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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida



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October 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto introduced legislation today honoring the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, by designating a United States Postal Service facility in Kissimmee, Florida as the “Borinqueneers Post Office Building”. The bill is co-sponsored by Florida’s entire congressional delegation.

October 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto released the following statement today after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Act, policy which sets limits on carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants.

October 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – 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 ma

September 29, 2017 Op-Ed

Any time a hurricane barrels toward our coasts, as Irma and Maria did with great ferocity, our priorities must be protecting people and securing our homes and businesses. That includes protecting everyone from the dangerous toxic chemicals and pollution that can be unleashed by destructive storms.

September 27, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Darren Soto (D-FL), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), and José Serrano (D-NY), in response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, introduced the Humanitarian Disaster Relief Act of 2017 to permit waiving the Jones Act for humanitarian relief efforts.
September 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Darren Soto introduced H.R.3829, The Uniform Federal Grants for Resilient Infrastructure and Design (TUFGRID) Act of 2017, legislation that will help make our nation’s electric infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto announced today that the City of St. Cloud’s Fire Rescue Department will receive a $38,826 grant to enhance their response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of Central Florida residents.

September 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Darren Soto authored letters today requesting the White House, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), to provide additional support for the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as the Caribbean begins to recover from catastrophic natural disasters.

September 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Soto expressed opposition to Republicans’ latest Trumpcare legislation, which the Senate GOP hopes to rush to a vote next week.

September 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Central Florida Representatives Darren Soto, Val Demings, and Stephanie Murphy joined House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), and House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Carter on an official visit to Jacksonville, Florida to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.  Th


In The News

September 29, 2017 In The News

Visit to Puerto Rico

On October 1, 2017 Rep. Soto visited Puerto Rico to assess firsthand the damaged caused on the island. Read the full report by Rep. Soto on Federal Response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

September 26, 2017 In The News

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Darren Soto made remarks on the House floor addressing the humanitarian crisis happening in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Rep.

September 21, 2017 In The News

On September 19, Congressman Darren Soto sent a

September 18, 2017 In The News

Representative Soto speaks on the House Floor detailing the impact and recovery efforts in Central Florida from Hurricane Irma.

September 7, 2017 In The News

Congressman Soto speak on the House Floor to commemorate the deaths of two officers of the Kissimmee Police Department - Sargent Sam Howard and Police Officer Matthew Baxter.

September 5, 2017 In The News

Last week I met with six recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from Central Florida, and as they shared their heartfelt stories one by one, I learned they all had one thing in common: a desire to pursue the American Dream.

August 28, 2017 In The News

In a touching and emotional lunch over pizza on Friday, Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) met with six Dreamers and DACA recipients to talk about what DACA has meant to them and the future of the program.

August 26, 2017 In The News

On August 26, 2017, we celebrate Women's Equality Day, marking the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when the right of women to vote was first recognized.

Today, I want to celebrate four of our many community leaders here in Central Florida, exemplary torchbearers whose work empowers women every day: 

August 17, 2017 In The News

U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) will host a Latino Town Hall on August 24, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The event will address pressing legislation impacting our Latino community.

August 1, 2017 In The News

U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) will host a Military Academy Day on September 16, 2017 at Valencia College- Osceola Campus. Please join the Congressman and Representatives from each Military Service Academy for an information session on the 2017 Service Academy Nominations.


WHAT: Military Academy Day



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