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November 7, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Reps. Darren Soto (FL-09) and Val Demings (FL-10), with the support of Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Orange County $20 million in funding for a local alternative mobility network.

October 29, 2019 Press Release


October 29, 2019



October 23, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Soto Announces Federal Funds to Help Florida Communities Recover from Hurricane Dorian


October 23, 2019 Press Release

Florida Members Call on Congress to Fully Fund Efforts to Defend Democracy in Venezuela
Reps. Soto, Murphy, Shalala, Mucarsel-Powell, and Wasserman Schultz urge the House and Senate to support human rights in Venezuela and protect U.S. national security interests

October 21, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Soto, Spano and Steube Announce FEMA Funding to Polk County Schools Two Years After Hurricane Irma

October 18, 2019 Press Release

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Rep. Soto's Bipartisan AI JOBS Act of 2019

October 17, 2019 Press Release


Thursday, October 17, 2019       


         Contact: Clarissa Rojas

(202) 213-3332


October 17, 2019 Press Release


Thursday, October 17, 2019       


         Contact: Clarissa Rojas

(202) 213-3332


Rep. Soto Statement on the Passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings

October 16, 2019 Press Release



Wednesday, October 16, 2019       


       Contact: Clarissa Rojas

(202) 213-3332


October 7, 2019 Press Release

Kissimmee, FL – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2019, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto will hold a ceremony recognizing ten individuals from Florida’s Ninth District on their impact and contributions to the Hispanic community.


In The News

October 15, 2019 In The News

Winter Garden, FL- The LULAC Council of Central Florida held its first immigration summit at Polk State College.

October 9, 2019 In The News

Kissimmee, FL- It was a proud moment on a day more than 50 years in the making.

With his family on hand, Manuel Rodriguez patiently waited as U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., presented him with the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with bronze palm for valor.

September 25, 2019 In The News

Washington, DC- Today, the entire Florida Democratic Congressional delegation sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee pressing her to bolster election security and improve Floridians' access to vote for next year's election and requesting information about these efforts.

August 15, 2019 In The News

On Aug. 5, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Winter Haven) met with a group of east Polk County mayors and commissioners to request local resolutions in support of his federal efforts to extend the SunRail commuter train line from Poinciana, where it currently ends, into Haines City, Lake Alfred, Auburndale and Lakeland in the coming years.

July 31, 2019 In The News

The comments were made before twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls debate for a second time in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Congressman Darren Soto say retaliatory tariffs on American goods are hurting Florida farmers. 

July 25, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto has steadily built a legislative career the old-fashioned way, building both partisan and cross-aisle alliances one issue, one bill, one idea at a time for many years.

July 12, 2019 In The News

A bill that can help provide more funding for Guam’s healthcare by increasing the island’s Medicaid cap is making progress in the U.S. Congress.

July 11, 2019 In The News

Facebook Inc. got a preview Wednesday of what to expect next week when executives come to testify about plans to launch Libra, a digital currency and online payment system.

July 8, 2019 In The News

U.S. Reps. Gus BilirakisTed Deutch and Darren Soto have concluded a series of stops in Cyprus, Greece and Qatar as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation.

July 1, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the first federally funded economic impact study of toxic algae blooms since 2006 and a proposal to increase funding for research into ways to mitigate or stop red tide outbreaks by $2 million to $12 million.


Photo Galleries

March 16, 2017 Photo Gallery


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.