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July 17, 2019 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved Congressman Darren Soto’s bipartisan legislation to provide equal access of federal resources for Medicaid to all American citizens living in the five U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands.

July 16, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09), who introduced the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 (H.R.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

Today, the U.S House of Representatives passed four amendments introduced by Rep. Darren Soto in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funds and sets policy for defense-related activities for Fiscal Year 2020. Rep. Soto’s legislation increases healthcare access for American troops and supports technological advances impacting Central Florida.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.