Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans’ Disability Benefits

October 9, 2018 by TWN Staff
US Military veteran

New Ad Reflects Florida Representative’s Work on Behalf of Veterans

Throughout her first term in Congress, Florida Representative Stephanie Murphy has been quietly working to secure disability benefits owed to veterans and their families. Murphy’s office says they have handled 1,200 cases to help constituents recover earned benefits since she took office in 2017.

Just last year Todd Ulrich, a consumer investigator with local ABC affiliate WFTV Action 9, was contacted by Navy veteran John Lewis. Lewis claimed that, despite a court having granted him benefits after suffering an injury as a teenager that left him with permanently damaged lungs, the Department of Veterans Affairs refused to pay the $90,000 settlement he was owed.

Hearing Lewis’ story, Ulrich contacted Representative Murphy, who went to work to get the Navy veteran the benefits he had earned. “He was caught up in the red tape that exists with federal agencies,” Murphy told WFTV. Adding, “We work alongside them to make sure they receive what they have earned.”

Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan measure co-led by Murphy and Florida Republican Representative Brian Mast to help disabled military veterans transition to the civilian workforce.

“As a nation, it’s our responsibility to help our servicemembers succeed, whether on the battlefield or in the workforce,” said Murphy. “America’s armed forces produce some of the most talented, well-trained, and tenacious individuals in the world, but too many of these warriors struggle to transition to civilian life. I’m proud to introduce bipartisan legislation to better prepare our servicemembers to succeed in whatever civilian career they pursue following their military service.”

Murphy also introduced bipartisan legislation 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.

Stephanie Murphy’s campaign released a new ad this week touting the Florida Representative’s work on behalf of veterans and their families.

Watch the ad here.

Spotlight

Absentee Ballot Rules Explained
Voting
Absentee Ballot Rules Explained
February 11, 2020
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The virtue of absentee ballots has no doubt been argued everywhere from Shelly's Back Room in Washington, D.C., where the give-and-take was accompanied by cigars and whiskey, to the crowded dining room of the Red Arrow 24 Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire, where the... Read More

The Democratic Convention Delegate Process Explained
Political News
The Democratic Convention Delegate Process Explained
February 7, 2020
by Dan McCue

Although most of us focus on the candidates running for president, in reality, the primaries and caucuses in which we vote are a process of selecting delegates in each state to send to their party's national presidential nominating convention. Once at those conventions, delegates cast their... Read More

The Republican Convention Delegate Process Explained
Political News
The Republican Convention Delegate Process Explained
February 4, 2020
by Dan McCue

Although most of us focus on the candidates running for president, in reality, the primaries and caucuses in which we vote are a process of selecting delegates in each state to send to their party's national presidential nominating convention. Once at those conventions, delegates cast their... Read More

DNC Overhauls Debate Requirements, Opening Door for Bloomberg
2020 Elections
DNC Overhauls Debate Requirements, Opening Door for Bloomberg
January 31, 2020
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee on Friday eliminated a qualifying fundraising requirement for a February debate in Las Vegas, potentially paving  the way for Michael Bloomberg to appear on the debate stage for the first time. The debate is scheduled for February 19, just three... Read More

States That Historically Lean Democrat Still Figure in Battleground Scenarios
2020 Elections
States That Historically Lean Democrat Still Figure in Battleground Scenarios
January 31, 2020
by Dan McCue

It has become the mantra for the run-up to the primaries and caucuses: pick the wrong Democratic nominee, and any one of the battleground states can wind up in President Donald Trump's column. This mindset comes heavily into play when one considers the role Colorado will... Read More

Former Google CEO Warns Congress About U.S. Losing Technology Lead
Technology
Former Google CEO Warns Congress About U.S. Losing Technology Lead
January 30, 2020
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Google’s former chief executive officer told Congress Wednesday the United States would lose its lead in artificial intelligence technology to China in less than a decade unless the federal government creates incentives for new research and development. “In other words, unless trends change, we... Read More

Straight From The Well
scroll top