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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Press Releases

October 10, 2018 Press Release

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto will recognize nine individuals in Central Florida for their invaluable contributions to the community. The honorees' biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they will receive official Congressional Certificates.

October 2, 2018 Press Release
Provisions include funding for National Early Child Care Collaboratives program, Gulf War illness research

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September 27, 2018 Press Release
Provision championed by Reps. Soto and Murphy in House; Sens. Rubio and Nelson in Senate

Congress has approved a defense funding bill that includes $30 million intended for the BRIDG facility in Osceola County.  BRIDG, a non-profit public-private partnership, would use any funding it receives to establish a Microelectronics Cybersecurity Center and to develop trusted microelectronic devices in a secure environment to support the Department of Defense.  This provision was championed

September 25, 2018 Press Release
The bill supports and expands programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease surveillance and control.

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1310 the “Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act” or SMASH Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Darren Soto to support and expand programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease surveillance and control.

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.