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March 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led a letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission, urging him to enact policies that would protect Americans from losing access to their cell phone, landline and internet during the COVID-19 national emergency. 

January 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, H.Res. 575, introduced by Reps. Darren Soto (FL-09) and Bill Flores (TX-17), passed out of the House. The bipartisan resolution seeks to ensure new recommendations of "The Prague Proposals" are carefully considered by all stakeholders in the deployment of 5G communications infrastructure. It also encourages the President and Federal agencies to promote trade and security policies on the international stage that are consistent with "The Prague Proposals”.

 

January 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) celebrated the more than 400 bills, including more than 275 bipartisan bills still awaiting action in the GOP-controlled Senate, passed by the Democratic House Majority over the past year. 

 

October 18, 2019 Press Release

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Rep. Soto's Bipartisan AI JOBS Act of 2019

Washington, DC – This week, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) announced the endorsement of legislation on technology and artificial intelligence, including Rep. Darren Soto’s (FL-09) AI Jobs Act of 2019 that will authorize the Department of Labor to work with businesses and educational institutions to create a report analyzing the future growth of artificial intelligence and its impact on American workforce.

 

July 11, 2019 In The News

Facebook Inc. got a preview Wednesday of what to expect next week when executives come to testify about plans to launch Libra, a digital currency and online payment system.

At a hearing Wednesday morning, Democrats and Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee peppered Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell with questions about how the central bank would respond to Libra.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09), Co-Chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, released the following statement today after Facebook’s announcement of “Libra,” a new cryptocurrency venture powered by Blockchain technology:

June 6, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of provisions in the fiscal year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill to monitor virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, for fraud and manipulation.

May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN) and Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) led a bipartisan letter to Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, requesting the Administration include blockchain technology in its initiatives on emerging technologies.

 

May 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC  – Today, the New Democrat Coalition Technology Task Force Co-Chairs Darren Soto, Sharice Davids, Kendra Horn, and Harley Rouda released their goals for the 116th Congress. The Technology Task Force will meet with stakeholders and develop policy positions for the Coalition to advance in both the near term and long term.

Technology Task Force Mission Statement for the 116th Congress: