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May 28, 2019 Press Release

Kissimmee, FL – In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2019, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto will hold a ceremony recognizing six individuals in Central Florida for their accomplishments. The honorees’ biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they will receive official Congressional Certificates.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC  – The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary passed the Venezuela TPS Act (H.R.

May 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC  – Today, the New Democrat Coalition Technology Task Force Co-Chairs Darren Soto, Sharice Davids, Kendra Horn, and Harley Rouda released their goals for the 116th Congress. The Technology Task Force will meet with stakeholders and develop policy positions for the Coalition to advance in both the near term and long term.

May 20, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressmen Darren Soto (FL-9) and Brian Mast (FL-18) today introduced legislation to streamline the opening of Congressional offices inside Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities across the nation.  The introduction of the bill, called the Improving Veterans Access to Congressional Services Act, follows Rep.

May 14, 2019 Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation that would provide $21.1 million for Special Olympics programs, after Reps. Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto, and Val Demings led an effort earlier this year to ensure strong federal support for the organization. Orlando is scheduled to host the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09), Val Demings (FL-10), and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) sent a letter to Secretary Kevin J. Thibault at the Florida Department of Transportation expressing concerns about the construction delays for the “I-4 Ultimate” project. Members also requested a briefing on the plans to promptly complete this critical infrastructure project.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Florida Democratic congressional delegation voted for H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019, which blocks the Trump Administration’s efforts to give states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Following a Congressional Delegation trip to Puerto Rico by Members of Congress on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep.

April 30, 2019 Press Release

Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Leadership called on Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director of the United States Census Bureau, to meet with the Caucus to discuss the 2020 United States Census and decisions by the Bureau that could result in reduced participation among Hispanic communities.

April 25, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released a Congressional Report on the high prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and the uninsured and the adverse impact on Florida’s Ninth District.



In The News

July 20, 2017 In The News

Soto denounces the consideration of the repeal of Obamacare and supports bipartisan legislation.  In Florida's 9th District, many families would be in danger of losing their insurance due to the potential Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal, making this a life or death issue. Congressman Soto spoke on the House floor to confront this pressing issue.

July 6, 2017 In The News

To confront one of Florida’s most pressing environmental problems – algae blooms fed by the release of nutrient-polluted overflow from Lake Okeechobee – the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott agreed this year to invest $1.2 billion to build a new reservoir south of the lake and spend another $50 million to speed up repairs to the crumbling dike surrounding the lake.

May 23, 2017 In The News

Today, the Trump Administration set out a broken budget with more broken promises.  Hear Congressman Soto speak out against these cruel cuts to healthcare, farm aid, cancer and other science research, and small businesses.


April 28, 2017 In The News

During these first 100 days, big talk and broken promises is all we have gotten from the Trump administration and House Republicans. The latest example: Trumpcare has gotten even worse. Hear Darren's quick explanation of why the new version is even worse. 

April 3, 2017 In The News

Let’s start with the good news: the overall cancer death rate in the United States has been declining over the past two decades, thanks to lower rates of smoking, earlier detection and better treatments. The bad news: cancer health disparities continue to exist.

March 8, 2017 In The News


#1 TrumpCare cuts Medicaid

January 24, 2017 In The News

Aquellos que me conocen bien saben que soy un eterno optimista, especialmente cuando se trata de temas que afectan al estado de la Florida y mi nación, Estados Unidos. Ese mismo optimismo lo traigo conmigo al Congreso y lo sumo a mis esfuerzos de ayudar a nuestros hermanos y hermanas en la isla de Puerto Rico.

January 24, 2017 In The News

Leaving 80 degree weather behind at our home in Kissimmee, I hopped on an evening flight to Washington D.C. recently to embark on a new journey to represent our community in Congress.