Press Releases

July 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement today after the administration’s announcement of imposing new sanctions against Venezuelan government officials.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that the Polk County Fire Rescue will receive a $4 million federal grant to strengthen its operations by hiring additional firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.

July 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On July 19, 2017, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09), Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) filed a Resolution urging for Tom Flores to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

July 24, 2017 Press Release
Kissimmee Gateway Airport to receive $2.2 million and Bartow Municipal Airport $557k

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that the Kissimmee Gateway and the Bartow Municipal Airports have received over $2.7 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the installation of more secure and sustainable infrastructure.

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July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that Haines City Fire Rescue will receive a $674,978 grant to fund the hiring of additional firefighters and emergency medical technicians. During Soto’s first week in Congress, he directed staff to contact the Haines City Fire Chief regarding this opportunity and advice on how to apply.

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July 17, 2017 Press Release
Soto works to protect Americans, employ veterans, and save taxpayers money.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) passed five amendments to the House National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, H.R. 2810. All five of Soto’s amendments were adopted by voice vote before being passed by a bi-partisan vote of 344 to 81.

July 13, 2017 Press Release
Soto highlights the harms of coastal drilling: national security, the economy, and the environment.

Washington, D.C. - During yesterday’s Natural Resources Committee meeting, U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) highlighted national security, the economy, and the environment as key reasons for extending the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico and banning seismic drilling off the Atlantic Coast.

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June 16, 2017 Press Release
New district office is Soto’s first in Polk County

WINTER HAVEN, FL - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of his third office in Florida’s Ninth Congressional District. This office is conveniently located in the Winter Haven City Hall to better serve our constituents in Polk County. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

June 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) released the following statement:

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June 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) made the following statement based on press reports that Orlando has been denied funding under the Urban Area Security Initiative federal grant program: 

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