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  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy Announces $11 Million in HUD Funding for Orange County, Seminole County, and Sanford
    October 14, 2017 | In The News

    Orlando Politics — U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced that Orange County, Seminole County and the city of Sanford will receive a total of nearly $11 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to expand the supply of affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and revitalize communities.   “Central Florida is one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, but access to affordable housing is a serious challenge for both... Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy, Steve Knight Team Up Again to Help Small Businesses
    October 14, 2017 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., scored a win as the U.S. House passed a bill giving more federal funds to small businesses.   Murphy,  the top Democrat on the House Contracting and Workforce Subcommittee despite being a freshman, has been working with U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., this year on various proposals and their “Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017” passed without opposition... Read more

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy Surveys Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico
    October 11, 2017 | In The News

    Orlando Politics — WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., traveled to Puerto Rico as part of a bipartisan delegation of U.S. representatives and senators in order to review the status of recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. The delegation surveyed the damage to Puerto Rico homes and infrastructure on the ground and from the air, and met with federal and local officials who are working to deliver immediate relief to the 3.4 million U.S. citizens living on... Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy, Rick Scott Want Schools to Get Ready for Puerto Rican Students Impacted by Hurricane Maria
    October 9, 2017 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — As Puerto Rico recovers from Hurricane Maria, two politicians from Florida are calling on the U.S. to do more to help impacted students attend schools in the Sunshine State and other parts of the nation. Noting that Congress did something similar in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and other storms, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., is calling on congressional leaders to send emergency federal funds to schools now enrolling students who fled Puerto Rico in the aftermath... Read more

  • Helping Hands: Pulse survivors, families join LGBTQ groups and politicians to send support, supplies to Puerto Rico
    October 3, 2017 | In The News

    Watermark — ORLANDO | As the sun was coming up on the east coast of the United States Sept. 30, the responses by the president in Washington, D.C., and the people of Orlando to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico could not have been more different. “The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” the commander-in-chief tweeted. ”Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of... Read more

  • Florida Voices React to Las Vegas Massacre
    October 2, 2017 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — At least 50 people were shot dead and more than 400 were injured when a gunman opened fire on a crowd attending a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday evening.  The shooting is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, topping last year’s attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando.  Country music star Jason Aldean was performing when shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire, spraying the crowd with round after round of bullets from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel... Read more

  • Murphy Bill for Aid to Puerto Rico Passes Unanimously
    September 28, 2017 | In The News

    Orlando Politics — The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved a bipartisan amendment authored by Rep. Stephanie Murphy to ensure that families in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico are treated equally under the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. The MIECHV program provides annual grants to states and territories to fund home visiting services, including parenting education, for families with young children. Reps. Jenniffer González-Colón, R-P.R.,... Read more

  • Florida Delegation Continues to Urge More Help for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
    September 27, 2017 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — A week after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, members of the Florida delegation continue to push the federal government to increase its relief efforts. Hurricane Maria’s impact is still being felt in Puerto Rico as half of the island’s residents do not have running water and millions are still without power.  On Wednesday, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio--wrote President Donald Trump in support of the governors of Puerto... Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy joins Climate Solutions Caucus
    September 26, 2017 | In The News

    Florida Politics — Winter Park’s U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy has joined the bipartisan Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus that was founded by and is led by Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Kendall and Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch of Boca Raton. Murphy is one of six new members added – three Democrats and three Republicans – to a caucus that now numbers 29 Republicans and 29 Democrats, and includes six of Florida’s 27 members of Congress. The caucus’s stated goal is to push common-sense... Read more

  • Precise Aim Required to Punish North Korea
    September 18, 2017 | In The News

    CQ Roll Call — EXCERPTS: Just weeks after resoundingly passing a new North Korean sanctions law, Congress is back at it again. Lawmakers in both the Senate and the House are already up to their elbows, considering new bills to impose stronger penalties on foreign banks that do business with Pyongyang. But amid lawmakers’ instinctual rush to take more action against the defiant young dictator Kim Jong Un, whose razor-sharp focus on developing his nuclear arsenal shows no signs of abating, including... Read more

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