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March 2, 2020 Press Release

In honor of Black History Month 2020, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto held a ceremony recognizing eleven individuals in Central Florida for their accomplishments. The honorees’ biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they received official Congressional Certificates.

February 19, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced  a $40 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  to the Toho Water Authority in Kissimmee, Florida.

February 19, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) delivered Valentine’s Day cards to veterans at the Lake Nona VA Medical Center. Two weeks ago, the Congressman called on students from his district to make handmade cards to show veterans that they are loved.

February 12, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Darren Soto (FL-09) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) introduced H.R. 5857, the Ban Fracking Act, a federal bill to phase out fracking nationwide in the United States. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate by Senators Bernie Sanders (VT-I) and Jeff Merkley (OR-D). 

 

February 12, 2020 Press Release

Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) joined United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representatives Joaquín Castro (D-TX), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), James P. McGovern (D-MA.), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and José E.

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February 12, 2020 Press Release

 Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement after the House passed a $4.89 billion emergency supplemental for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands:

 

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January 31, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced his first ever “Valentines for Vets” initiative, a program in which elementary school students from all around his district are encouraged to write Valentine’s Day cards for veterans. The cards will be hand delivered by the Congressman on Valentine’s Day to the Lake Nona VA Medical Center.

January 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL) and Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) introduced the Food Safety Modernization for Innovative Technologies Act, a bipartisan bill which would formalize a regulatory framework for food derived from cell-cultured technology.

 

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January 30, 2020 Press Release

Yesterday, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced that Jessica Carrillo, a woman who fled to Central Florida after the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, will join him as his guest to the State of the Union in Washington, D.C. on February 4, 2020, at 9:00 PM. 

 

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May 23, 2018 In The News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Amid the still-not-fixed physical damage to Puerto Rico after two powerful hurricanes hit late last year, the island is in a health care crisis.

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May 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — In just four years, a ban on drilling off the eastern Gulf is set to expire. But the Sunshine state’s congressional delegation is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.

May 23, 2018 In The News

I am a developer and an environmentalist, and I own property in and around Orlando. It is one of the most dynamic and interesting cities in the United States, and natural resources are part of the mix. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute study published in 2013 determined that wildlife viewing (excluding hunting) had a nearly $5 billion impact on Florida’s economy.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Today on Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys, we discuss faith, affordable housing, the restoration of voting rights to past-felons, and much more. 

May 9, 2018 In The News

HAINES CITY – According to U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Winter Haven), Thursday marked the first time a U.S. Senator ever made a public appearance in Haines City. It was a short visit. Sen. Bill Nelson, who is running against Gov.

May 9, 2018 In The News

ORLANDO, Fla. - U.S. Rep. Darren Soto has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice asking for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to explore the options of regulating "ghost guns."

April 30, 2018 In The News

 

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April 27, 2018 In The News

Two amendments pushed by Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto got included in a bill approved Friday morning by the U.S. House of Representatives and could make airports and airplanes a little more prepared for new mothers and pregnant women.

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April 18, 2018 In The News

Agriculture has continued to be Florida’s second largest industry for many years now. Even so, the industry itself is still a mystery to many who live in Florida’s sprawling suburbia.

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