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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida


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June 16, 2017 Press Release

WINTER HAVEN, FL - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of his third office in Florida’s Ninth Congressional District. This office is conveniently located in the Winter Haven City Hall to better serve our constituents in Polk County. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

June 13, 2017 Blog Post

Congressman Darren Soto said, “The people of Puerto Rico have spoken.  By an overwhelming margin, they have voted to become full partners in our great country.  They have voted for statehood.  I said I would respect – and fight – for their wishes, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.  This is now a matter of civil rights and equality.  These Americans serve in our military, pay federal taxes

June 13, 2017 Blog Post

Congressman Soto joined Congresswoman Val Demings and others in remembering the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub attack, one year later.  




Inspiration from a brother lost too soon

June 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) released the following statement:

June 5, 2017 Blog Post

Congressman Soto is not afraid to speak plainly about what President Trump is doing: Trump is acting to sabotage healthcare for millions of Americans.





June 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) made the following statement based on press reports that Orlando has been denied funding under the Urban Area Security Initiative federal grant program: 

June 2, 2017 Press Release

KISSIMMEE, FL.- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) will host a town hall in Polk County this Saturday June 3, 2017 at the Winter Haven City Commission chamber. Soto will be discussing the federal budget and the future of healthcare.

WHAT:  Polk County Town Hall


June 2, 2017 Press Release

KISSIMMEE, FL- On Wednesday, U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded two grants to help with renovations and other pending projects at the Lake Wales Municipal Airport and the Winter Haven’s Gilbert Airport. The funds will be disbursed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


In The News

May 23, 2017 In The News

Today, the Trump Administration set out a broken budget with more broken promises.  Hear Congressman Soto speak out against these cruel cuts to healthcare, farm aid, cancer and other science research, and small businesses.


April 28, 2017 In The News

During these first 100 days, big talk and broken promises is all we have gotten from the Trump administration and House Republicans. The latest example: Trumpcare has gotten even worse. Hear Darren's quick explanation of why the new version is even worse. 

April 3, 2017 In The News

Let’s start with the good news: the overall cancer death rate in the United States has been declining over the past two decades, thanks to lower rates of smoking, earlier detection and better treatments. The bad news: cancer health disparities continue to exist.

March 8, 2017 In The News


#1 TrumpCare cuts Medicaid

February 21, 2017 In The News

Families across Florida’s 9th District are concerned about their health care, and how Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) will affect them.  This past Saturday, Congressman Soto took the initiative to listen to their concerns and brief them on what he is doing to help.

February 8, 2017 In The News

Valencia College, with four campuses in Central Florida, is filled with extraordinary students who are fulfilling their academic and professional goals in spite of the obstacles they face. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Darren Soto met with these students to learn about their aspirations and struggles, and how Congress can help them. 

January 24, 2017 In The News

Aquellos que me conocen bien saben que soy un eterno optimista, especialmente cuando se trata de temas que afectan al estado de la Florida y mi nación, Estados Unidos. Ese mismo optimismo lo traigo conmigo al Congreso y lo sumo a mis esfuerzos de ayudar a nuestros hermanos y hermanas en la isla de Puerto Rico.

January 24, 2017 In The News

Leaving 80 degree weather behind at our home in Kissimmee, I hopped on an evening flight to Washington D.C. recently to embark on a new journey to represent our community in Congress.

Photo Galleries

March 16, 2017 Photo Gallery