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  • Trump Health Secretary Agrees with Murphy: CDC Should Research Gun Violence
    February 15, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., welcomed today’s comments by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar that he would like his department to conduct research into the causes of gun violence. Murphy—who is the author of the  Gun Violence Research Act —has been a vocal advocate for greater research to understand the root causes of gun violence and how to respond when these incidents occur. Last year, Murphy introduced legislation that would... Read more

  • Murphy Bill Seeks to Tighten White House Security Clearance Rules
    February 14, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today introduced a bill that would codify what she calls the “Coats Rule,” named after President Trump’s Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who this week declared in congressional testimony that individuals with interim security clearances should have limited access to our nation’s most sensitive secrets. Murphy, who is a former national security specialist for the Department of Defense, said her bill, called the Protect America’s... Read more

  • Murphy Bill Honoring Fallen Oviedo War Hero Receives Support of Entire Florida Delegation in U.S. House
    February 12, 2018 | Press Releases

    A bill introduced by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy to name a U.S. post office in Oviedo, Fla., after Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe has received the support of Florida’s entire 27-member delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives, which consists of 16 Republicans and 11 Democrats. This is a major milestone and one required for the bill to move forward in the legislative process. Murphy filed the bill last month to honor the memory of Sergeant... Read more

  • Murphy Initiative to Become Law as Part of Bipartisan Budget Deal
    February 9, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today helped pass the Bipartisan Budget Act, which will fund the government for another six weeks and pave the way for Congress to fully fund the nation’s key domestic and defense priorities. It also includes funding—as part of a disaster relief package in the bill—for a Murphy-led initiative that will help K-12 schools and colleges, especially in Florida, that enroll displaced students from Puerto Rico and other disaster-stricken areas. “I’ll always put people... Read more

  • Murphy Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Departing Military Servicemembers Successfully Transition to Civilian Life
    February 6, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., today introduced a bipartisan bill to help the more than 200,000 servicemembers who leave the military each year successfully transition to civilian life and provide for their families. The  Better Access to Technical Training, Learning, and Entrepreneurship (BATTLE) for Servicemembers Act  will better prepare departing servicemembers to attend college, learn a technical trade, or start a small business. Congressman Jack Bergman, R-Mich., Congressman... Read more

  • EPA to Prioritize Redevelopment of Formerly Contaminated Site in Historic Downtown Sanford
    February 1, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today announced the federal government will prioritize the completion of decontamination efforts at a former dry-cleaning facility in historic downtown Sanford, Fla., and expedite the redevelopment of the property to benefit the local community and economy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently included the Sanford site on its new “Superfund Redevelopment Focus List.” “The inclusion of the Sanford site on the EPA’s Superfund Redevelopment Focus... Read more

  • Rosen, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Veteran Homelessness
    February 1, 2018 | Press Releases

    This week, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) introduced the Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018 with Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Bruce Westerman (R-AR). This bipartisan legislation would reauthorize several key programs that provide outreach and services to homeless veterans in Nevada and across the country. The bill would renew eight U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Labor programs that will begin to expire on... Read more

  • Democratic National Security Task Force Responds to the President’s State of the Union Address
    January 30, 2018 | Press Releases

    The co-chairs of the Democratic Caucus’ National Security Task Force—Reps. Stephanie Murphy of Florida, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, and Jimmy Panetta of California—issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union address: “The State of the Union is an opportunity for the President to explain to the American people and their representatives in Congress the most serious security threats our country faces and our plan to address those threats. Unfortunately, whether... Read more

  • Murphy Responds to President’s State of the Union Address
    January 30, 2018 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., issued the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Trump stated that we are one American family. However, my sense is the vast majority of Americans do not feel that way; instead, while they are deeply patriotic, they believe our nation is being torn apart by excessive partisanship, severe dysfunction, and a lack of civility and mutual respect. If we truly aspire to be one American family—to... Read more

  • El invitado de la congresista Murphy al discurso sobre el Estado de la Unión destacará los desafíos que enfrentan las familias desplazadas de Puerto Rico
    January 24, 2018 | Press Releases

    La congresista Stephanie Murphy de Winter Park, Florida, invitó a Emmanuel Ortiz-Nazario, un señor de 30 años de Puerto Rico que se trasladó con su esposa y dos niños pequeños al centro de Florida después del huracán María, como su invitado al primer discurso sobre el Estado de la Unión el cual el presidente Trump dará el 30 de enero del 2018. Murphy invitó a Ortiz a resaltar los desafíos de educación, salud y vivienda que enfrentan las familias desplazadas, y para pedirle al presidente Trump... Read more

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