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November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) joined Representative Donald McEachin and over 130 Members of Congress in introducing the 100% Clean Economy Act, a bill that will help put the country on a path to a 100% clean economy by 2050.  

November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Darren Soto (FL-09) and Ted. S Yoho (FL-03) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting the U.S. Department of Agriculture increase funding for orange juice purchase in Florida to $90 million, doubling the initial allocation from this past summer. 

November 7, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Reps. Darren Soto (FL-09) and Val Demings (FL-10), with the support of Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Orange County $20 million in funding for a local alternative mobility network.

October 29, 2019 Press Release


October 29, 2019



October 23, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Soto Announces Federal Funds to Help Florida Communities Recover from Hurricane Dorian


October 23, 2019 Press Release

Florida Members Call on Congress to Fully Fund Efforts to Defend Democracy in Venezuela
Reps. Soto, Murphy, Shalala, Mucarsel-Powell, and Wasserman Schultz urge the House and Senate to support human rights in Venezuela and protect U.S. national security interests

October 21, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Soto, Spano and Steube Announce FEMA Funding to Polk County Schools Two Years After Hurricane Irma

October 18, 2019 Press Release

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Rep. Soto's Bipartisan AI JOBS Act of 2019

October 17, 2019 Press Release


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In The News

August 15, 2019 In The News

On Aug. 5, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (D-Winter Haven) met with a group of east Polk County mayors and commissioners to request local resolutions in support of his federal efforts to extend the SunRail commuter train line from Poinciana, where it currently ends, into Haines City, Lake Alfred, Auburndale and Lakeland in the coming years.

July 31, 2019 In The News

The comments were made before twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls debate for a second time in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Congressman Darren Soto say retaliatory tariffs on American goods are hurting Florida farmers. 

July 25, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto has steadily built a legislative career the old-fashioned way, building both partisan and cross-aisle alliances one issue, one bill, one idea at a time for many years.

July 12, 2019 In The News

A bill that can help provide more funding for Guam’s healthcare by increasing the island’s Medicaid cap is making progress in the U.S. Congress.

July 11, 2019 In The News

Facebook Inc. got a preview Wednesday of what to expect next week when executives come to testify about plans to launch Libra, a digital currency and online payment system.

July 8, 2019 In The News

U.S. Reps. Gus BilirakisTed Deutch and Darren Soto have concluded a series of stops in Cyprus, Greece and Qatar as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation.

July 1, 2019 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the first federally funded economic impact study of toxic algae blooms since 2006 and a proposal to increase funding for research into ways to mitigate or stop red tide outbreaks by $2 million to $12 million.

July 1, 2019 In The News

Six months into his second term in the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is starting to prove himself a force in the Democratic majority as his proposal allowing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, better known as “DREAMers,” to work for the federal government cleared the House.

June 4, 2019 In The News

Polk State College students were eager to hear U.S. Congressman Darren Soto’s advice on how they can have their voices heard and he was happy to share some inspiration with those he is passionate about giving a voice to at the national level.

April 25, 2019 In The News

HAINES CITY, Fla. — A soon-to-be released Congressional report shows just how much more Americans are paying for crucial lifesaving prescription drugs compared to those buying the same drugs in other countries.