Press Releases

September 20, 2017 Press Release
Central Florida Members of Congress seek to ensure federal support to state is swift and sufficient

WASHINGTON – Today, Central Florida Representatives Darren Soto, Val Demings, and Stephanie Murphy joined House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), and House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Carter on an official visit to Jacksonville, Florida to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.  Th

September 15, 2017 Press Release
H.R.3354 include 6 floor amendments and 15 pieces of report language introduced by Rep. Soto

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a package of 12 spending bills (H.R. 3354), which included amendments and report language introduced by Congressman Darren Soto.

September 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) updated the list of Florida counties designated for Individual Assistance to include Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole counties.

September 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto announced that he will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a real legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The bipartisan delegation of Central Florida sent a letter to President Donald Trump today urging the administration to designate Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole Counties as eligible for individual assistance under the Federal Disaster Declaration for the State of Florida.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

Miami, FL – Florida’s entire congressional delegation urged the Trump Administration to conduct “prompt review and approval of forthcoming requests for Individual Assistance” to additional counties in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

September 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto sent a letter to Mr. Benjamin Friedman, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), addressing concerns that NOAA has not yet acquired backup Hurricane Hunter aircrafts after Congress approved a provision requiring so earlier this year.

September 5, 2017 Press Release
Increased Funds Would Go To Formerly Funded Cities Like Orlando

WASHINGTON, D.C.—  When Congress returns this week, the House of Representatives is scheduled to begin work on a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown at the end of September.  Representatives Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto want the bill to include counter-terrorism funding for Orlando.  The three filed an amendment that would add $20 million in additional funding to th

September 5, 2017 Press Release
Los beneficiarios de DACA son Americanos que contribuyen a nuestras comunidades y economías locales

El congresista Darren Soto emitió la siguiente declaración en respuesta a los informes que el Presidente Trump está considerando la eliminación del exitoso Programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés), la cual ampara temporalmente de la deportación a casi 800.000 Dreamers que fueron traídos a los Estados Unidos desde su niñez:

September 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke of the U.S. Department of the Interior today, expressing strong support for keeping the Florida Panther on the Endangered Species List. The Panther is recognized as Florida’s official state animal and it is still at dangerously low numbers to ensure a healthy breeding population.