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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

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September 5, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto announced today that the Polk County Fire Rescue will receive a $547,842 federal grant to enhance their response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of Central Florida residents.

August 6, 2018 Press Release

Today, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Congressman Darren Soto, Chair of the CHC Taskforce on Voting and Civil Rights, sent a letter to the Department of Commerce expressing strong opposition to the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

August 2, 2018 Press Release

Kissimmee, FL –  Today, the Florida office of the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) handling the Juarez family’s case, refused to return Alejandra’s passport and travel documentation back to her ahead of her deportation travels set for tomorrow (August 3rd). Mrs.

July 30, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto will open a new office space at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona and host office hours for veterans every Monday and Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Rep.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, under President Donald Trump, denied a request for a stay of removal for Polk County-area mother and U.S. veteran spouse, Alejandra Juarez. U.S.

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July 19, 2018 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four amendments introduced by Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) in H.R. 6147, the Interior-Environment, Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Rep.

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July 19, 2018 Press Release

Representatives Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy and Val Demings announced today the Central Florida Commuter Rail, known as SunRail, is receiving a $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to complete the Phase 2 South Project, which will extend SunRail services from the existing railroad south of Orlando through Kissimmee and Poinciana in Osceola County.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement following President Trump’s joint press conference with President Putin, in which he refused to hold Russia accountable for hacking the 2016 U.S. elections:

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July 31, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — She thought the hard days were behind her. Her rough childhood in Mexico after her father died and her family fell apart. The terrifying trips with a coyote across the border — twice because she was captured and sent back the first time.

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July 27, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON -- One matter on President Donald Trump's agenda this week is reuniting families separated at the U.S./Mexico border.

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July 26, 2018 In The News

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents notified Alejandra Juarez Tuesday that she will be deported back to Mexico nine days from now, despite ongoing efforts to allow her to stay.

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July 26, 2018 In The News

Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) talked about a new plan from the Trump administration to aid farmers affected by tariffs levied against the United States. He spoke via video link from Capitol Hill.

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July 20, 2018 In The News

The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives came to Kissimmee last weekend as the 2018 election season heats up this summer.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, stopped by the future site of Community Hope Center Village on Old Vineland Road and later to a political event in Solivita.

July 19, 2018 In The News

Three Central Florida Democrats in Congress--U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto--announced on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Transportation is sending $16 million to extend SunRail. 

July 16, 2018 In The News

Declaring that taxpayers deserve to know more, Central Florida’s Democratic U.S. Reps. Darren Soto, Val Demings and Stephanie Murphy today asked the state’s top transportation official why the “I-4 Ultimate project is both behind schedule and over budget.”

July 13, 2018 In The News

WINTER HAVEN – Let there be light — and runway milling and paving.

According to a release from the office of U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, the Winter Haven Regional Airport will receive nearly $2.5 million in discretionary grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding will go toward runway rehabilitation and runway lighting.

July 9, 2018 In The News

LAKELAND — Alejandra Juarez of Davenport says she can’t bring herself to prepare for a forced move to Mexico, even though she is scheduled to be deported Aug. 3.

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July 2, 2018 In The News

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. In Osceola County, we have six Federally Qualified Health Centers that accept Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare, other private insurance, and income-based fee for services starting at $20. 

 

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