Press Releases

April 21, 2020 Press Release

This week, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting to include H.R. 5687the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, in the next coronavirus relief package.

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April 20, 2020 Press Release

For weeks, Floridians have attempted to gain access to the state’s purposefully designed faulty unemployment system. While technology glitches have been a cause of frustration, those who have successfully submitted claims are left wondering when their benefits will kick in. This week Rep.

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April 16, 2020 Press Release
Florida Members of Congress want overtime and hazard pay for workers like those supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, etc.

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09), joined by fellow Florida Members of Congress, sent a letter to the Secretary Mnuchin of the Department of the Treasury and Administrator Carranza of the Small Business Administration requesting overtime and hazard pay protections for local essential service employees.  

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April 13, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) sent a letter to the Department of Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and the Small Business Administration Administrator, Jovita Carranza, urging them to consider allowing local governments to use resources from the state stabilization fund to cover the overtime and hazard pay of first responders.

April 7, 2020 Press Release
Orlando Police Department and Orlando Fire Department are both dangerously low on masks, gowns, and other supplies needed to protect themselves and the publi

ORLANDO—U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto today called on Governor Ron DeSantis to immediately provide first responders in Orlando with the critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect themselves and the public.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will now go to the President’s desk for a  signature.

Rep. Soto gave the following remarks on the House floor:

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March 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act to ensure the United States builds its stockpile of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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March 26, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a bipartisan letter that requests the Florida Cabinet in cooperation with the Florida Courts temporarily suspend all eviction and foreclosure proceedings in the State of Florida for 60 days during the national emergency of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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March 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led a letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission, urging him to enact policies that would protect Americans from losing access to their cell phone, landline and internet during the COVID-19 national emergency. 

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