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April 22, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, requesting that the cattle beef industry be included in ongoing and future discussions of loss recovery programs.

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April 21, 2020 Press Release

This week, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting to include H.R. 5687the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, in the next coronavirus relief package.

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April 20, 2020 Press Release

For weeks, Floridians have attempted to gain access to the state’s purposefully designed faulty unemployment system. While technology glitches have been a cause of frustration, those who have successfully submitted claims are left wondering when their benefits will kick in. This week Rep.

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April 16, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09), joined by fellow Florida Members of Congress, sent a letter to the Secretary Mnuchin of the Department of the Treasury and Administrator Carranza of the Small Business Administration requesting overtime and hazard pay protections for local essential service employees.  

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April 13, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) sent a letter to the Department of Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and the Small Business Administration Administrator, Jovita Carranza, urging them to consider allowing local governments to use resources from the state stabilization fund to cover the overtime and hazard pay of first responders.

April 7, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO—U.S. Representatives Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto today called on Governor Ron DeSantis to immediately provide first responders in Orlando with the critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect themselves and the public.

April 1, 2020 Op-Ed

The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented crisis that requires an unprecedented solution. To do my part, I took the risky journey back to the Capitol this past week to help the U.S. House of Representatives meet a quorum and cast my vote in favor of the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) voted to pass the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will now go to the President’s desk for a  signature.

Rep. Soto gave the following remarks on the House floor:

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March 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act to ensure the United States builds its stockpile of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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March 26, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) led Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a bipartisan letter that requests the Florida Cabinet in cooperation with the Florida Courts temporarily suspend all eviction and foreclosure proceedings in the State of Florida for 60 days during the national emergency of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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January 28, 2019 In The News

As conditions deteriorate in Venezuela and its people continue fleeing to the U.S. seeking political asylum, two U.S. congressmen from Florida are working to pass a bipartisan immigration bill to help those fleeing the Maduro government.

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January 25, 2019 In The News

Katie Aragón of the immigrant advocacy group Fwd.US: “Deporting Alejandra [Juarez] was simply wrong — wrong for our country, wrong for her community. Sadly, her story is not unique.”

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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