Press Releases

December 12, 2018 Press Release
Provisions will create new programs for farming training for veterans, high-tech sensors and algae research, and prioritize seed-breeding research

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed five bills introduced by Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) in the Conference Report on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (more commonly known as the Farm Bill), a bill to strengthen our nation’s farm and food economy. In the Farm Bill, Rep.

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December 6, 2018 Press Release
Legislation commissions research on potential cryptocurrency risks and preventative methods

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) along with Ted Budd (R-NC-13), introduced two pieces of legislation to help prevent virtual currency price manipulation and position the United States to be a leader in the cryptocurrency industry. The Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act of 2018 and the U.S.

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November 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto, a Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement after heightened unrest at the U.S.-Mexico border and threats by President Trump to permanently close southern ports of entry:

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November 27, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto, Chair of the Civil and Voting Rights Task Force in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement following surfaced court documents indicating the Trump Administration is considering sharing confidential census data with law enforcement and other national security agencies:  

October 10, 2018 Press Release

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto will recognize nine individuals in Central Florida for their invaluable contributions to the community. The honorees' biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they will receive official Congressional Certificates.

October 2, 2018 Press Release
Provisions include funding for National Early Child Care Collaboratives program, Gulf War illness research

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September 27, 2018 Press Release
Provision championed by Reps. Soto and Murphy in House; Sens. Rubio and Nelson in Senate

Congress has approved a defense funding bill that includes $30 million intended for the BRIDG facility in Osceola County.  BRIDG, a non-profit public-private partnership, would use any funding it receives to establish a Microelectronics Cybersecurity Center and to develop trusted microelectronic devices in a secure environment to support the Department of Defense.  This provision was championed

September 25, 2018 Press Release
The bill supports and expands programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease surveillance and control.

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1310 the “Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act” or SMASH Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Darren Soto to support and expand programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease surveillance and control.

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September 5, 2018 Press Release
Soto led bipartisan letter of support for grant

Rep. Darren Soto announced today that the Polk County Fire Rescue will receive a $547,842 federal grant to enhance their response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of Central Florida residents.

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