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March 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led a letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission, urging him to enact policies that would protect Americans from losing access to their cell phone, landline and internet during the COVID-19 national emergency. 

March 16, 2020 Op-Ed

As we face this monumental coronavirus crisis, House Democrats are prioritizing families first in our coronavirus relief efforts.

March 16, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bill to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on Central Floridians’ personal safety and financial security.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

In honor of Women’s History Month 2020, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto recognized 10 women in Central Florida for their invaluable contributions to the community. The honorees’ biographies were read into the Congressional Record by Rep. Soto and they received official Congressional Certificates.  

March 5, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass bipartisan legislation to ensure that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening workforce employees – or Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) – are afforded the same worker rights and protections afforded to other Federal workers under Title 5 of the U.S. Code. H.R.

March 2, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) asked Administrator Andrew Wheeler if the Environmental Protection Agency can test the safety of water in St. Cloud. The request comes after residents of St. Cloud reported seeing orange and brown sediment in the water coming out of faucets and in other water systems throughout their homes. 

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. 5867, 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). 



In The News

April 16, 2020 In The News

Not everyone is getting their stimulus check and many who are, are not getting the right amount.

Making matters worse, the IRS says its telephone assistance “is not available at this time” and it has “stopped all face-to-face service nationwide until further notice.”

April 14, 2020 In The News

Democratic congressional leaders from Central Florida are calling on the TSA to require officers at the Orlando International Airport to wear masks. 

The request comes in a letter from Representatives Val Demings, Darren Soto, and Stephanie Murphy. 

April 14, 2020 In The News

Some Central Florida lawmakers are demanding that something be done to keep Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents safe from the coronavirus at Orlando International Airport.

A dozen TSA agents are now infected with COVID-19.

Lawmakers say enough is enough. 

April 8, 2020 In The News

ORLANDO, Fla. – Some Central Florida counties report they are only getting a fraction of the personal protection equipment they’re ordering for first responders.

"We have not come close to receiving the supplies that Orange County needs," said one county official during Tuesday's virtual county commissioners meeting.

April 7, 2020 In The News

The sequel to the $2.2. trillion Cares Act could be in place by the end of April, according to Florida Rep. Darren Soto, but for people like Natasha Haggerty receiving unemployment benefits from the current bill has become a major challenge.

April 2, 2020 In The News

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- It’s the first of the month and that means rent is due -- except for many during this global crisis, making that payment has become impossible.

Here are five things to know for those who may be struggling to make ends meet:

April 1, 2020 In The News

Rep. Darren Soto (D-Florida) is hosting a virtual town hall Wednesday to answer questions from small business owners in Central Florida.

Businesses across the U.S. and the globe are facing closure, furloughs and more economic impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 30, 2020 In The News

Lawmakers said help is on the way for those affected economically from the coronavirus after Congress passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill last week.

The bill provides a one-time check of up to $1,200 dollars for some Americans.

March 27, 2020 In The News

Cargados de comida y ropa Augustin “Gus” y Paloma Martínez hicieron su acostumbrada ronda repartiendo suministros a familias que viven en cuartos de moteles y hoteles en las zonas de Orlando y Kissimmee.