WINTER HAVEN – James Hogan always thought it would be a cold day in Florida before he saw the Lake Maude Project come to fruition.
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Congressman Darren Soto, a Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement after heightened unrest at the U.S.-Mexico border and threats by President Trump to permanently close southern ports of entry:
Congressman Darren Soto, Chair of the Civil and Voting Rights Task Force in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement following surfaced court documents indicating the Trump Administration is considering sharing confidential census data with law enforcement and other national security agencies:
Our fellow Floridians in the Panhandle and Big Bend just faced one of the strongest Hurricanes our state has witnessed in decades. There are over 400,000 people without power, massive property damage, and communication services are still down. Over 8,400 people are in shelters, and that number is expected to increase today.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, U.S. Congressman Darren Soto will recognize nine individuals in Central Florida for their invaluable contributions to the community. The honorees' biographies were submitted into the Congressional Record and they will receive official Congressional Certificates.
Congress has approved a defense funding bill that includes $30 million intended for the BRIDG facility in Osceola County. BRIDG, a non-profit public-private partnership, would use any funding it receives to establish a Microelectronics Cybersecurity Center and to develop trusted microelectronic devices in a secure environment to support the Department of Defense. This provision was championed
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1310 the “Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act” or SMASH Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Darren Soto to support and expand programs for mosquito-borne and vector-borne disease surveillance and control.
Rep. Darren Soto announced today that the Polk County Fire Rescue will receive a $547,842 federal grant to enhance their response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of Central Florida residents.
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Rep. Soto joins “In Focus With Allison Walker-Torres” to examine gun legislation and violence at the state and national level. The guests include State Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala; political analyst Dick Batchelor, a former Democratic state representative; and former Congressman Patrick Murphy, D-Fla.
La reciente expresión del presidente Donald Trump sobre la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, siglas en inglés) en la que dijo que el programa “probablemente está muerto”, la alerta de viaje emitida por más de una decena de organizaciones defensoras de los derechos de inmigrantes en la que se insta a los inmigrantes a reconsiderar visitar el estado de Florida por arrestos r
After contentious weeks at the U.S. Capitol, Congressman Darren Soto has turned his attention toward Tallahassee, where he believes legislators face “big challenges” and should seize the opportunity to unite on major issues facing the state.
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LAKELAND – Congressmen Dennis Ross and Darren Soto shared their views on a wide range of topics Wednesday during a town hall-style discussion at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida is still under consideration for offshore oil drilling, a top Interior Department official said Friday, contradicting an announcement last week from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that energy exploration off the coast of Florida was “off