Press Releases

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:

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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.

August 31, 2017 Press Release
DACA Recipients are Americans Who Contribute to Our Local Communities and Economies

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump is considering eliminating the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides nearly 800,000 Dreamers who were brought to America as children the certainty they will not be deported: 

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August 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On August 21st, 2017 a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker left ten American sailors missing and others injured off the coast of Singapore. Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement following the accident, supporting the U.S. Navy announcement of an operational pause and comprehensive review of the collision:

August 19, 2017 Press Release
Mourning the loss of Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement after the tragic shooting in Kissimmee, Florida on Friday, August 18th, 2017, that resulted in the loss of two Kissimmee Police Officers:

August 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Darren Soto joins Democratic colleagues in launching an ambitious new economic agenda –A Better Deal –promising better jobs, better wages, and a better future to all Americans. Rep.

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August 3, 2017 Press Release
RAISE Act Separates Families and Hinders U.S. Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement after Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a proposal to drastically reduce legal immigration into the United States: 

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July 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed a security minibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (H.R.3219), which included a deceptive, Republican-led addition of $1.6 billion to finance a 74 mile border wall:

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