Orlando is the host of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, which the Trump Administration sought to defund earlier this year
The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation that would provide $21.1 million for Special Olympics programs, after Reps. Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto, and Val Demings led an effort earlier this year to ensure strong federal support for the organization. Orlando is scheduled to host the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.
Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09), Val Demings (FL-10), and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) sent a letter to Secretary Kevin J. Thibault at the Florida Department of Transportation expressing concerns about the construction delays for the “I-4 Ultimate” project. Members also requested a briefing on the plans to promptly complete this critical infrastructure project.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Florida Democratic congressional delegation voted for H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019, which blocks the Trump Administration’s efforts to give states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.
Following a Congressional Delegation trip to Puerto Rico by Members of Congress on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Leadership called on Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director of the United States Census Bureau, to meet with the Caucus to discuss the 2020 United States Census and decisions by the Bureau that could result in reduced participation among Hispanic communities.
Today, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released a Congressional Report on the high prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and the uninsured and the adverse impact on Florida’s Ninth District.
Funds include assistance for Florida, Puerto Rico and other affected regions
Following a year of collaboration, the Token Taxonomy Act of 2019 (H.R. 2144) and the Digital Taxonomy Act (H.R. 2154) were introduced today as the leading legislation to provide jurisdiction and regulatory certainty for businesses, entrepreneurs, and regulators in the United States’ blockchain economy.
Kissimmee, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced that the Primary Care Medical Services of Poinciana will receive an additional $300,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the Title X Family Planning Services Program at Osceola Community Health Services.
H.R.1965 would admit Puerto Rico as a State of the union
Today, U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-at-large) introduced H.R.1965 Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2019, legislation for admission of the territory of Puerto Rico as a state of the union.