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  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy Announces $6.4 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Program in Orange County
    October 26, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., announced today that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is awarding $6.4 million to Orange County to support Head Start centers. Head Start promotes school readiness in children from low-income families up to age five by supporting their development in a comprehensive way. “As a mother, I know how critical the early part of a child’s life is to his or her long-term development and success. This investment in our... Read more

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy Announces $11 Million in HUD Funding for Orange County, Seminole County, and Sanford
    October 13, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced that Orange County, Seminole County and the city of Sanford will receive a total of nearly $11 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to expand the supply of affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and revitalize communities. “Central Florida is one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, but access to affordable housing is a serious challenge for both new and long-time residents.... Read more

  • U.S. House Approves Bipartisan Knight-Murphy Bill to Support High-Tech Small Businesses
    October 11, 2017 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Steve Knight, R-Calif., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., to help more small businesses gain access to federal funds for the research and development of new products. The House approved the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017, H.R. 2763, in a unanimous vote. “As someone who advised startups in the private sector, I know entrepreneurs need capital to get... Read more

  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy Surveys Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico
    October 10, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., traveled to Puerto Rico as part of a bipartisan delegation of U.S. representatives and senators in order to review the status of recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. The delegation surveyed the damage to Puerto Rico homes and infrastructure on the ground and from the air, and met with federal and local officials who are working to deliver immediate relief to the 3.4 million U.S. citizens living on the island. Murphy and members of... Read more

  • Murphy to Travel to Puerto Rico as Part of Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
    October 6, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., will travel tomorrow to Puerto Rico as part of a bipartisan delegation of U.S. representatives and senators in order to review the status of relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. Central Florida is home to nearly 400,000 individuals of Puerto Rican heritage, many of whom have family and friends still living in the U.S. territory of 3.4 million American citizens.   Murphy pushed the federal government to adequately... Read more

  • Murphy Leads Bipartisan Effort in Congress to Help Florida and Other States Educate Students Displaced by Recent Hurricanes
    October 5, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is leading a bipartisan effort in Congress to allocate emergency federal funding to help school districts and colleges in Florida and other states enroll students displaced by recent hurricanes, including students from the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico who may relocate with their families to Florida as a result of Hurricane Maria. “Our nation must stand united in times of crisis. Right now, our American brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico,... Read more

  • Reps. Murphy, Demings and Soto Announce $12 Million Grant to Ease Traffic Congestion in Orlando
    October 5, 2017 | Press Releases

    Central Florida Representatives Stephanie Murphy, Val Demings and Darren Soto today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a nearly $12 million grant to the Florida Department of Transportation, MetroPlan Orlando, and the University of Central Florida to jointly develop “intelligent transportation technologies” that will be used to make transportation safer and more accessible for drivers, transit riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists in the Orlando area. This grant is... Read more

  • Democratic National Security Task Force Urges President to Adopt Stronger and Smarter North Korea Policy
    October 4, 2017 | 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—led a letter to President Donald Trump, calling on his administration to pursue a “strong, strategic, and steady” policy towards North Korea, which has been developing and testing nuclear devices and missiles in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.  A total of 68 Members of Congress,... Read more

  • Rep. Murphy Votes to Protect Women’s Health Care
    October 3, 2017 | Press Releases

    U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today opposed H.R. 36, the so-called "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," which imposes unconstitutional restrictions on women’s health care services. Murphy issued the following statement on her vote: “As a mother, I know that health decisions during a pregnancy are deeply personal and sometimes difficult. This bill prevents a woman, her family and her doctor from making important medical decisions, putting her health at risk in order... Read more

  • House Unanimously Approves Murphy Amendment to Aid Families in Puerto Rico
    September 26, 2017 | Press Releases

    The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved a bipartisan amendment authored by Rep. Stephanie Murphy to ensure that families in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico are treated equally under the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. The MIECHV program provides annual grants to states and territories to fund home visiting services, including parenting education, for families with young children. Reps. Jenniffer González-Colón, R-P.R., and Nydia Velázquez,... Read more

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