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Rep. Darren Soto

Representative for Florida’s 9th District

Soto, a Democrat, is the representative for Florida's 9th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Soto is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Soto is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Soto has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 10% Americans for Prosperity: 0%

Committee Membership

Darren Soto sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Soto sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (25%) Science, Technology, Communications (25%) Energy (25%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%)

Recent Bills

Some of Soto’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Soto’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 3823: Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017
Sep 28, 2017. Passed 264/155.
The bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six months, provides certain tax benefits for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, reauthorizes certain expiring health programs, and includes provisions to increase the availability of private flood insurance for individuals in flood zones. Federal ...
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Yea H.R. 115: Thin Blue Line Act
May 18, 2017. Passed 271/143.
Shootings of police officers have been on the rise recently. Law enforcement fatalities caused by firearms increased 56 percent last year, to their highest level in the past five years. And so far this year, they’re up another 9 percent. A new bill called the ...
Yea H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2017, Soto missed 5 of 671 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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