Darren Soto Staying on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Starting his fourth term on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., announced this week that he is staying on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“I am honored and thrilled to serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee during the 118th Congress,” said Soto on Thursday. “Alongside my fellow House Democrats and Republican colleagues, I will focus on coming together to boost local tech jobs and manufacturing, combat climate change, curb inflation, expand access to healthcare, and much more. The people of Florida’s Ninth Congressional District depend on a lot of legislation coming out of our committee, so I am prepared to advocate for them and our community.”

“The committee has responsibility for matters including telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health and research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce among others,” Soto’s office noted.

First elected to Congress in 2016 after serving in both chambers of the Florida Legislature, Soto has been active on technology issues during his time 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.

Kevin Derby
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