain unemployed workers are not held financially responsible for mistakes made by states like Florida in the distribution of unemployment benefits. Murphy’s bill – the Relief for Working Families Act would prevent workers who received an overpayment of federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits by the State of Florida... Read more

  • President Signs into Law Bill to Authorize Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe to Receive the Medal of Honor
    December 4, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump today signed into law a bipartisan bill — introduced by U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Dan Crenshaw, R-Tex., to authorize U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe to posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for actions taken in Iraq on October 17, 2005. The bill, H.R. 8276 — , waives a federal law that requires a Medal of Honor to be awarded within five years of the actions that give rise to the award. The bill was approved by the... Read more

  • House Majority Whip Clyburn Appoints Murphy as Chief Deputy Whip
    December 2, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., this week appointed U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., as a Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Majority. In this role, Murphy will assist in helping Democrats better communicate with House leadership so that legislation that comes to the House floor reflects the views of the entire Democratic caucus. As Chief Deputy Whip, Murphy also has a seat in the powerful House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which recommends... Read more

  • Murphy, Waltz, Crenshaw Urge Defense Department to Recommend That President Award the Medal of Honor to Alwyn Cashe
    November 17, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Dan Crenshaw, R-Tex., today sent a letter — to the Acting Secretary of Defense, Chris Miller, urging him to formally recommend to the President that he posthumously award the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe for actions taken in Iraq on October 17, 2005. In August, the previous Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, sent a letter — to the three Members of Congress, stating that the Department of Defense... Read more

  • Senate Passes Murphy, Crenshaw, and Waltz Bill to Authorize the President to Posthumously Award the Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe
    November 10, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today approved a bipartisan  bill —  introduced by U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Dan Crenshaw, R-Tex., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., to authorize the President of the United States to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe for actions he took in Iraq on October 17, 2005. The bill,  H.R. 8276 — , would waive a federal law that generally requires a Medal of Honor to be awarded within five years of the actions that... Read more

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