Press Releases

January 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement following a Natural Resources Committee Hearing today, in which BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank admitted that Florida is not officially exempt from the Trump administration’s offshore oil drilling plan:

January 19, 2018 Press Release
New report to analyze future growth of artificial intelligence, impact on American workforce

Washington, D.C. Today, Congressman Darren Soto introduced the “AI Jobs Act of 2018,” legislation that will authorize the Department of Labor to work with businesses and educational institutions to create a report analyzing the future growth of artificial intelligence and its impact on American workforce.

January 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by U.S. Representative Darren Soto, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce expressing strong opposition against the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

January 9, 2018 Press Release

On December 27, 2017, Congressman Darren Soto and Senator Bill Nelson traveled to Puerto Rico to assess recovery efforts 100 days after Hurricane Maria's landfall on the island.

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January 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Representative Darren Soto released the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans:

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January 3, 2018 Press Release

Kissimmee, Florida –  Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement following FEMA’s announcement to extend the Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) program until March 20, 2018.

January 2, 2018 Press Release

Kissimmee, Florida – Congressman Darren Soto is concerned about the Trump Administration’s plans to deregulate safety standards for offshore oil drilling. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) plans to publish new regulations which recommend rather than require oil drilling companies to perform production safety measures.

December 21, 2017 Press Release

Kissimme, Florida  – Congressman Darren Soto release the following statement following the announcement that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló will request an extension of the Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) program, which provides Puerto Rico evacuees of Hurricane Maria currently residing in Florida with housing vouchers:

December 21, 2017 Press Release

Kissimmee, Florida   Yesterday, Congressman Darren Soto led a bipartisan letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. Long, urging the agency to approve the expansion of the Direct Lease program or for an extension to the Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) program, for the Puerto Rican evacuees residing in Central Florida.

December 15, 2017 Press Release

Kissimmee, Florida –  Congressman Darren Soto announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has approved phase II of the All Aboard Florida (AAF)/Brightline project, a high-speed rail service that would run from Orlando to Miami, Florida’s largest business and tourism hubs.

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