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May 29, 2020 Press Release

KISSIMMEE, FL -- Yesterday, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) honored eight local leaders in a virtual reception for their immeasurable contributions to Central Florida. 

May 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis supporting requests made by the Supervisors of Elections (SOE) to safeguard Florida’s 2020 Primary and General Elections. 

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC. -- Today, Rep.

May 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Yesterday, House Democrats introduced The Heroes Act, a bold and comprehensive coronavirus response bill that includes the Save Our Homes Act and other ideas proposed in legislation

April 28, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) introduced H.R. 6632, the Save Our Homes Act, a bill that would create a simple, national plan for homeowners to save their homes from foreclosure in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Upon request, struggling homeowners receive a six-month forbearance plan and extension.

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April 24, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement after the passage of an interim bill to provide additional funding to small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing efforts:

April 22, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, requesting that the cattle beef industry be included in ongoing and future discussions of loss recovery programs.

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May 22, 2020 In The News

It dawned on Rep. Darren Soto when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was testifying before Congress during his first term as a young congressman from central Florida.

May 22, 2020 In The News

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando International Airport executives are forced to make some tough calls and big budget cuts as they’re dealing with the devastating financial impact of COVID-19.

May 22, 2020 In The News

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A green sticker, with a towing image was recently placed on the car of a tenant at Osceola Pointe Apartment Homes.

It reads, “for nonpayment of rent.”

 

“The CARES Act protects these properties from being targeted or threatened with eviction notices or anything,” said Kristellys Estanga with Organize Florida. 

May 21, 2020 In The News

A Central Florida congressman is pushing to extend federal unemployment benefits until January.

I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern found Florida delayed distributing $600 federal unemployment checks that many are still waiting on.

May 19, 2020 In The News

The manager of Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard, which provides detailed information on cases of the highly contagious disease, says she was removed from her job after objecting to an order to “censor” coronavirus data.

May 18, 2020 In The News

Congressman Darren Soto, D-Orlando, held a conference with local businesses about the application process for the Paycheck Protection Program.

May 17, 2020 In The News

Congressman Darren Soto presented proclamations of achievement to Madison Gorby and Jazmin Patel at the May 7 Woman’s Club of Winter Haven Awards Zoom presentation while Winter Haven Mayor Brad Dantzler congratulated the two scholarship recipients.

May 13, 2020 In The News

WINTER HAVEN -- Central Florida Health Care Inc. has received $2,612,140 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration.

May 7, 2020 In The News

Two dozen members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus hosted a virtual floor debate on state and local funding Thursday, hoping to illustrate that the House can conduct official proceedings remotely. But the experimental session was not without a few technological hiccups.

May 6, 2020 In The News

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A week after Action 9 exposed how a federal program allowing struggling homeowners to skip mortgage payments could be high risk, a local congressman is proposing reforms to protect them.

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February 7, 2019 Video

 

On February 6th, 2019, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto gave the following remarks on climate change at the first Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing.