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  • Murphy Introduces Bill to Help Central Florida Working Families Access Affordable Child Care
    March 13, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla. introduced today bipartisan legislation to help hard-working families in central Florida access affordable child care. The  Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone Act (PACE Act) , cosponsored by Republican Jason Smith of Missouri, would update two existing provisions in the federal tax code that help cover expenses associated with child or dependent care to make these services more affordable and put more money in the... Read more

  • Murphy Raises Local Transportation Priorities at Committee Hearing on Infrastructure
    March 7, 2019 | Press Releases

    To view Congresswoman Murphy’s committee remarks, click here — . To download video, click here — . BROADCASTERS: Florida Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, a member of the all-powerful House Ways and Means Committee, took part of a hearing — in Congress where she raised local transportation priorities like increased funding for upgrades to I-4. The hearing was part of the effort by the U.S. House of Representatives to begin deliberations on an upcoming major infrastructure proposal and to bring attention... Read more

  • Murphy Supports Bipartisan Effort to Strengthen Background Checks
    February 28, 2019 | Press Releases

    To download video of Congresswoman Murphy speaking on the House floor, click here — . Audio can be found here — . WASHINGTON— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved two bipartisan bills to strengthen the background check system for gun purchases: “These commonsense, bipartisan measures will close long-standing loopholes in our background check system that have allowed dangerous people to obtain... Read more

  • Murphy Urges VA to Provide Counseling Services in Seminole County
    February 26, 2019 | Press Releases

      WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla. urged the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to establish a community-based facility in Seminole County to provide counseling and other services to active-duty servicemembers and veterans who served in combat and to family members who lost a loved one as a result of military service. Currently, the VA operates such facilities in neighboring Orange, Lake, and Volusia... Read more

  • Valencia College Receives Federal Funds as a Result of Murphy’s Displaced Student Initiative
    February 20, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced that Valencia College will receive more than $1,000,000 in federal funds as a result of a Murphy-led initiative to support K-12 schools and colleges that enrolled students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Last year, Murphy announced that thanks to this initiative, K-12 schools in Florida received $95.8 million, with Orange County Public Schools receiving over... Read more

  • Murphy Launches Listening Sessions to Take Community Concerns to Washington
    February 19, 2019 | Press Releases

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP — WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced she is hosting a series of listening sessions across Florida’s Seventh Congressional District to offer her constituents an opportunity to share their thoughts on issues important to them. The effort is part of a broader outreach operation by Murphy’s office that includes office hours, coffee conversation events, social media outreach, and constituent surveys. These events help Murphy be better... Read more

  • Murphy Honors Parkland Shooting Victims on the House Floor
    February 14, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla. spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the victims of the shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. Today marks one year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took the lives of 17 people, most of them young students. This week, Murphy also took part in a  moment of silence —  on the House floor, along with other members of the Florida congressional delegation. She... Read more

  • Murphy, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Keep Congress Working During Shutdowns
    February 12, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – With only days before a critical government funding deadline, U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn, introduced bipartisan legislation that would require all Members of Congress to do their job by staying in Washington to work during a government shutdown. The bipartisan  Keep Congress Working Act  would require Congress to remain in session and work if the government is shut down. The last government shutdown lasted a record-breaking 35 days,... Read more

  • Murphy Meets With Parents of Parkland Victims to Discuss Efforts to End Gun Violence
    February 8, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON— Less than a week before the anniversary of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy met with  Stand with Parkland — , a national organization founded by families of students and teachers killed in the shooting. In their meeting, they discussed the urgent need to take action to end gun violence and called for passage of the bipartisan  Background Checks Act , which Murphy has cosponsored. The bill would... Read more

  • Murphy Letter Leads to Trump Administration Reopening Investigation Into Unfair Tomato Trade Practices By Mexico
    February 8, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, issued the following statement on the Department of Commerce’s decision to reopen an investigation into unfair tomato trade practices by Mexico. The move comes after Murphy and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress pushed the Trump Administration to withdraw from an agreement with Mexico, citing these unfair trade practices. Florida tomato producers had shared data with... Read more

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