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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Press Releases

October 13, 2017 Press Release
H.R. 4042 is co-sponsored by entire Florida delegation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto introduced legislation today honoring the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, by designating a United States Postal Service facility in Kissimmee, Florida as the “Borinqueneers Post Office Building”. The bill is co-sponsored by Florida’s entire congressional delegation.

October 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto released the following statement today after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Act, policy which sets limits on carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants.

October 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Central Florida Representatives Stephanie Murphy, Val Demings and Darren Soto, today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a nearly $12 million grant to the Florida Department of Transportation, MetroPlan Orlando, and the University of Central Florida to jointly develop “intelligent transportation technologies” that will be used to ma

September 27, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would help all U.S. islands receive necessary supplies following natural disasters
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Darren Soto (D-FL), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), and José Serrano (D-NY), in response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, introduced the Humanitarian Disaster Relief Act of 2017 to permit waiving the Jones Act for humanitarian relief efforts.
September 26, 2017 Press Release
TUFGRID Act establishes grant program under Secretary of Energy

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Darren Soto introduced H.R.3829, The Uniform Federal Grants for Resilient Infrastructure and Design (TUFGRID) Act of 2017, legislation that will help make our nation’s electric infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto announced today that the City of St. Cloud’s Fire Rescue Department will receive a $38,826 grant to enhance their response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of Central Florida residents.

September 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Darren Soto authored letters today requesting the White House, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), to provide additional support for the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as the Caribbean begins to recover from catastrophic natural disasters.

September 20, 2017 Press Release
New report shows $17 billion would be slashed from Florida’s health care

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Soto expressed opposition to Republicans’ latest Trumpcare legislation, which the Senate GOP hopes to rush to a vote next week.

September 20, 2017 Press Release
Central Florida Members of Congress seek to ensure federal support to state is swift and sufficient

WASHINGTON – Today, Central Florida Representatives Darren Soto, Val Demings, and Stephanie Murphy joined House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), and House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Carter on an official visit to Jacksonville, Florida to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.  Th

September 15, 2017 Press Release
H.R.3354 include 6 floor amendments and 15 pieces of report language introduced by Rep. Soto

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a package of 12 spending bills (H.R. 3354), which included amendments and report language introduced by Congressman Darren Soto.