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  • Murphy to Host Telephone Town Hall to Hear from Constituents
    October 3, 2019 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today she will host  a telephone town hall on Wednesday, October 9 th   at 6:30 p.m . to provide a legislative update to constituents and answer questions they may have on issues important to them and their families. The telephone town hall will last approximately one hour and offer residents of Florida’s Seventh Congressional District a simple and convenient way to connect directly with their congressional representative.... Read more

  • Murphy Applauds Efforts to Safeguard Florida’s Election Infrastructure
    October 2, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., applauded efforts by  state elections officials   to safeguard Florida’s election infrastructure. In a letter to Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee, Murphy expressed her support for robust investments in cybersecurity to protect against future foreign interference into Florida election systems. In September, Lee made a budget request to state legislators of nearly $1.3 million for the creation of a 10-person cybersecurity... Read more

  • Murphy Helps Secure Additional $1 Million for Center that Treats Servicemembers, Veterans and First Responders with PTSD
    September 23, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that the UCF RESTORES research center and treatment clinic will receive an additional $1 million from the U.S. Army to treat active-duty servicemembers and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). UCF RESTORES uses virtual reality as a tool to enhance simulation of a patient’s traumatic experience and to help reduce the anxiety the patient associates with that experience, a technique known... Read more

  • Murphy Announces Nearly $500,000 in Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Central Florida
    August 20, 2019 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO—Today U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced that the University of Central Florida (UCF) will receive $494,412 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid epidemic in central Florida. The funds will be used by the university to train a new generation of professionals involved in prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. There are an estimated 2.1 million Americans addicted to opioids, typically to prescription... Read more

  • Murphy, Demings, Soto Announce $3.25 Million in Anti-Terrorism Funding for Orlando
    August 16, 2019 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO—Central Florida Representatives Stephanie Murphy, Val Demings, and Darren Soto announced today that Orlando will receive $3.25 million in anti-terrorism funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part of its Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program. This is the most funding the city will receive under this federal program since 2011. The grant is a result of  past advocacy efforts —  by the three central Florida representatives, who were successful... Read more

  • Murphy, Waltz Renew Call for Increased Transparency in Russian Intrusion Into Florida Election Systems
    August 8, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON — Today U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), both former national security professionals at the Pentagon, requested a follow-up briefing for the entire Florida congressional delegation from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with Florida’s election systems. Last month, the Senate Select Committee on... Read more

  • Murphy Urges McConnell to Immediately Hold a Vote on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Legislation
    August 7, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, joined a group of her colleagues in urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to immediately call the Senate back into session to pass  H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act , and  H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act . Both of these  Murphy-backed bipartisan bills —  were passed by the House in February of this year and have... Read more

  • House Passes Murphy-Sponsored Bill to Stop Robocalls and Protect Consumers
    July 25, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation  cosponsored —  by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla. that will protect consumers by seeking to end unwanted robocalls. The Murphy-sponsored  Stopping Bad Robocalls Act , H.R. 3375, would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to enact strong consumer protections and give it strong enforcement powers to combat robocalls. Last year, Americans received  nearly — ... Read more

  • Murphy to Host Town Hall Meetings with Constituents in Central Florida
    July 25, 2019 | Press Releases

    ORLANDO – As Congress prepares to kick-off the August district work period, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced she will host a series of town hall meetings with constituents in central Florida. The effort is part of a broader outreach operation by Murphy’s office that includes office hours, listening sessions — , coffees — , roundtables, advisory boards, and constituent surveys. Murphy will host town hall meetings in both Orange and Seminole counties. “To represent people,... Read more

  • House Passes Murphy-Sponsored Resolution Opposing Global BDS Movement
    July 23, 2019 | Press Releases

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a 398-17 vote a bipartisan resolution,  H. Res. 246 — , cosponsored by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., opposing the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) that targets the State of Israel, a strong U.S. ally. With this resolution, the House has now clearly stated its view that attempts to unfairly single out Israel are counterproductive to efforts to achieve a two-state solution to the... Read more

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