Darren Soto Plans to Work With Joe Biden in Distributing Vaccine Through Central Florida

Last week, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., showcased his record during his second term on Capitol Hill and looked ahead to his third term, promising to work with the Biden administration.

Soto released a report highlighting his record over the past two years.

“It’s been a busy two years fighting for the issues that matter most to Central Florida’s families,” said Soto. “For many in Florida and across the country, 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year. We mourned the loss of over 21,000 Floridians who were taken by the deadly coronavirus. We prayed for the health and safety of our loved ones, neighbors and healthcare workers. We saw business after business forced to close for public safety concerns and suffer the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, we did our best to step up during this crisis and serve our constituents.”

Soto noted that he will stay on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee and will chair the Future Forum Caucus and is a whip for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Last week, Soto said he would work with incoming President Joe Biden on distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Going forward, I will work with the Biden administration to ensure everyone in Central Florida has access to the COVID-19 vaccine and that our community builds back better than before.  We are honored to have served the constituents of Florida’s Ninth Congressional District during the 116th Congress, and we look forward to continuing our commitment to deliver results for Central Florida,” Soto said.

First elected to Congress in 2016 after serving in both chambers of the Florida Legislature, Soto has been active on technology issues during his two terms on Capitol Hill. He co-chairs the New Democrat Coalition’s Technology Task Force and is a co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. He is also part of the Democratic leadership as an assistant regional whip.

Representing all of Osceola County and parts of Orange and Polk Counties, Soto sits in what is considered a secure district for Democrats.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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