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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Press Releases

July 19, 2018 Press Release
Amendments will increase funds for tax counseling for seniors, combatting IRS identity theft, and protecting the environment

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four amendments introduced by Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) in H.R. 6147, the Interior-Environment, Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Rep.

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July 19, 2018 Press Release
Award will fund new station tracks for Poinciana and Kissimmee

Representatives Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy and Val Demings announced today the Central Florida Commuter Rail, known as SunRail, is receiving a $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to complete the Phase 2 South Project, which will extend SunRail services from the existing railroad south of Orlando through Kissimmee and Poinciana in Osceola County.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement following President Trump’s joint press conference with President Putin, in which he refused to hold Russia accountable for hacking the 2016 U.S. elections:

July 16, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10), and Congressman Darren Soto (FL-9) announced the introduction of H.R. 6315, the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2018.

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July 13, 2018 Press Release

Central Florida representatives Darren Soto, Val Demings and Stephanie Murphy sent a letter today to Secretary Dew of the Florida Department of Transportation expressing their concerns over a recent Moody’s Investment Service report, which states that construction on Interstate 4 (I-4) is over 2

July 12, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that Winter Haven Municipal Airport Gilbert Field (GIF) in Polk County is the recipient of a  $2,493,952 discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to install runway lighting and rehabilitate the runway infrastructure.

June 28, 2018 Press Release
H.R. 6157 Passed the House, Two Amendments approved by Voice Vote.

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two amendments offered by Congressman Darren Soto. H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019, included two of Congressman Soto’s amendments, both of which passed by voice vote, to increase funding for quantum computing research and to increase funding for Gulf War illness research.

June 25, 2018 Press Release
H.R. 4528 limits sale of billfish and adds protection against shark finning

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 4528, a bill introduced by Congressman Darren Soto to amend the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 to limit the sale of billfish caught by U.S.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto met with Abhinav Dhulipala, a Congressional Award Gold Medal recipient from Central Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Abhinav (Abhi) graduated from the Orlando Science School this past spring and will be attending the University of California, Berkeley in the Fall 2018 semester to study Engineering.

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June 21, 2018 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the second version of the Farm Bill (H.R.2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018), by a narrow margin of 213-211.

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