Press Releases

September 26, 2017 Press Release
TUFGRID Act establishes grant program under Secretary of Energy

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Darren Soto introduced H.R.3829, The Uniform Federal Grants for Resilient Infrastructure and Design (TUFGRID) Act of 2017, legislation that will help make our nation’s electric infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto announced today that the City of St. Cloud’s Fire Rescue Department will receive a $38,826 grant to enhance their response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of Central Florida residents.

September 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Darren Soto authored letters today requesting the White House, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), to provide additional support for the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as the Caribbean begins to recover from catastrophic natural disasters.

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September 20, 2017 Press Release
New report shows $17 billion would be slashed from Florida’s health care

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Soto expressed opposition to Republicans’ latest Trumpcare legislation, which the Senate GOP hopes to rush to a vote next week.

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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.

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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.

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