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  • Precise Aim Required to Punish North Korea
    Posted in In The News on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    CQ Roll Call 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 with anot... Read more

  • Anti-terrorism bill co-introduced by Stephanie Murphy passes House
    Posted in In The News on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Florida Politics A bill co-introduced by Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park to provide money for anti-terrorism workshops for first responders has been approved by the House of Representatives. The “Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series Act of 2017,” House Resolution 3284, also introduced by U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, a Pennsylvania Republican, and Dan Donovan, a New York Republican, provides funding for training of federal, state, and local first responders to pr... Read more

  • Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy Authored Measure Passes to Improve Opportunities for Women in Business
    Posted in In The News on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Orlando Political Observer The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure, authored by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., to help women entrepreneurs and small business owners start or grow their business. Murphy’s amendment, offered to the Fiscal Year 2018 government funding package, will enable the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish five to six new Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) around the country, improving the opportunities availab... Read more

  • Congress Should Give Families More Credit
    Posted in In The News on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Bloomberg Congress returns to Washington this week to a meat grinder: In short order, members must raise the debt ceiling, pass a budget (to avoid a government shutdown) and deliver emergency relief to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. So it might seem unrealistic to suggest that they strike a bipartisan deal on child-care tax credits. Yet this is precisely the kind of small but meaningful legislation that would show the American public that Congress is, in fact, capable of doing something -- and... Read more

  • There's a Bipartisan Bill to Make Childcare More Affordable, But Does It Have a Shot?
    Posted in In The News on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Ivanka Trump isn’t the only Washington rookie championing measures to help working families—you can add Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a freshman Congresswoman from Florida, to that list, too. Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy: Changing How Feds Fund English-Language Programs Will Help Florida
    Posted in In The News on August 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Insisting it will help Florida and its growing Puerto Rican population, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., rounded up several members of the Florida delegation to support her proposal to change how the federal government funds English language learning programs. Read more

  • NAWBO Applauds U.S. House Passage of Microloan Modernization Act
    Posted in In The News on August 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    NAWBO National was recently proud to applaud the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Microloan Modernization Act of 2017—legislation sponsored by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-7) and supported by NAWBO. Read more

  • Stephanie Murphy, Kevin Yoder Push Tax Reform on Child, Dependent Care Credits
    Posted in In The News on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    With Congress expected to tackle tax reform when it returns to Washington after Labor Day, a freshman Democrat from the Sunshine State called for improving tax benefits for child care. Read more

  • An unlikely duo has teamed up to try to fight the US's childcare problem
    Posted in In The News on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Reps. Kevin Yoder of Kansas and Stephanie Murphy of Florida introduced the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone Act in the House. The legislation aims to make childcare more affordable for families by modestly tweaking existing tax credits and raising spending-account limits used to cover the costs of childcare. Read more

  • Commentary: Bipartisan health care hope? In Congress? Just maybe
    Posted in In The News on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Scott Maxwell, a contact reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, wrote a commentary highlighting the effort of the “Problem Solvers Caucus” to unite both sides to pass a bipartisan health care bill. Central Florida Democrats Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto are among the ranks. Read more

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