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February 15, 2019 Press Release

The Conference Report to keep the government open and fund important priorities was signed into law on February 15, 2019. The legislation is the product of a bipartisan, bicameral Conference Committee agreement. It includes the following 28 funding provisions– 2 amendments and 26 language report additions – which were spearheaded by Congressman Darren Soto:

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) released the following statement on the possibility of President Trump declaring a national emergency:

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February 13, 2019 Press Release

In honor of Black History Month 2019, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto will hold a ceremony recognizing eleven individuals in Central Florida for their accomplishments. The honorees’ biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they will receive official Congressional Certificates.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto was named Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition Technology Task Force. The Technology Task Force will focus on issues including emerging technology, global competitiveness, innovation, data privacy, and artificial intelligence (including the sociopolitical implications).

February 5, 2019 Press Release

“President Trump never mentioned the longest federal government shutdown in history during his State of the Union Address tonight. He also never apologized to the Americans he hurt, or provided a common border security plan to avoid another shutdown. This was a terrible missed opportunity to address the most pressing issue facing the Congress.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced the Chairs of the 13 CHC Task Forces that will work to advance CHC’s bold legislative agenda, allow CHC Members to work together on policy priorities, and address issues facing Hispanic and immigrant communities.

February 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Central Florida Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto today announced that organizations and government agencies that work to increase affordable housing in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties will receive nearly $8 million in funding from the U.S.

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February 1, 2019 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) announced Mr. Doug Lowe of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO will be his special guest for the President’s 2019 State of the Union Address, scheduled for Tuesday, February 5th, 9:00p.m.

January 30, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) introduced two pieces of legislation to help prevent virtual currency price manipulation and position the United States to be a leader in the cryptocurrency industry. The Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act of 2019 and the U.S.

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January 28, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) introduced the AI Jobs Act of 2019, legislation that will authorize the Department of Labor to work with businesses and educational institutions to create a report analyzing the future growth of artificial intelligence and its impact on American workforce.

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June 6, 2018 In The News

House Democrats are demanding a hearing on the Trump administration's recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after a Harvard study estimated the island's death toll after Hurricane Maria may be 70 times greater than the government's official tally.  

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June 5, 2018 In The News

Florida Democratic freshman Rep. Darren Soto, 40, talks about his music, how hard it is to form relationships on the Hill, and green spots on his GPS.

Q: What about Congress didn’t you expect?

June 4, 2018 In The News

Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto Thursday morning blasted the federal deportation and political asylum policy to separate children from their families who have crossed the American border without documentation, calling the policy “cruel” and “deeply immoral.”

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June 4, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are again stressing their concerns about the controversial plans to ask for citizenship status for the 2020 Census.

June 4, 2018 In The News

La nueva política del gobierno del presidente Donald Trump que separa a niños y padres inmigrantes en la frontera con el objetivo de reducir el ingreso ilegal de personas al país ha generado gran preocupación entre la comunidad inmigrante, y algunos legisladores se oponen a esta estrategia de tolerancia cero.

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May 23, 2018 In The News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Amid the still-not-fixed physical damage to Puerto Rico after two powerful hurricanes hit late last year, the island is in a health care crisis.

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May 23, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — In just four years, a ban on drilling off the eastern Gulf is set to expire. But the Sunshine state’s congressional delegation is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.

May 23, 2018 In The News

I am a developer and an environmentalist, and I own property in and around Orlando. It is one of the most dynamic and interesting cities in the United States, and natural resources are part of the mix. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute study published in 2013 determined that wildlife viewing (excluding hunting) had a nearly $5 billion impact on Florida’s economy.

May 23, 2018 In The News

Today on Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys, we discuss faith, affordable housing, the restoration of voting rights to past-felons, and much more. 

May 9, 2018 In The News

HAINES CITY – According to U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Winter Haven), Thursday marked the first time a U.S. Senator ever made a public appearance in Haines City. It was a short visit. Sen. Bill Nelson, who is running against Gov.

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