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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Press Releases

September 5, 2018 Press Release
Soto led bipartisan letter of support for grant

Rep. Darren Soto announced today that the Polk County Fire Rescue will receive a $547,842 federal grant to enhance their response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of Central Florida residents.

August 6, 2018 Press Release

Today, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Congressman Darren Soto, Chair of the CHC Taskforce on Voting and Civil Rights, sent a letter to the Department of Commerce expressing strong opposition to the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

August 2, 2018 Press Release

Kissimmee, FL –  Today, the Florida office of the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) handling the Juarez family’s case, refused to return Alejandra’s passport and travel documentation back to her ahead of her deportation travels set for tomorrow (August 3rd). Mrs.

July 30, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto will open a new office space at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona and host office hours for veterans every Monday and Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Rep.

July 27, 2018 Press Release
H.R. 4528 limits sale of billfish and adds protection against shark finning.

This week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed H.R.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, under President Donald Trump, denied a request for a stay of removal for Polk County-area mother and U.S. veteran spouse, Alejandra Juarez. U.S.

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.

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: