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Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which includes the bipartisan Foreign Spill Protection Act, co-introduced by freshman Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) and Republican Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26).
Representative Darren Soto voted "NO" on a Continuing Budget Resolution in order to push Congress to work swiftly to resolve unfinished legislative business. The measure ultimately passed the House by a vote of 235-193 and the Senate by 81-14 on December 7, 2017.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement today following the Trump Administration’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:
Kissimmee, Florida – U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced that the Town of Lake Hamilton was awarded $139,600 in federal grants for its Police Department to purchase six new police vehicles and related operational equipment. The USDA Rural Development award, administered and granted by the U.S.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) delivered remarks on the House Floor yesterday evening expressing his opposition to the GOP Tax Scam bill. Rep. Soto voted no on the House version of the Republican tax bill, which would raise taxes on Florida’s middle-class families.
Kissimmee, Florida – U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced that the City of Orlando and Orange County will receive a total of $5 million in federal grants to strengthen its policing operations by hiring 40 additional law enforcement officers.
Kissimmee, Florida – U.S. Representative Darren Soto released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to dismantle net neutrality rules:
Kissimmee, Florida – U.S. Representative Darren Soto released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it is ending the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals, with an 18-month deadline:
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 yesterday, which includes four amendments authored and one co-sponsored by freshman Representative Darren Soto. With a vote of 356-70, H.R.
In The News
Congressman Darren Soto spoke at an event at American University, along with Reps. Mia Love (R-Utah) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), as part of The Hill's Newsmaker Series: Leadership in Action. The dialogue revolved around the importance of bipartisanship in Congress and the need for Members to work together to pass crucial legislation this month.
Congressman Darren Soto visited the University of Central Florida's Hillel to engage students in a conversation at their final Shabbat of the semester. Rep. Soto spoke about his recent American Israel Education Foundation trip to Israel and the importance of the US-Israel relationship.
Congressman Darren Soto visited the Avon Park Air Force Range Headquaters this week and met with Lieutenant Colonel Daniel A. Edgar. During his visit, Rep. Soto toured the Range and learned how the officers train the warfighters and care for the facilitiy's 106,000 acres.
U.S. Rep. Darren Soto plans to help introduce a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would seek to provide comprehensive rebuilding money and resources for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands beyond what is needed to address just the devastated from Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
Visit to Puerto Rico
On October 1, 2017 Rep. Soto visited Puerto Rico to assess firsthand the damaged caused on the island. Read the full report by Rep. Soto on Federal Response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Darren Soto made remarks on the House floor addressing the humanitarian crisis happening in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Rep.