by Ruben Goddard, Intern
Photo by Orlando Rising
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus monthly newsletter just asked Darren to talk about his first few months in office. Here's what he said:
Today, Congressman Soto (FL-09) released the following statement:
"At this point, I think the American people agree that only an independently appointed special counsel can fairly and rigorously investigate whether the Trump campaign violated American law by actively conspiring with Russia to win the 2016 election.
WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement:
"I am glad to see that the Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló, has moved forward to protect the interests of the 3.5 million American citizens living on the Island by seeking relief under Title III of PROMESA," Congressman Darren Soto said.
Congressman Soto and his staff have had some busy first days. See his report below:
KISSIMMEE, FL.- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) has called a town hall meeting to discuss the political and social climate affecting the quality of life of the Muslim community under President Donald Trump’s Administration.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement in regards to the decision of the President of the Senate of Puerto Rico, Thomas Rivera Schatz, to rescind the administrative order approved in 2014 allowing transgender senate employees to use the bathroom and wear clothing consistent with their gender identity.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) will be leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation trip to Iraq this week to visit members of the Florida National Guard. This trip helps fulfills one of his first-term priorities of making sure Florida's warfighters in the field are receiving the support they need from Congress to execute their missions.
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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.
TOP 5 REASONS TRUMPCARE DOESN’T CARE
#1 TrumpCare cuts Medicaid
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.
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.
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.
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.