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December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) was elected as Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Whip for the 117th Congress.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) was elected to chair the Future Forum Caucus for the 117th Congress. Future Forum is an influential group of young Democratic Members of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives who advocate for issues and opportunities important to millennials and Generation Z.

November 13, 2020 Press Release

KISSIMMEE, FL - Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) led Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis requesting he immediately release the remaining CARES Act federal dollars in the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to all Florida counties, cities and towns.

November 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following after Puerto Rican's voted for statehood in the November 4 plebiscite: 

November 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-7) and Congressman Darren Soto (FL-9) introduced H.R.

October 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today,  Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02) and Congressman Darren Soto (FL -09) introduced legislation requiring FEMA to reimburse local governments and electric cooperatives for interest incurred on loans used to restore essential functions after natural disasters.

October 13, 2020 Press Release

Kissimmee, FL – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2020, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto held a virtual ceremony recognizing twelve individuals from Florida’s Ninth District on their impact and contributions to the Latino community. The honorees' biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson and Darren Soto introduced the PRICE Act, a bill that will increase transparency in the cattle market, improve risk management, and support new and expanding meat processors.

September 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Darren Soto’s bills, the Digital Taxonomy Act (H.R. 2154) and the Blockchain Innovation Act (H.R. 8153), passed out of the House incorporated into the Consumer Safety Technology Act (H.R. 8128). 


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.