Press Releases

November 7, 2017 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 not renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 5,300 Nicaraguans, and delay the decision on similar status for Hondurans.

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November 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  U.S. Representative Darren Soto, along with Members of the Florida Delegation, sent letters urging the House Appropriations Committee and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fully fund the Host-State Agreement with Florida.

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October 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Al Lawson and Darren Soto, members of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, sent a letter to Gov.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

Kissimmee, Florida –  U.S. Representative Darren Soto released the following statement after announcements by the Government of Puerto Rico to cancel the contract with Whitefish Energy, the firm controversially chosen to repair the island’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid.

October 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto spoke on the House floor yesterday calling on the “Freedom Caucus” and other fiscally-conservative Republicans to reject the tax giveaway for billionaires, which will add $1.5 trillion to the deficit in just the first 10 years. On the House Floor, Rep.

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October 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressman Darren Soto authored a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior requesting an investigation into the $300 million contract awarded to Montana firm Whitefish Energy to repair Puerto Rico’s electrical infrastructure.

October 13, 2017 Press Release
H.R. 4042 is co-sponsored by entire Florida delegation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto introduced legislation today honoring the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, by designating a United States Postal Service facility in Kissimmee, Florida as the “Borinqueneers Post Office Building”. The bill is co-sponsored by Florida’s entire congressional delegation.

October 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto released the following statement today after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Act, policy which sets limits on carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants.

October 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Central Florida Representatives Stephanie Murphy, Val Demings and Darren Soto, today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a nearly $12 million grant to the Florida Department of Transportation, MetroPlan Orlando, and the University of Central Florida to jointly develop “intelligent transportation technologies” that will be used to ma

September 27, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would help all U.S. islands receive necessary supplies following natural disasters
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Darren Soto (D-FL), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), and José Serrano (D-NY), in response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, introduced the Humanitarian Disaster Relief Act of 2017 to permit waiving the Jones Act for humanitarian relief efforts.
 

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