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  • Murphy attempts bipartisan balancing act in first year
    January 2, 2018 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy’s bipartisan approach to her first year in Congress scored legislative success on issues ranging from small business to national security and she was also a reliable Democratic vote against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and transform the tax code… She was one of the biggest critics of former White House adviser Steve Bannon and his appointment to the National Security Council, filing a bill to bar political staffers from the important... Read more

  • Peach Bowl wager pits UCF's Rep. Murphy against Auburn's congressman
    December 29, 2017 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — Oranges vs. toilet paper: the battle is on. The classic tradition of political sports bets continues as the University of Central Florida and Auburn University face off in the 2018 Peach Bowl, with U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Winter Park, and Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, making a friendly wager on their home teams. If UCF wins, according to the statement from Murphy’s office, Rogers must deliver a bucket of Florida oranges to Murphy’s office while carrying a “classic” UCF football... Read more

  • Losing 10 customs officers could slow down international passengers, OIA officials say
    December 27, 2017 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — Ten federal customs and border patrol officers from the Orlando International Airport are being reassigned in January to the southwest border, which is worrying local airport officials about potential delays for international passengers. Orlando International officials sent a Dec. 22 letter appealing to several U.S. Senators and Congressional leaders about losing 10 officers for 120 days who would then be replaced by another group, with “the rotation continuing indefinitely.” “We... Read more

  • Carlos Curbelo, Stephanie Murphy Want to Exempt Puerto Rico From Health Insurance Tax
    December 13, 2017 | In The News

    Sunshine State News — With Puerto Rico still recovering from Hurricane Maria, two members of the Florida congressional delegation are calling for providing residents of that island a temporary exemption from the health insurance tax (HIT). U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep.  Jenniffer González-Colón, NPP-PR, unveiled a bill on Wednesday to amend former President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law to provide the temporary exemption. Under... Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy CHIP reauthorization bill lining up as Democrats’ offering
    December 6, 2017 | In The News

    Orlando Rising — With the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program and other health programs expiring, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy has introduced a reauthorization bill that is becoming the Democrats’ favored vehicle facing Republican alternative measures. On Tuesday Murphy introduced House Resolution 4541, which would reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) community health centers funding, and other critical public health initiatives like the Special Diabetes program, the National... Read more

  • Sanford receives grant to hire more police officers
    November 25, 2017 | In The News

    Sanford Herald — EXCERPTS: The City of Sanford is about to be the recipient of a Department of Justice grant to hire more police officers - seven new officers, to be exact, with a grant of $875,000. The grant from the DOJ is called a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program grant. Cities and police departments are awarded money from the grant each year with the aim of improving public safety and reducing crime. Other surrounding areas who won the money included the Orange County... Read more

  • Federal grants to pay for 56 officers in Central Florida
    November 20, 2017 | In The News

    Orlando Sentinel — A federal grant will allow Central Florida law-enforcement agencies to hire 56 officers, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. Six agencies in three Central Florida counties will receive nearly $7 million in Community Oriented Policing Services grants, part of more than $17 million awarded to 15 total agencies in Florida and $98 million across the country. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the biggest local share, receiving more than $3 million to hire 25... Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy leads effort to get $1.2B to help schools accept Puerto Rican migrants
    November 17, 2017 | In The News

    Florida Politics — School districts and colleges in Florida and other states may be in line for some of $1.24 billion in federal support for taking in Puerto Rican children displaced by Hurricane Maria, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy announced Friday. Murphy, a Democrat from Winter Park, has been leading the charge, which has included several other Florida Congress members and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, to get education dollars included in a $44 billion emergency funding request that the White House Office... Read more

  • Florida Hospital Association lauds Stephanie Murphy’s ‘Disaster Displacement Act’
    November 8, 2017 | In The News

    Florida Politics — The Florida Hospital Association is expressing strong support and “deep appreciation” for a bill by U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy that would make Puerto Rican evacuees almost immediately eligible for full Medicaid coverage by the federal government if they have to evacuate to Florida. The hospital association praised Murphy’s “Disaster Displacement Act of 2017,” House Resolution 4249, introduced last Friday by Murphy, a Winter Park Democrat, and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Darren Soto,... Read more

  • Congresswoman Murphy Seeks Federal Funding for Schools Enrolling Displaced Students
    November 7, 2017 | In The News

    Orlando Political Observer — Since October 3rd, more than 90,000 U.S. citizens from Puerto Rico have arrived in Florida through Miami International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and Port Everglades.  U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., renewed her call for emergency federal funding to support school districts in Florida and other states that enroll students from Puerto Rico and other areas displaced by recent hurricanes. More than 5,000 dislocated students have... Read more

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