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March 27, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will now go to the President’s desk for a  signature.

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March 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act to ensure the United States builds its stockpile of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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March 26, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a bipartisan letter that requests the Florida Cabinet in cooperation with the Florida Courts temporarily suspend all eviction and foreclosure proceedings in the State of Florida for 60 days during the national emergency of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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March 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led a letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission, urging him to enact policies that would protect Americans from losing access to their cell phone, landline and internet during the COVID-19 national emergency. 

March 16, 2020 Op-Ed

As we face this monumental coronavirus crisis, House Democrats are prioritizing families first in our coronavirus relief efforts.

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March 16, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bill to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on Central Floridians’ personal safety and financial security.

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March 9, 2020 Press Release

In honor of Women’s History Month 2020, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto recognized 10 women in Central Florida for their invaluable contributions to the community. The honorees’ biographies were read into the Congressional Record by Rep. Soto and they received official Congressional Certificates.  

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March 5, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass bipartisan legislation to ensure that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening workforce employees – or Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) – are afforded the same worker rights and protections afforded to other Federal workers under Title 5 of the U.S. Code. H.R.

March 2, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) asked Administrator Andrew Wheeler if the Environmental Protection Agency can test the safety of water in St. Cloud. The request comes after residents of St. Cloud reported seeing orange and brown sediment in the water coming out of faucets and in other water systems throughout their homes. 

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June 22, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Trump huddled with House Republicans on Capitol Hill as lawmakers continue to search for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families who illegally cross the U.S. Mexico border.

With votes scheduled on two pieces of legislation this week in the House, does any have enough support to pass?

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June 22, 2018 In The News

 Alajandra Juarez, 38, is the wife of a Marine veteran.

The couple lives in Davenport, Polk County and has two daughters, ages 8 and 16.

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June 18, 2018 In The News

After living in Central Florida for years, married to a Marine and raising two daughters, Alejandra Juarez is facing deportation to Mexico next week — unless she gets a last-minute reprieve.

Juarez’s pending deportation is destroying her family, she said.

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June 7, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump praised his administration’s response to last year’s devastating storms even as thousands of Puerto Rican evacuees face eviction from temporary shelters and the island remains partly without power nine months after Hurricane Maria.

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June 6, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON (Circa) — Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus announced Wednesday they are preparing legislation to create an independent commission to investigate the federal response to Hurricane Maria, in the wake of new data indicating at least 1,300 more people died in Puerto Rico due to the storm than initially reported.

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June 6, 2018 In The News

House Democrats are demanding a hearing on the Trump administration's recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after a Harvard study estimated the island's death toll after Hurricane Maria may be 70 times greater than the government's official tally.  

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June 5, 2018 In The News

Florida Democratic freshman Rep. Darren Soto, 40, talks about his music, how hard it is to form relationships on the Hill, and green spots on his GPS.

Q: What about Congress didn’t you expect?

June 4, 2018 In The News

Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto Thursday morning blasted the federal deportation and political asylum policy to separate children from their families who have crossed the American border without documentation, calling the policy “cruel” and “deeply immoral.”

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June 4, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are again stressing their concerns about the controversial plans to ask for citizenship status for the 2020 Census.

June 4, 2018 In The News

La nueva política del gobierno del presidente Donald Trump que separa a niños y padres inmigrantes en la frontera con el objetivo de reducir el ingreso ilegal de personas al país ha generado gran preocupación entre la comunidad inmigrante, y algunos legisladores se oponen a esta estrategia de tolerancia cero.

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