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  • Early Release of Homeland Security Grant for Orlando
    February 14, 2020 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO – Today Reps. Murphy, Demings, and Soto announced that Orlando will again be the recipient of a major terror-prevention and preparedness grant under the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). This year’s award follows a new methodology and will total between $2.8 and $3.5 million. Orlando’s inclusion in the program was restored in 2018 after a multi-year drought, following strong advocacy by Central Florida’s congressional delegation—Reps. Murphy, Demings,... Read more

  • Murphy Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Floridians Can Travel Safely and Efficiently
    February 13, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON   – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, and Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., the top Republican on the Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee, introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure Floridians can continue to travel safely and efficiently in the wake of changing identification standards for airline passengers.  H.R. 5827, the  Trusted Traveler REAL ID Relief Act, — ... Read more

  • Murphy Launches Reading Challenge for Central Florida Students
    February 12, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today launched a reading challenge for K-12 students from Florida’s Seventh Congressional District. Participants of the “Stephanie’s Scholars” reading program must submit reading logs signed by a parent, teacher, or guardian that certify they have read at least five books for elementary school students (K-5th grade), five novels for middle school students (6th-8th grade) and ten novels for high school students (9th-12th grade).... Read more

  • U.S. House Passes Murphy-Backed Bill to Help Puerto Rico Recover From Earthquakes
    February 7, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives today approved emergency legislation championed by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., that would help Puerto Rico families and communities recover from the ongoing earthquakes that have affected the island. The bill would provide funds to repair damaged roads, homes, schools, and electric power infrastructure in Puerto Rico, and includes strict provisions to ensure funds are used in a fully transparent and accountable way. As a... Read more

  • Murphy on PRO Act
    February 6, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON--U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 (PRO Act) : "I strongly support the goal of the PRO Act, which would amend the National Labor Relations Act and other federal labor laws to extend additional legal protections to union workers. I am a deep believer in the importance of unions. This is personal for me. When my family fled Vietnam and was given... Read more

  • Murphy Urges Federal Government to Consider Additional Steps to Protect Floridians from Coronavirus
    February 3, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today urged the federal government to consider taking additional steps to protect Floridians from the respiratory illness known as the coronavirus. In a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, Murphy emphasized the unique nature of the threat to Florida, given that the state is a top tourist destination and home to many senior citizens who are more vulnerable... Read more

  • Murphy, Demings, Soto Announce More Than $2.1 Million in Federal Funding to Combat HIV/AIDS in Orange County
    January 31, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, Val Demings, and Darren Soto today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $2.1 million to Orange County to help individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS obtain access to medical care and critical support services. The federal grant, awarded through HHS’s HIV Emergency Relief Program, provides direct financial assistance to metropolitan areas that have been most severely affected by the HIV epidemic.... Read more

  • Murphy, Soto Announce Compromise Agreement with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Continue Serving Central Florida Veterans at Orlando VA Hospital
    January 29, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto announced today that they have reached a compromise agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that will enable their congressional offices to continue serving central Florida veterans at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Orlando VAMC). Last year, the VA sent a letter — to Murphy and Soto informing them that they would be evicted from the Orlando VAMC at the end of 2019. Staff for Murphy and Soto... Read more

  • Murphy Leads Group Urging Vote on Legislation to End Anti-Muslim Travel Ban
    January 27, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON –U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., led a group of 34 Members of Congress urging House leadership to swiftly pass the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act. The legislation would repeal the Trump administration’s travel ban, which primarily targets Muslim-majority countries. Recent reports surfaced claiming — that the administration may soon expand the ban to cover more countries. Jan. 27 marks the third anniversary of Executive... Read more

  • Murphy Announces State of the Union Essay Contest Winner
    January 22, 2020 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON –   U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced 17-year-old student Mimi (Xiaoyi) Chen of Longwood, Fla., as the winner of her State of the Union essay contest. Launched earlier this month, the contest provided high school students from Florida’s Seventh Congressional District with the opportunity to attend the State of the Union address by submitting a 500-word essay on the importance of youth civic engagement. Chen’s essay, which was reviewed and selected... Read more

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