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February 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Three Puerto Rican lawmakers have written the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expressing concerns regarding elements of the agency’s hurricane recovery response in Puerto Rico.  Among other concerns, in their letter, Reps.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement after voting to pass a resolution to terminate President Trump’s unlawful, fake national emergency declaration:

February 26, 2019 Press Release

Kissimmee, FL U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) named Michelle Martinez as the new District Director for Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Martinez previously served as Campaign Manager for Rep. Soto’s re-election campaign in 2018.

February 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL) reintroduced the Working on Rewarding and Keeping Employees Resilient (WORKER) Act, a sweeping economic bill aimed at resolving prominent challenges to American labor and job markets.

February 19, 2019 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) released his Congressional Puerto Rico Recovery Blueprint, a report outlining the policy areas and plan of action Congress must take for the recovery of Puerto Rico.  Rep. Soto prepared the Blueprint at the request of Members of Congress. It was presented to congressional leaders in the U.S.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

The Conference Report to keep the government open and fund important priorities was signed into law on February 15, 2019. The legislation is the product of a bipartisan, bicameral Conference Committee agreement. It includes the following 28 funding provisions– 2 amendments and 26 language report additions – which were spearheaded by Congressman Darren Soto:


February 14, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) released the following statement on the possibility of President Trump declaring a national emergency:

February 13, 2019 Press Release

In honor of Black History Month 2019, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto will hold a ceremony recognizing eleven individuals in Central Florida for their accomplishments. The honorees’ biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they will receive official Congressional Certificates.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto was named Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Technology Task Force. The Technology Task Force will focus on issues including emerging technology, global competitiveness, innovation, data privacy, and artificial intelligence (including the sociopolitical implications).

February 5, 2019 Press Release

“President Trump never mentioned the longest federal government shutdown in history during his State of the Union Address tonight. He also never apologized to the Americans he hurt, or provided a common border security plan to avoid another shutdown. This was a terrible missed opportunity to address the most pressing issue facing the Congress.


In The News

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


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.

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.

April 13, 2018 In The News


April 11, 2018 In The News

Quality early child care can make a huge difference over the course of a person’s life. Positive child care habits and decisions made by parents early on can help put a child on an upward trajectory toward strong mental and physical health.

April 11, 2018 In The News

The tense topic of gun safety legislation drew a standing-room only crowd and sparked lively debate at St. Cloud’s Community Center Saturday afternoon.
U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (D-Kissimmee) held a town hall meeting to field questions from constituents over gun laws in the wake of a February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.

March 5, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto of Orlando received a perfect score of 100 for his environmental issues voting record from the national League of Conservation Voters, the only member of Florida’s delegation to do so.