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June 6, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of provisions in the fiscal year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill to monitor virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, for fraud and manipulation.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement today after House passage of H.R. 6, The Dream and Promise Act, legislation offering a pathway to citizenship for up to 2.5 million immigrants who have spent much of their lives in the United States:   

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June 4, 2019 Press Release

KISSIMMEE, FL  – Today, FWD.us and Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) held a roundtable lu

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May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN) and Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) led a bipartisan letter to Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, requesting the Administration include blockchain technology in its initiatives on emerging technologies.

 

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.

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In The News

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.”

January 22, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC — For months, the Trump administration has sought to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for immigrants from several countries in Latin America and Africa, though its efforts have been hampered by court rulings.

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January 15, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, has been appointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. It is the oldest, continuous standing committee in the U.S. House and has the broadest jurisdiction of any committee in Congress, overseeing several federal departments and agencies, Soto said in a news release.

September 27, 2018 In The News

A Kissimmee sensor-research facility is expected to establish a new cybersecurity center for microelectronics using $30 million in the defense-spending bill approved by Congress this week.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the $684 billion bill.

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