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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Press Releases

January 17, 2019 Press Release
A bill to allow DREAMers to work in the U.S. House of Representatives

— Reps. Juan Vargas (CA-51), Daren Soto (FL-09), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) are proud to introduce the DREAMer House Employment Act of 2019 (H.R.623). This bill would make DACA participants, or “DREAMers”, eligible for employment by an office of a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

January 17, 2019 Press Release
Legislation designates Venezuelan nationals as eligible for Temporary Protected Status

Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) introduced the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 (H.R. 549), legislation to allow Venezuelan nationals to become eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States.

January 12, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) introduced his first bills of the 116th Congress this week focusing on environmental protections policy. The six bills reintroduced include Rep.

January 10, 2019 Press Release
E&C is one of three exclusive committees and holds the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) has been appointed to serve on the exclusive House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he will legislate on a wide range of policy issues with key priorities for Central Florida. Energy and Commerce is the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S.

December 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressmen Warren Davidson (OH-08) and Darren Soto (FL-09) today introduced the long-awaited Token Taxonomy Act, H.R.

December 12, 2018 Press Release
Provisions will create new programs for farming training for veterans, high-tech sensors and algae research, and prioritize seed-breeding research

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed five bills introduced by Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) in the Conference Report on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (more commonly known as the Farm Bill), a bill to strengthen our nation’s farm and food economy. In the Farm Bill, Rep.

December 6, 2018 Press Release
Legislation commissions research on potential cryptocurrency risks and preventative methods

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) along with Ted Budd (R-NC-13), introduced two pieces of legislation to help prevent virtual currency price manipulation and position the United States to be a leader in the cryptocurrency industry. The Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act of 2018 and the U.S.

November 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto, a Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement after heightened unrest at the U.S.-Mexico border and threats by President Trump to permanently close southern ports of entry:

November 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto, Chair of the Civil and Voting Rights Task Force in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement following surfaced court documents indicating the Trump Administration is considering sharing confidential census data with law enforcement and other national security agencies:  

October 10, 2018 Press Release

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto will recognize nine individuals in Central Florida for their invaluable contributions to the community. The honorees' biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they will receive official Congressional Certificates.