Rep. Darren Soto named Co-Chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus

January 28, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) was named co-chairman of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, a bipartisan group that promotes the future of blockchain technology and shapes the role Congress plays in its development. Rep. Soto joins Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06), Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11), and Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06) as leaders of the Caucus.

“Blockchain has the profound potential to benefit society and be a driver of economic growth. That’s why I’m proud to take on this new leadership role in the Blockchain Caucus, and work in a bipartisan fashion to educate and promote blockchain in Congress,” said Congressman Soto. “The Caucus provides a welcome forum for government and industry leaders to come together and better understand the implications of these new technologies. Together, we can help promote greater understanding in Congress and foster an environment of innovation that will maximize the potential of these technologies for current and future generations.”

Said Congressman Emmer: “I am pleased to welcome Congressman Soto as co-chair of the caucus. He has already demonstrated his leadership on these policy issues on the House Agriculture Committee as well as through supportive legislation, and I am excited that he has joined the House Energy & Commerce Committee to advocate for American innovation and additional education and awareness about these technologies.” 

Said Congressman Schweikert: “I am pleased to have my colleague Congressman Darren Soto join myself and Reps. Tom Emmer and Bill Foster as a co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. Rep. Soto is already a leader in this space, and I look forward to working with him to further educate government on blockchain technology.”

Said Congressman Foster: “Blockchain is a disruptive technology that will change the way we do business in almost every sector. I am proud to welcome my colleague, Congressman Soto, to join the Caucus so that policymakers and industry can work together to realize this promise and unleash its economic potential in the United States and around the world.”

The Congressional Blockchain Caucus was founded in the 114th Congress and is enjoying significant growth and an ever-expanding focus. The Caucus takes a hands-off regulatory approach to allow this technology to evolve the same way the internet did; on its own. Please click here for more information on the Caucus.