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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Press Releases

March 27, 2017 Press Release
As Secretary of Education DeVos visits Valencia College, Soto prepares bill to expand the highly successful partnership between the University of Central Florida, Valencia College, and community colleges

WASHINGTON, D.C –Central Floridians, and many more Americans from working families, depend on community colleges and institutions like Valencia College to be their gateway to a four-year degree.  Over the last 11 years, the University of Central Florida’s “Direct Connect” program has fulfilled this promise for hundreds of thousands of students from community colleges across Florida, and 35,000

March 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives delayed voting to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The House has postponed the vote as Republicans attempt to find the 216 votes they need—but don’t have—to pass TrumpCare.

March 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) continues the fight for America’s working families and the elderly in anticipation of today’s expected vote on TrumpCare. On Wednesday, Congressman Soto took his fight to the House Floor where he highlighted by the numbers how the legislation would hurt Americans if it becomes law.


March 21, 2017 Press Release
50 U.S. Representatives Send letter to President Trump requesting exemption

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Al Lawson (FL-5) and Darren Soto (FL-9) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking him to exempt the Social Security Administration from the federal hiring freeze “to ensure that the American people receive the first-class service they have already earned through a lifetime of hard work.”


March 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are hosting a series of events that will highlight the impact of immigration policy on the lives of everyday people. This comes as the Trump Administration ramps up immigration enforcement activity and takes a draconian stance on immigration policy. 

March 9, 2017 Press Release
Program Has Treated Over 250 Veterans and First Responders To Date

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S Representatives Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) and Darren Soto (FL-09) applauded a provision in the 2017 defense appropriations bill that is intended to provide $3 million in new funding for the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) RESTORES Clinic, which uses virtual reality to treat military service members, veterans and first responders with post-traumatic str

March 2, 2017 Press Release
A total of 13 lawmakers signed as co-sponsors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto will introduce today the “Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act” or SMASH Act. This bill supports and expands programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease, surveillance and control.  

February 28, 2017 Press Release
Jose is a University of Florida graduate and one of Soto's constituents

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto announced that he has selected Jose, a DREAMer (DACA recipient) from Florida, to witness President Donald Trump's first message to a joint session of Congress and to put a face on the hard-working immigrants who are being targeted by this administration.

Biography of Jose (last name withheld for his protection):

February 24, 2017 Press Release
Soto calls for meeting to address Trump's latest attacks on the LGBTQ community
ORLANDO, FL - Congressman Darren Soto will be hosting a strategic planning roundtable with policymakers, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and community organizers to discuss President Donald Trump’s latest attack on LGBTQ youth and the rumored executive order that would allow businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community.
February 23, 2017 Press Release
Letters have been sent to local law enforcement and school board members

ORLANDO, FL - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) is calling upon local law enforcement agencies and school board members to stand up for immigrant rights.  He asks them to reject the cruel new policies of President Donald Trump’s administration to arrest and deport those who are in the country undocumented, including hard-working families and students with no criminal record.