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  • Murphy Provisions Become Law as Part of National Defense Authorization Act
    December 12, 2017 | Press Releases

    Today, the President signed into law the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets policy and authorizes funding for the U.S. military. U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., succeeded in including two provisions in the final bill that will bolster our national security and grow our economy. The provisions make it easier for small businesses to obtain contracts and grants from the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Murphy’s provisions... Read more

  • Lake Brantley High School Student Accepted to West Point
    December 8, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced that Lake Brantley High School senior Olivia Carter has been accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Murphy nominated Carter to the prestigious service academy earlier this year. Carter will attend West Point starting in the summer of 2018. Upon graduation, she would be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. West Point is one of the nation’s five service academies—along with the U.S. Naval Academy,... Read more

  • Murphy Introduces Comprehensive Bill to Reauthorize CHIP, Community Health Centers, and Other Expired Public Health Programs
    December 5, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today introduced comprehensive legislation (H.R. 4541) to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers (CHCs), and other critical public health initiatives like the Special Diabetes program, the National Health Service Corps, and Family-to-Family Health Information Centers. Congress failed to renew funding for these programs by the Sept. 30 deadline, placing their future in peril. In addition, Murphy’s... Read more

  • Murphy Announces $6.2 Million in Federal Funding to Hire Law Enforcement Officers in Central Florida
    November 20, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded over $6.2 million to law enforcement agencies in central Florida to help keep families safe. The funding is provided through the DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant, and will provide funding to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the city of Orlando, the city of Sanford, and the city of Casselberry. The funding will enable these local law enforcement... Read more

  • Murphy Initiative to Help Students Displaced by Hurricanes Included in White House Emergency Funding Request
    November 17, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that her initiative to help school districts in Florida and other states that enroll students displaced by recent hurricanes has been included in the emergency funding request that the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) submitted to Congress. The total request of $44 billion includes $1.24 billion in funding to support elementary schools, high schools, and colleges and universities that enroll displaced students.... Read more

  • President’s Commission on Opioid Crisis Supports Fitzpatrick-Murphy Bill to Improve Addiction Treatment Options
    November 16, 2017 | Press Releases

    The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recently released a report — that expresses support for a bill introduced by U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. The bill, called the Road to Recovery Act, would repeal a federal law—called the “IMD exclusion”—and authorize Medicaid to cover treatment at licensed, accredited residential facilities with 16 or more in-patient beds for individuals addicted to opioids and other drugs. In... Read more

  • Murphy Leads Bipartisan Effort to Help Displaced Puerto Rico Families Obtain Health Care
    November 15, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is leading a bipartisan effort in Congress to seek clarity regarding how American citizens from Puerto Rico who were enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare while residing in the U.S. territory can continue their coverage when they relocate to Florida or another state in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The initiative, which is being is co-led by Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, is a response to multiple press reports finding that displaced... Read more

  • Key Murphy Priorities Included in National Defense Authorization Act
    November 14, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today voted for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which sets policy and authorizes funding for the U.S. military, and includes key wins for central Florida. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. The Senate will now consider the conference report, and, if approved, it will be sent to the President to be signed into law. Congresswoman... Read more

  • House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force Statement on President’s Upcoming Trip to Asia
    November 3, 2017 | Press Releases

    The co-chairs of the Democratic Caucus’ National Security Task Force—Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida, and Rep. Jimmy Panetta of California—issued the following statement on the President’s upcoming trip to Asia, which will take place from November 3rd to November 14th and will include stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii. “As co-chairs of the House Democratic Caucus’ National Security Task Force, we hope the President will... Read more

  • Murphy Introduces Bill to Help Florida Address Health Care, Housing Challenges Due to Hurricane Maria
    November 3, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today introduced legislation to help provide budgetary relief to states like Florida as they face challenges like rising health care costs and affordable housing shortages due to more American citizens relocating from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Maria. The bill, the Disaster Displacement Act , contains provisions similar to legislation passed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 as states took in fellow... Read more

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