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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida



Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
1 Courthouse Square
Osceola Commission Chambers 4th Floor
Kissimmee, FL 34743
United States

Latest News

January 17, 2019 Press Release

— Reps. Juan Vargas (CA-51), Daren Soto (FL-09), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) are proud to introduce the DREAMer House Employment Act of 2019 (H.R.623). This bill would make DACA participants, or “DREAMers”, eligible for employment by an office of a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) introduced the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 (H.R. 549), legislation to allow Venezuelan nationals to become eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States.

January 12, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) introduced his first bills of the 116th Congress this week focusing on environmental protections policy. The six bills reintroduced include Rep.

January 10, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) has been appointed to serve on the exclusive House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he will legislate on a wide range of policy issues with key priorities for Central Florida. Energy and Commerce is the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S.

December 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressmen Warren Davidson (OH-08) and Darren Soto (FL-09) today introduced the long-awaited Token Taxonomy Act, H.R.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed five bills introduced by Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) in the Conference Report on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (more commonly known as the Farm Bill), a bill to strengthen our nation’s farm and food economy. In the Farm Bill, Rep.

December 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) along with Ted Budd (R-NC-13), introduced two pieces of legislation to help prevent virtual currency price manipulation and position the United States to be a leader in the cryptocurrency industry. The Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act of 2018 and the U.S.

November 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto, a Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement after heightened unrest at the U.S.-Mexico border and threats by President Trump to permanently close southern ports of entry:

November 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto, Chair of the Civil and Voting Rights Task Force in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement following surfaced court documents indicating the Trump Administration is considering sharing confidential census data with law enforcement and other national security agencies:  

October 11, 2018 Blog Post

Dear neighbor,

Our fellow Floridians in the Panhandle and Big Bend just faced one of the strongest Hurricanes our state has witnessed in decades. There are over 400,000 people without power, massive property damage, and communication services are still down. Over 8,400 people are in shelters, and that number is expected to increase today.


In The News

January 15, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, has been appointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. It is the oldest, continuous standing committee in the U.S. House and has the broadest jurisdiction of any committee in Congress, overseeing several federal departments and agencies, Soto said in a news release.

September 27, 2018 In The News

AKissimmee sensor-research facility is expected to establish a new cybersecurity center for microelectronics using $30 million in the defense-spending bill approved by Congress this week.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the $684 billion bill.

September 26, 2018 In The News

This week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Darren Soto’s, D-Fla., proposal to help the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies at the state and local levels. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”


Photo Galleries

March 16, 2017 Photo Gallery