Dear Central Floridians,
Like you, I am concerned about a possible government shutdown and what this means for our country. Please know that I do not take this lightly. We need bipartisan solutions for Congress to work, not a dysfunctional blame-game that jeopardizes American lives.
On Thursday, January 18th, Congressman Darren Soto takes the House Floor to speak about the importance of passing a clean Dream Act. During a one-minute speech, he mentions the impact it will have on the State of Florida
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement following a Natural Resources Committee Hearing today, in which BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank admitted that Florida is not officially exempt from the Trump administration’s offshore oil drilling plan:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.