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  • NEWS: Murphy Helps Keep Seminole County Veterans Treatment Court in Operation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., helped to keep the Seminole County Veterans Treatment Court in operation by successfully petitioning the U.S. Department of Justice to extend a previously-awarded grant of $380,000 that was set to expire on September 30, 2017. The Court, which provides support to veterans in central Florida who are involved in the criminal justice system, will now be able to use the funds remaining from this federal grant through September 30... Read more

  • NEWS: Murphy Introduces Bill to Increase English-Language Funding for Florida Students
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Murphy speaks to English-language learners during a tour of the Adult Literacy League in Orlando yesterday ORLANDO – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., has introduced bipartisan legislation designed to ensure that Florida receives its fair share of federal funding for English-language learning programs. Her bill, the Ensuring Linguistic Excellence and Vocational Aptitude by Teaching English (ELEVATE) Act, would increase the resources that Florida has availab... Read more

  • NEWS: Yoder, Murphy Introduce Bill to Help Families Afford Child Care
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Reps. Kevin Yoder, R-Ky., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., introduced the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act. This bipartisan bill improves current tax benefits to make child care more affordable for working and middle-class families across the country. By making important updates and reforms to the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), the PACE Act will provide critical financial assistance to help parents... Read more

  • NEWS: Murphy Submits Statement Honoring Billy Manes to U.S. Congressional Record
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy submitted a statement to the Congressional Record honoring Billy Manes, an Orlando writer, activist and icon who passed away recently. In the statement, Murphy recognized Manes’ commitment to LGBTQ equality and the passion with which he pursued it. Full text of the statement submitted to the Congressional Record: Mr. Speaker: It is with a heavy heart that I rise to honor the life and legacy of Billy Manes. Billy passed away last week, f... Read more

  • NEWS: Murphy’s POISE Act Included in Intelligence Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today expressed satisfaction that the core of her bill—H.R. 2645, the Prevention and Oversight of Intelligence Sharing with Enemies (POISE) Act—was included as a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives today. Murphy introduced the POISE Act in May, after the president disclosed highly-sensitive information to senior Russian officials during ... Read more

  • NEWS: Murphy Issues Statement on Minibus Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today issued a statement regarding her NO vote on the “minibus” appropriations bill, which would fund certain federal agencies in the next fiscal year. House leadership politicized the bill by adding a last-minute provision assigning $1.6 billion to construct a border wall. “House Republicans contaminated today’s defense appropriations bill by inserting funds for President Trump’s border wall, once again politicizing our nati... Read more

  • NEWS: Murphy, Fitzpatrick, Donovan Terrorism Prevention Bill Approved by House Homeland Security Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Homeland Security today approved H.R. 3284, the Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Daniel Donovan, R-N.Y. The bill authorizes funding for workshops to be held in cities across the country to train state officials, local officials, and the private and non-profit sectors on ways to prevent and respond to complex terrorist attacks. Orlando host... Read more

  • NEWS: Rep. Murphy Urges Bipartisan Path to Improving Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., joined Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and 86 other Democratic colleagues, in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan outlining a bipartisan path to improving the Affordable Care Act aimed at changes to the individual insurance market. Seven percent of Americans purchase health plans in the individual insurance market, where insurance premiums have skyrocketed and some insurers have ceased participati... Read more

  • NEWS: Murphy Bill to Empower Small Businesses Passes U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2056, the Microloan Modernization Act of 2017, a bill introduced by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla. The bill, which passed unanimously, reforms the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Microloan program and will give small business owners greater access to loans of up to $50,000. “As a former businesswoman, I know that access to capital is the greatest challenge facing new and growing businesses. That... Read more

  • NEWS: Murphy Amendment to Grow High-Tech Small Businesses Passes in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., authored an amendment to assist small businesses and successfully included it in the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives today in a bipartisan vote of 344 to 81. Murphy’s amendment to create jobs and spur economic activity by connecting high-tech small businesses with growth opportunities passed with unanimous, bipartisan support. Murphy’s amen... Read more

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