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Rep. Darren Soto

Representative for Florida’s 9th District

pronounced DAR-uhn // SOH-toh

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]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Soto.

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% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Darren Soto sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Soto sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (20%) Energy (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Education (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (20%)

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. 3978: TRID Improvement Act of 2017
Feb 14, 2018. Passed 271/145.
H.R. 3978 includes the text of 6 bills, H.R. 3978, the TRID Improvement Act, H.R. 1645, the Fostering Innovation Act of 2017, H.R. 4546, the National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act, H.R. 3948, the Protection of Source Code Act, H.R. 2948, to amend the S.A.F.E. ...
Yea H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
Yea H.R. 4324: Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act
Dec 14, 2017. Passed 252/167.
H.R. 4324 would require the Department of the Treasury to submit a report to Congress regarding financial transactions authorized in connection with commercial passenger aircraft sales to Iran. Specifically, the bill requires the Secretary of the Treasury to report to the House Financial Services and ...
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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Feb 2018, Soto missed 5 of 790 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. 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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