Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Darren Soto

Rep. Darren Soto

Democrat, Florida, 9th District
Office 202-225-9889 | @RepDarrenSoto | Facebook

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Grade

8

Votes for Children

82

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

1

Action Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Soto represents a district with a child poverty rate of 19.6 percent. 8.3 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 19.5 percent are food insecure, and 7.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Soto has taken 8 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 82 bills to help children. Rep. Soto has taken 1 action in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Soto has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • co-sponsored H.R.1011 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1012 the REUNITE Act.

  • did not vote on H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.117 the NEWBORN Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1266 the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1277 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1279 the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1287 the No Guns for Abusers Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1336 the Mental Health Care for Children Inhumanely Separated from Parents by the Federal Government Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1367 the CAMRA Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1454 the COOL OFF Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1551 the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1705 the Jaime’s Law.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1878 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1884 the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1897 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1978 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2000 the Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2055 the Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2085 the CHOICE Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2311 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2402 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2507 the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2602 the Healthy MOMMIES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2649 the Tax Equity and Prosperity for Puerto Rican Families Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2708 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2729 the PROTECT Immigration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2775 the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2778 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2810 the Tax Fairness for Tribal Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2902 the Maternal CARE Act.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the bill to extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3018 the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.302 the Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3076 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3170 the Safe Cribs Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3172 the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3214 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3265 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3378 the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3451 the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3452 the Help Separated Families Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3552 the Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3553 the Untraceable Firearms Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3554 the End Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3606 the High Speed Gunfire Prevention Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3665 the School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3775 the Equal Justice for Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3799 the Reuniting Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4107 the Funding Early Childhood is the Right IDEA Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4155 the Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4213 the Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4420 the Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4436 the National Poverty Research Center Authorization Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4801 the Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4957 the Native American Child Protection Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.532 the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5473 the Enhance Access to Support Essential Behavioral Health Services Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.584 the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.656 the DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.727 the Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.754 the Earned Income Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.776 the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.804 the Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.852 the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.869 the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.883 the Families Belong Together Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.939 the SECURE Firearm Storage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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