Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Darren Soto joins Democratic colleagues in launching an ambitious new economic agenda –A Better Deal –promising better jobs, better wages, and a better future to all Americans. Rep.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement after Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a proposal to drastically reduce legal immigration into the United States:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a security minibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (H.R.3219), which included a deceptive, Republican-led addition of $1.6 billion to finance a 74 mile border wall:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement today after the administration’s announcement of imposing new sanctions against Venezuelan government officials.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that the Polk County Fire Rescue will receive a $4 million federal grant to strengthen its operations by hiring additional firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
Washington, D.C. – On July 19, 2017, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09), Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) filed a Resolution urging for Tom Flores to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that the Kissimmee Gateway and the Bartow Municipal Airports have received over $2.7 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the installation of more secure and sustainable infrastructure.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that Haines City Fire Rescue will receive a $674,978 grant to fund the hiring of additional firefighters and emergency medical technicians. During Soto’s first week in Congress, he directed staff to contact the Haines City Fire Chief regarding this opportunity and advice on how to apply.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) passed five amendments to the House National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, H.R. 2810. All five of Soto’s amendments were adopted by voice vote before being passed by a bi-partisan vote of 344 to 81.
Washington, D.C. - During yesterday’s Natural Resources Committee meeting, U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) highlighted national security, the economy, and the environment as key reasons for extending the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico and banning seismic drilling off the Atlantic Coast.
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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.
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
Congressman Darren Soto recognizes Tom Flores, the first Hispanic starting quarterback, manager, and head coach to win a Super Bowl in professional football history. "Tom Flores had an outstanding and successful career, both as a quarterback and as a head coach. This resolution pays tribute to his inspiring athletic talents," said Congressman Soto.
I have heard the same theme over and over from the media, both locally and in Washington: Bipartisanship is dead. The truth is bipartisanship and partisanship occur daily in Washington, but the prior acts rarely get covered.
Soto denounces the consideration of the repeal of Obamacare and supports bipartisan legislation. In Florida's 9th District, many families would be in danger of losing their insurance due to the potential Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal, making this a life or death issue. Congressman Soto spoke on the House floor to confront this pressing issue.
To confront one of Florida’s most pressing environmental problems – algae blooms fed by the release of nutrient-polluted overflow from Lake Okeechobee – the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott agreed this year to invest $1.2 billion to build a new reservoir south of the lake and spend another $50 million to speed up repairs to the crumbling dike surrounding the lake.
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.
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.
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.