Press Releases

June 2, 2017 Press Release

KISSIMMEE, FL.- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) will host a town hall in Polk County this Saturday June 3, 2017 at the Winter Haven City Commission chamber. Soto will be discussing the federal budget and the future of healthcare.

WHAT:  Polk County Town Hall


June 2, 2017 Press Release
Both airports have each been awarded a grant for $82,581 by the FAA

KISSIMMEE, FL- On Wednesday, U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded two grants to help with renovations and other pending projects at the Lake Wales Municipal Airport and the Winter Haven’s Gilbert Airport. The funds will be disbursed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

May 25, 2017 Press Release
The Congressmen want to ensure the successful BARD program and its benefits are protected under federal law

May 23, 2017 Press Release
The University of Central Florida’s “Direct Connect” program has helped hundreds of thousands of students achieve their educational goals at the state level

May 11, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Soto (FL-09)  released the following statement:

"At this point, I think the American people agree that only an independently appointed special counsel can fairly and rigorously investigate whether the Trump campaign violated American law by actively conspiring with Russia to win the 2016 election. 

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement:

"I am glad to see that the Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló, has moved forward to protect the interests of the 3.5 million American citizens living on the Island by seeking relief under Title III of PROMESA," Congressman Darren Soto said.

April 13, 2017 Press Release
Discussion will focus on Islamophobia, Travel Ban, Hate Crimes and the contributions of the Muslim community to healthcare among other topics

KISSIMMEE, FL.- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) has called a town hall meeting to discuss the political and social climate affecting the quality of life of the Muslim community under President Donald Trump’s Administration.

April 10, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Representative Darren Soto released the following statement on April 7th about the sudden passing of former Osceola County Chairman Frank Attkisson. During his career in public service, Attkisson served in the Florida House of Representatives for 10 years and as the Mayor of Kissimmee. 
April 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement in regards to the decision of the President of the Senate of Puerto Rico, Thomas Rivera Schatz, to rescind the administrative order approved in 2014 allowing transgender senate employees to use the bathroom and wear clothing consistent with their gender identity.

April 5, 2017 Press Release
Congress passes legislation requiring NOAA to keep a backup fleet of hurricane hunter aircraft
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) is pleased to announce the passage of legislation that will add two additional Hurricane Hunter aircraft to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) fleet. The provision was included in the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017. Congressman Soto worked closely with Senator Bill Nelson to include the language in the bill (Section 413 - Ensuring the Reliability of Our Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Act).