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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Press Releases

August 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Darren Soto joins Democratic colleagues in launching an ambitious new economic agenda –A Better Deal –promising better jobs, better wages, and a better future to all Americans. Rep.

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August 3, 2017 Press Release
RAISE Act Separates Families and Hinders U.S. Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement after Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a proposal to drastically reduce legal immigration into the United States: 

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July 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a security minibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (H.R.3219), which included a deceptive, Republican-led addition of $1.6 billion to finance a 74 mile border wall:

July 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement today after the administration’s announcement of imposing new sanctions against Venezuelan government officials.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that the Polk County Fire Rescue will receive a $4 million federal grant to strengthen its operations by hiring additional firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.

July 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On July 19, 2017, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09), Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) filed a Resolution urging for Tom Flores to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

July 24, 2017 Press Release
Kissimmee Gateway Airport to receive $2.2 million and Bartow Municipal Airport $557k

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that the Kissimmee Gateway and the Bartow Municipal Airports have received over $2.7 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the installation of more secure and sustainable infrastructure.

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July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that Haines City Fire Rescue will receive a $674,978 grant to fund the hiring of additional firefighters and emergency medical technicians. During Soto’s first week in Congress, he directed staff to contact the Haines City Fire Chief regarding this opportunity and advice on how to apply.

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July 17, 2017 Press Release
Soto works to protect Americans, employ veterans, and save taxpayers money.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) passed five amendments to the House National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, H.R. 2810. All five of Soto’s amendments were adopted by voice vote before being passed by a bi-partisan vote of 344 to 81.

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July 13, 2017 Press Release
Soto highlights the harms of coastal drilling: national security, the economy, and the environment.

Washington, D.C. - During yesterday’s Natural Resources Committee meeting, U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) highlighted national security, the economy, and the environment as key reasons for extending the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico and banning seismic drilling off the Atlantic Coast.

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