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July 10, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto introduced bipartisan legislation to provide equal access to federal resources for Medicaid to American Citizens living in U.S. territories.  H.R.

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June 28, 2019 Press Release
House-passed amendment will enhance efforts to promote democracy and rule of law in the increasingly authoritarian country
June 27, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter signed by 47 Members of Congress to President Trump’s Administration requesting the disbursement of funds, which were already appropriated, to improve and build a more resilient electric grid in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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June 26, 2019 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Darren Soto’s request to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also known as “DREAMers,”to be employed in the United States Federal Government. Rep.

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June 26, 2019 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved 56 legislative items drafted by Rep. Darren Soto, which were included in H.R. 3055, Appropriations Minibus for FY2020.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month 2019, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto held a ceremony recognizing six individuals in Central Florida for their accomplishments. The honorees’ biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they received official Congressional Certificates.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09), Co-Chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, released the following statement today after Facebook’s announcement of “Libra,” a new cryptocurrency venture powered by Blockchain technology:

June 17, 2019 Press Release

Kissimmee, FL – In honor of Pride Month 2019, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto held a ceremony recognizing eight individuals in Central Florida for their accomplishments. The honorees’ biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they received Congressional Certificates.

June 10, 2019 Press Release

Orlando, FL Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Val Demings (FL-10) announced legislation introduced to establish the site of Pulse nightclub as a federally recognized National Memorial Site. The announcement was made during a press conference at the Pulse Interim Memorial.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

This week, Congress passed H.R. 345 the SMASH Act or “Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act,” legislation authored by U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) that supports and expands programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease surveillance and control.

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In The News

April 18, 2019 In The News

Orlando will receive $3.25 million in federal anti-terrorism funding this year, according to U.S. Rep. Val Demings’ office, more than double the amount from last year and following years of not receiving any money at all.

April 8, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Florida lawmakers are continuing to push for more money to restore the Everglades after less money was budgeted for the project than what was requested. 

April 5, 2019 In The News

U.S. Democrats and Republicans have not been able to agree on a package that would provide disaster-relief funding for Puerto Rico.

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April 2, 2019 In The News

Following up on their recent introduction of the Token Taxonomy Act, Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL) and Warren Davidson (R-OH) have teamed up again to introduce a new slate of bipartisan bills related to virtual currency.

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March 25, 2019 In The News

ORLANDO, Fla. — Those impacted by the Pulse nightclub attack and other acts of gun violence held a town hall on Thursday.  Representative Darren Soto hosted the event at Valencia College. 

March 11, 2019 In The News

Washington - Darren Soto está por vez primera en mayoría en el Congreso. Y el primer congresista de origen puertorriqueño elegido por Florida -cuyo distrito tiene su base en Kissimmee y alta población boricua- siente la diferencia.

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March 8, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating whether immigration officials violated policies when they created a secret list of journalists, attorneys, and activists to be stopped at the southern border for questioning — as Democratic members of Congress demanded answers.

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February 21, 2019 In The News

“The President’s power, if any, to issue the order must stem either from an act of Congress or from the Constitution itself...When the President takes measures incompatible with the expressed or implied will of Congress, his power is at its lowest ebb.” – U.S. Supreme Court, Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952).

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February 21, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto this week embarked on a congressional effort to determine why more than $47 billion set aside to help Puerto Rico recover has not yet been disbursed 17 months after Hurricane María devastated the island.

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