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September 5, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto announced today that the Polk County Fire Rescue will receive a $547,842 federal grant to enhance their response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of Central Florida residents.

Agriculture

Agriculture is an integral part of Central Florida’s thriving economy.  With hard-working farmers, fertile land, a lush climate, and a year-round growing season, we help feed our country and the world.

Economy

Darren believes the biggest issue facing our District and our Nation is the need for higher paying jobs.  To meet these needs, Darren is working to foster strong long-term job growth by boosting existing high tech sectors in and around our District and supporting the robust tourism and agricultural industries which make up the foundation of our economy.  

High Tech

Immigration

Immigration advocates meet with Congressman Soto in Kissimmee.

 

The United States is a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws.  Our immigrants are working; our laws are not.  Darren is working to fix them. 

Puerto Rico

landfall, Soto pushed for disaster relief from the federal government. He’s been working closely with the Puerto Rican government, including with Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, Jennifer Gonzalez, on numerous legislative plans that support victims and their families.

Seniors

Congressman Darren Soto is fighting for senior citizens and working to secure their earned benefits. With over 170,000 seniors in Florida’s 9th Congressional District, Rep. Soto believes in the safety and protection of our elderly, especially during natural disasters. Preparing for a natural disaster is no easy task, and the elderly are often at a disadvantage.

 

Women

 “I will always stand up for the right of women to make their own health and family planning decisions. I will fight for equal pay for equal work, paid family leave, and policies that support working women and families.”

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Education

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renewable energy

Energy & Environment

Darren is committed to expanding our energy mix by incentivizing renewable energy such as solar, wind, biofuels, and hydropower.  Hailing from the Sunshine State, he understands the importance of solar, in particular, to assist with peak generation demands in the middle of an average Florida day when the sun is shining and the air conditioners are running.

Health

Darren will fight to protect Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid for our seniors and our persons with disabilities to safeguard healthcare and financial security for the most vulnerable among us.  Our seniors have paid into these programs their entire lives and have earned these benefits.  Our disabled and their families need our help to give them a reasonable quality of life.

Military & Veterans

All Americans know that freedom isn't free. Our active military, veterans and their families give more than most and some give their lives to protect America and our way of life.  Darren works closely with, and employs, veterans.  He appreciates the sacrifices they make for all of us, and respects the sacred obligation our government has to serve those who have served us.