Soto Appointed to Subcommittees Overseeing the Environment and Puerto Rico

January 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) has been selected to serve on the House Committee of Natural Resources where he will have the opportunity to oversee issues affecting the environment, indigenous people, and territories, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
 
Congressman Soto has been assigned to three subcommittees: Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs; Energy and Mineral Resources; and Government Oversight and Investigations. In this new role, Soto will be directly involved with actions pertaining to the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act, also known as PROMESA. 
 
"I am ready to fight the good fight for measures that will help preserve and protect the environment. Florida is rich in natural resources, home to the Everglades, many species of wildlife and majestic beaches – beautiful places that are critical to tourism and central Florida’s economy," Soto said. "I am committed to bring justice for our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico, who just like us are American citizens by birth. Thousands of families are moving into our District in search of better opportunities, escaping the fiscal crisis that is hurting so many Puerto Ricans every day." 

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

 

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