Press Releases

October 19, 2021 Press Release
Senators Casey and Collins have filed a companion bill in the Senate

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October 15, 2021 Press Release
The members emphasized that oil drilling in the Everglades would put Congress’ restoration efforts in direct jeopardy and cause irreparable harm to the environment

KISSIMMEE, FL – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) and bipartisan members of the Florida congressional delegation sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland detailing their concerns regarding proposals by Burnett Oil Co., Inc to drill in Florida’s Everglades. 

September 23, 2021 Press Release
The amendments focus on renewable energy, oversight on increasing the number of minority cadets and midshipmen, Blockchain technology, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes seven amendments introduced by Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09). H.R.

August 25, 2021 Press Release
Legislation commissions CFTC reports on potential ways to promote consumer protection and regulatory competitiveness so that the U.S. can remain the global leader in virtual currency innovation

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
The bipartisan legislation comes after this year’s manatee death count shattered previous record.

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
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.

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