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April 1, 2020 Op-Ed

The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented crisis that requires an unprecedented solution. To do my part, I took the risky journey back to the Capitol this past week to help the U.S. House of Representatives meet a quorum and cast my vote in favor of the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will now go to the President’s desk for a  signature.

Rep. Soto gave the following remarks on the House floor:

March 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act to ensure the United States builds its stockpile of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

March 26, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a bipartisan letter that requests the Florida Cabinet in cooperation with the Florida Courts temporarily suspend all eviction and foreclosure proceedings in the State of Florida for 60 days during the national emergency of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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. 

March 16, 2020 Op-Ed

As we face this monumental coronavirus crisis, House Democrats are prioritizing families first in our coronavirus relief efforts.

March 16, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bill to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on Central Floridians’ personal safety and financial security.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

In honor of Women’s History Month 2020, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto recognized 10 women in Central Florida for their invaluable contributions to the community. The honorees’ biographies were read into the Congressional Record by Rep. Soto and they received official Congressional Certificates.  

March 5, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass bipartisan legislation to ensure that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening workforce employees – or Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) – are afforded the same worker rights and protections afforded to other Federal workers under Title 5 of the U.S. Code. H.R.


In The News

April 2, 2020 In The News

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- It’s the first of the month and that means rent is due -- except for many during this global crisis, making that payment has become impossible.

Here are five things to know for those who may be struggling to make ends meet:

April 1, 2020 In The News

Rep. Darren Soto (D-Florida) is hosting a virtual town hall Wednesday to answer questions from small business owners in Central Florida.

Businesses across the U.S. and the globe are facing closure, furloughs and more economic impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 30, 2020 In The News

Lawmakers said help is on the way for those affected economically from the coronavirus after Congress passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill last week.

The bill provides a one-time check of up to $1,200 dollars for some Americans.

March 27, 2020 In The News

Cargados de comida y ropa Augustin “Gus” y Paloma Martínez hicieron su acostumbrada ronda repartiendo suministros a familias que viven en cuartos de moteles y hoteles en las zonas de Orlando y Kissimmee.

March 19, 2020 In The News

First the theme parks closed. Now, major hotels are planning to close.

The coronavirus is putting many jobs in jeopardy, especially tourism-related jobs. The American Hotel and Lodging Association has said the coronavirus is more damaging than 9/11 and the 2008 recession combined.

March 10, 2020 In The News

In honor of Women's History Month, Rep. Darren Soto is honoring one of Osceola County's hardest working women.

Carmen Carrasquillo started at the Osceola Council on Aging nearly thirty years ago as a volunteer and never left. For decades, she’s been helping the elderly maintain independence and dignity.  

March 9, 2020 In The News

"From 535 all the way down to 27 in Polk County, where a lot of the tractor trailers get off of I-4 where the tourism traffic kind of starts to subside, and it goes all the way up through Volusia County,” said U.S. Rep. Darren Soto.

That's the span of I-4 Beyond the Ultimate -- an extension of I-4 Ultimate.

February 28, 2020 In The News

As scientists work frantically to prevent the spread of stony coral tissue loss disease across the Florida Reef Tract, they acknowledge more funding and resources are needed.

February 28, 2020 In The News

A congressman is stepping in after thousands of St. Cloud residents have been dealing with orange and brown sediment in their water for more than two and a half years. 


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On February 6th, 2019, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto gave the following remarks on climate change at the first Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing.