WASHINGTON, D.C –Central Floridians, and many more Americans from working families, depend on community colleges and institutions like Valencia College to be their gateway to a four-year degree. Over the last 11 years, the University of Central Florida’s “Direct Connect” program has fulfilled this promise for hundreds of thousands of students from community colleges across Florida, and 35,000
WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives delayed voting to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act. The House has postponed the vote as Republicans attempt to find the 216 votes they need—but don’t have—to pass TrumpCare.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) continues the fight for America’s working families and the elderly in anticipation of today’s expected vote on TrumpCare. On Wednesday, Congressman Soto took his fight to the House Floor where he highlighted by the numbers how the legislation would hurt Americans if it becomes law.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Al Lawson (FL-5) and Darren Soto (FL-9) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking him to exempt the Social Security Administration from the federal hiring freeze “to ensure that the American people receive the first-class service they have already earned through a lifetime of hard work.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are hosting a series of events that will highlight the impact of immigration policy on the lives of everyday people. This comes as the Trump Administration ramps up immigration enforcement activity and takes a draconian stance on immigration policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S Representatives Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) and Darren Soto (FL-09) applauded a provision in the 2017 defense appropriations bill that is intended to provide $3 million in new funding for the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) RESTORES Clinic, which uses virtual reality to treat military service members, veterans and first responders with post-traumatic str
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto will introduce today the “Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act” or SMASH Act. This bill supports and expands programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease, surveillance and control.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto announced that he has selected Jose, a DREAMer (DACA recipient) from Florida, to witness President Donald Trump's first message to a joint session of Congress and to put a face on the hard-working immigrants who are being targeted by this administration.
Biography of Jose (last name withheld for his protection):
ORLANDO, FL - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) is calling upon local law enforcement agencies and school board members to stand up for immigrant rights. He asks them to reject the cruel new policies of President Donald Trump’s administration to arrest and deport those who are in the country undocumented, including hard-working families and students with no criminal record.
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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.