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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida



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May 21, 2018 Press Release

Central Florida representatives Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto announced today that Orlando will receive $1.5 million in anti-terrorism funding under the U.S.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted against the Farm Bill (H.R.2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018), which sets agriculture policy and funding for the next five years. Rep.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

 U.S. Congressman Darren Soto is proud to announce 12 students from Central Florida’s Congressional District 9 have received and accepted appointments to U.S. Military Service Academies, well above the average number of appointments from congressional districts.

April 27, 2018 Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto’s amendments to help traveling new mothers and pregnant women passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4). Both amendments passed unanimously by voice vote.

April 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced Julie Hill-Gabriel, VP Water Conservation at National Audubon Society, will be his special guest for the joint session of Congress by French President Emmanuel Macron, scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th:

April 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, the House passed by voice vote Rep. Darren Soto’s bill, the Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2017 (H.R.

April 6, 2018 Press Release

The recently passed Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 1625), which allocates government funding for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018, includes the following important report language priorities included by Rep. Darren Soto, benefiting Central Floridians:

April 3, 2018 Press Release

Kissimmee, FL  – In a letter sent today to President Trump, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) called the federal government’s response to the situation in Puerto Rico “slow, tepid and completely inadequate,” and urged the administration to do more to expedite assistance to people on the island. 

March 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 1625) that allocates government funding for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018, passed in Congress and was signed into law by President Trump. The legislation includes the following important funding provisions benefiting Central Floridians which were spearheaded by Congressman Darren Soto:

March 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Representative Darren Soto released the following statement on the passage of the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018:



In The News

May 23, 2018 In The News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Amid the still-not-fixed physical damage to Puerto Rico after two powerful hurricanes hit late last year, the island is in a health care crisis.

May 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — In just four years, a ban on drilling off the eastern Gulf is set to expire. But the Sunshine state’s congressional delegation is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.

May 23, 2018 In The News

I am a developer and an environmentalist, and I own property in and around Orlando. It is one of the most dynamic and interesting cities in the United States, and natural resources are part of the mix. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute study published in 2013 determined that wildlife viewing (excluding hunting) had a nearly $5 billion impact on Florida’s economy.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Today on Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys, we discuss faith, affordable housing, the restoration of voting rights to past-felons, and much more. 

May 9, 2018 In The News

HAINES CITY – According to U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Winter Haven), Thursday marked the first time a U.S. Senator ever made a public appearance in Haines City. It was a short visit. Sen. Bill Nelson, who is running against Gov.

May 9, 2018 In The News

ORLANDO, Fla. - U.S. Rep. Darren Soto has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice asking for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to explore the options of regulating "ghost guns."

April 30, 2018 In The News


April 27, 2018 In The News

Two amendments pushed by Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto got included in a bill approved Friday morning by the U.S. House of Representatives and could make airports and airplanes a little more prepared for new mothers and pregnant women.

April 18, 2018 In The News

Agriculture has continued to be Florida’s second largest industry for many years now. Even so, the industry itself is still a mystery to many who live in Florida’s sprawling suburbia.



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March 16, 2017 Photo Gallery