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December 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) co-led a letter with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) to Chairman Frank Pallone requesting the House Committee on Energy and Commerce investigate possible irregularities in the State of Florida’s daily COVID-19 death tally.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes two amendments introduced by Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09).

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: 

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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.

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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.

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In The News

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.

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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.

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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.

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April 18, 2019 In The News

Orlando will receive $3.25 million in federal anti-terrorism funding this year, according to U.S. Rep. Val Demings’ office, more than double the amount from last year and following years of not receiving any money at all.

April 8, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Florida lawmakers are continuing to push for more money to restore the Everglades after less money was budgeted for the project than what was requested. 

April 5, 2019 In The News

U.S. Democrats and Republicans have not been able to agree on a package that would provide disaster-relief funding for Puerto Rico.

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April 2, 2019 In The News

Following up on their recent introduction of the Token Taxonomy Act, Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL) and Warren Davidson (R-OH) have teamed up again to introduce a new slate of bipartisan bills related to virtual currency.

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