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March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL) and Warren Davidson (R-OH) reintroduced the Token Taxonomy Act.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09), in a virtual press conference, announced that his office secured language in the Dream and Promise Act of 2021 to provide a pathway to citizenship for certain Venezuelans eligible for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). 

March 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) joined House Democrats in passing H.R.

February 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, get vaccines in people’s arms, put money into families’ pockets, return children safely to the classroom and put people back to work. 

February 26, 2021 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Reps. Demings, Murphy, and Soto announced new terror-prevention and preparedness grant funding for Orlando under the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).

February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Daren Soto (FL-09), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) introduced the Strengthening Mental Health Support for BIPOC Communities Act, legislation that aims to



In The News

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.

March 19, 2020 In The News

First the theme parks closed. Now, major hotels are planning to close.

The coronavirus is putting many jobs in jeopardy, especially tourism-related jobs. The American Hotel and Lodging Association has said the coronavirus is more damaging than 9/11 and the 2008 recession combined.

March 10, 2020 In The News

In honor of Women's History Month, Rep. Darren Soto is honoring one of Osceola County's hardest working women.

Carmen Carrasquillo started at the Osceola Council on Aging nearly thirty years ago as a volunteer and never left. For decades, she’s been helping the elderly maintain independence and dignity.  

March 9, 2020 In The News

"From 535 all the way down to 27 in Polk County, where a lot of the tractor trailers get off of I-4 where the tourism traffic kind of starts to subside, and it goes all the way up through Volusia County,” said U.S. Rep. Darren Soto.

That's the span of I-4 Beyond the Ultimate -- an extension of I-4 Ultimate.

February 28, 2020 In The News

As scientists work frantically to prevent the spread of stony coral tissue loss disease across the Florida Reef Tract, they acknowledge more funding and resources are needed.