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June 10, 2019 Press Release

Orlando, FL Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Val Demings (FL-10) announced legislation introduced to establish the site of Pulse nightclub as a federally recognized National Memorial Site. The announcement was made during a press conference at the Pulse Interim Memorial.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

This week, Congress passed H.R. 345 the SMASH Act or “Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act,” legislation authored by U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) that supports and expands programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease surveillance and control.

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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.

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In The News

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.

September 26, 2018 In The News

This week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Darren Soto’s, D-Fla., proposal to help the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies at the state and local levels. 

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July 31, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC — She thought the hard days were behind her. Her rough childhood in Mexico after her father died and her family fell apart. The terrifying trips with a coyote across the border — twice because she was captured and sent back the first time.

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July 27, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC -- One matter on President Donald Trump's agenda this week is reuniting families separated at the U.S./Mexico border.

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July 26, 2018 In The News

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents notified Alejandra Juarez Tuesday that she will be deported back to Mexico nine days from now, despite ongoing efforts to allow her to stay.

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July 26, 2018 In The News

Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) talked about a new plan from the Trump administration to aid farmers affected by tariffs levied against the United States. He spoke via video link from Capitol Hill.

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July 20, 2018 In The News

The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives came to Kissimmee last weekend as the 2018 election season heats up this summer.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, stopped by the future site of Community Hope Center Village on Old Vineland Road and later to a political event in Solivita.

July 19, 2018 In The News

Three Central Florida Democrats in Congress--U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto--announced on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Transportation is sending $16 million to extend SunRail. 

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