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February 12, 2020 Press Release

Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) joined United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representatives Joaquín Castro (D-TX), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), James P. McGovern (D-MA.), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and José E.

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February 12, 2020 Press Release

 Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement after the House passed a $4.89 billion emergency supplemental for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands:

 

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January 31, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced his first ever “Valentines for Vets” initiative, a program in which elementary school students from all around his district are encouraged to write Valentine’s Day cards for veterans. The cards will be hand delivered by the Congressman on Valentine’s Day to the Lake Nona VA Medical Center.

January 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL) and Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) introduced the Food Safety Modernization for Innovative Technologies Act, a bipartisan bill which would formalize a regulatory framework for food derived from cell-cultured technology.

 

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January 30, 2020 Press Release

Yesterday, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced that Jessica Carrillo, a woman who fled to Central Florida after the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, will join him as his guest to the State of the Union in Washington, D.C. on February 4, 2020, at 9:00 PM. 

 

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January 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Darren Soto (FL-09), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), José E.

January 13, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) surveyed damage and met with victims, as well as government officials in several Puerto Rican cities.

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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.  

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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.

February 28, 2020 In The News

A congressman is stepping in after thousands of St. Cloud residents have been dealing with orange and brown sediment in their water for more than two and a half years. 

February 26, 2020 In The News

In order to buy a gun in the U.S., you’re supposed to pass a federal background check. But if that check isn’t completed in three days, you can buy the gun regardless.

February 20, 2020 In The News

A Central Florida family was torn apart when federal agents deported mom to Mexico.

Alejandra Juarez, the wife of a Marine veteran and mom to two girls, was forced to leave her Polk County home in 2018.  The family’s story has been featured on Netflix.

February 14, 2020 In The News

Orlando will receive between $2.8 million and $3.5 million in federal anti-terrorism funding this year, the city’s third straight year of funding after years of not receiving any money.

February 12, 2020 In The News

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), along with Rep. 

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