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July 16, 2019 Press Release

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

June 18, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09), Co-Chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, released the following statement today after Facebook’s announcement of “Libra,” a new cryptocurrency venture powered by Blockchain technology:

June 17, 2019 Press Release

Kissimmee, FL – In honor of Pride Month 2019, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto held a ceremony recognizing eight individuals in Central Florida for their accomplishments. The honorees’ biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they received Congressional Certificates.

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In The News

March 8, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating whether immigration officials violated policies when they created a secret list of journalists, attorneys, and activists to be stopped at the southern border for questioning — as Democratic members of Congress demanded answers.

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February 21, 2019 In The News

“The President’s power, if any, to issue the order must stem either from an act of Congress or from the Constitution itself...When the President takes measures incompatible with the expressed or implied will of Congress, his power is at its lowest ebb.” – U.S. Supreme Court, Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952).

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February 21, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto this week embarked on a congressional effort to determine why more than $47 billion set aside to help Puerto Rico recover has not yet been disbursed 17 months after Hurricane María devastated the island.

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February 19, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will tour Puerto Rico and hold oversight hearings on that island’s hurricane and economic recovery while U.S. Rep. Darren Soto charges that the administration is blocking those recoveries.

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February 19, 2019 In The News

House bills with bipartisan support would direct regulators to examine new ways to oversee digital assets and protect them from manipulation, as some lawmakers strive to make financial technologies more mainstream.

February 19, 2019 In The News

Despite the techno-libertarian ideology that inspired the creation of blockchain and cryptocurrency, a reckoning between decentralized networks, digital assets, and state apparatus has been a long time coming.

February 7, 2019 In The News

Central Florida will receive nearly $8 million in federal funding to expand affordable housing stock and battle homelessness, U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto announced Monday.

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February 7, 2019 In The News

 

On February 6th, 2019, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto gave the following remarks on climate change at the first Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing. 

January 28, 2019 In The News

As conditions deteriorate in Venezuela and its people continue fleeing to the U.S. seeking political asylum, two U.S. congressmen from Florida are working to pass a bipartisan immigration bill to help those fleeing the Maduro government.

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January 25, 2019 In The News

Katie Aragón of the immigrant advocacy group Fwd.US: “Deporting Alejandra [Juarez] was simply wrong — wrong for our country, wrong for her community. Sadly, her story is not unique.”

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