House Democratic Leader Pelosi and Congressman Soto to Host Roundtable with Students from Valencia

January 27, 2017
Press Release
Discussion will focus on the barriers students and minorities face while pursuing higher education

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Monday, January 30th, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) will join students on the Valencia College Osceola Campus to discuss the daily challenges of pursuing degrees to advance their careers, and entering the workforce after graduation.

Students and millennials in Central Florida contend with issues such as student loan debt, homelessness, and the risk of losing quality health insurance if President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act. In addition, undocumented students could face deportation because of President Trump’s threat to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Rep.Soto is already spearheading efforts in Congress to help students cope with the costs of higher education by drafting legislation that would put money back into student’s pockets. More details about this legislative action will be unveiled at the event. 

WHAT: Congressional Roundtable Discussion with Valencia Students 

WHO: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Darren Soto, Dr. Kathleen Plinske (President of Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses), and students affected by DACA, homelessness and other issues. 

WHEN: Monday, January 30th, 2017

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 am (Media set-up by 8:45 a.m.)

LOCATION: Valencia College, Osceola Campus, Room 4 105 Building Four 1800 Denn John Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Members of the media who would like to cover the event are encouraged to register with: 


Congressman Darren Soto represents Florida’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Osceola County, as well as parts of Orange and Polk counties.