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August 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) introduced two bipartisan bills, the Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act of 2021 and the U.S.

August 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL-09) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) announced the introduced of legislation to grant manatees the highest level of federal protection available.

July 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) and members of the Florida Democratic delegation sent a letter to President Joe Biden and U.S.

July 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On July 13, 2021, Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL-09) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) introduced H.R. 4406, the Supporting Medicaid in the U.S. Territories Act of 2021 to provide five years of Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico and eight years of funding for other U.S. territories.

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July 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) announced that all 10 of the Community Project Funding (CPF) requests he submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations in May were included in FY2022 funding bills.

July 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) introduced the Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Act to direct the Secretary of Interior to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and designate segments of the Kissimmee River as a component of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

June 25, 2021 Press Release

KISSIMMEE, FL – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) attended President Joe Biden’s signing of his bill with Reps. Val Demings (FL-10) and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) to designate the National Pulse Memorial, H.R. 49.

June 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Darren Soto’s (D-FL-09) bipartisan bills, H.R.

June 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) analysis of Reps.

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May 28, 2021 Press Release

KISSIMMEE, FL – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) and members of the Florida Democratic delegation sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis expressing concern over his decision to withdraw Florida from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program (FPUC) on June 26, 2021.

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July 8, 2020 In The News

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Lawmakers are pushing for an expedited resupply of the drug Remdesivir that has been successful in treating COVID-19 patients.

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June 26, 2020 In The News

The U.S. House unanimously passed a resolution Friday that would establish the Pulse nightclub in Orlando as a national memorial site, four years after a mass shooting there killed 49 and wounded dozens more.

June 26, 2020 In The News

The U.S,. House of Representatives has passed a bill designating Pulse Nightclub as a national memorial site, honoring the 49 lives that were lost during the worst attack on LGBTQ lives in the United States. 

June 26, 2020 In The News

A bill to declare the Pulse Memorial and Museum a the “National Pulse Memorial’ was approved Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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.

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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.