Press Releases

July 23, 2021 Press Release
The letter comes after reports that Florida now accounts for 1 in 5 new U.S. COVID-19 cases

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
H.R. 4406, the Supporting Medicaid in the U.S. Territories Act will be considered in the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee today at 11 a.m. EDT

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
The 10 projects were included in FY2022 funding bills to be considered by the House Committee on Appropriations before a vote in the House of Representatives

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
The Army Corps of Engineers are expected to finish efforts to return the river to its original flow later this month

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
The National Pulse Memorial will honor the 49 angels lost on June 12, 2016

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
The Blockchain Innovation Act and parts of the Digital Taxonomy Act were included in the Consumer Safety Technology Act

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

June 14, 2021 Press Release
The analysis comes before the second legislative hearing on the bill this Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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
The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program (FPUC) is completely federally funded with no additional cost to the state

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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May 28, 2021 Press Release
The letter was sent to President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg as they work with Congress to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure

KISSIMMEE, FL – Today, bipartisan members of the Florida congressional delegation, led by Reps.

May 27, 2021 Press Release
The honorees had their biographies read into the Congressional Record and they each received official Congressional Record certificates

KISSIMMEE, FL - In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) recognized seven community leaders for their contributions to the Central Florida community. Congressman Soto read their biographies into the Congressional Record and they each received official Congressional Record certificates. 

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