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August 7, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto announced today that the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) will receive a competitive federal grant of $2.84 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

July 18, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on the passing of United States Representative John Lewis.  

July 16, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Yesterday, Rep. Demings’ resolution calling for increased diversity in American media was reviewed and passed by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, bringing it one step closer to law.

July 8, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman’s resignation following personal and professional retaliation from the President of the United States.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Reps. Demings, Soto, and Murphy announced that Orlando will again be the recipient of a major terror-prevention and preparedness grant under the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). This year’s award follows a new methodology and will total $3.5 million. The predicted grant range for Orlando was $2.8-$3.5 million.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) helped introduce new legislation to enable Congress to independently enforce subpoenas and other Congressional actions by directly levying penalties against people who refuse to comply.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Reps. Val Demings, Darren Soto, and Stephanie Murphy released the following statements after the passage of H.R. 3094, legislation that designates the Pulse Nightclub as a National Memorial Site:

June 20, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Demings released the following statement on Attorney General Bill Barr’s attempt to expel Geoffrey S. Berman, United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, who is leading investigations into the president and his allies.

June 18, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Demings gave the following comment after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was arbitrary and capricious.

June 16, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Demings released this statement following the President’s signing of a new executive order on policing:


In The News

March 7, 2018 In The News

With the recent tragic school shooting in Parkland that left 14 students and 3 teachers dead, lawmakers from across the country have banded together to call for more restrictive gun control legislation and safety measures.

February 21, 2018 In The News

Orlando Democrats Darren Soto and Val Demings both released statements regarding the school shooting in Parkland. Both know something about mass murders as they represented constituents killed in the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016.

February 20, 2018 In The News

Orlando Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings is lining up with the latest Democratic bill to restrict guns, a measure that would allow families to raise concerns about members who are found to be dangers to themselves or others and for judges to order police to confiscate those persons’ guns.

February 13, 2018 In The News

The first-term Democrat from Orlando has joined with Texas Democrat Filemon Vela to introduce a new bill that would authorize an additional 500 Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Officers and 100 Agriculture Specialists per year.

February 7, 2018 In The News

Orlando Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings signed on to a bill that would bolster staffing at U.S. airports and seaports, including Orlando International Airport.

“The hard-working men and women at Orlando International Airport have helped to make it one of the nation’s best ports of entry, and it’s time they got the backup they need,” Demings said.

February 2, 2018 In The News

Orlando Police Officer Adam Gruler —the first officer at the scene of the Pulse nightclub massacre — will join Rep. Val Demings as a guest to the State of the Union address on Tuesday.

February 2, 2018 In The News

Florida will be receiving millions of dollars from the federal government as part of a grant program to help Puerto Ricans dislocated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria find work in the U.S. 

February 2, 2018 In The News

Today, U.S. Representative Val Demings joined House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond to introduce a resolution to censure President Donald Trump, based on his statement that the United States should reduce the number of immigrants arriving from “shithole” countries, including Haiti and countries in Africa.

February 2, 2018 In The News

Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) today criticized President Trump’s proposal to allow new oil drilling off the coast of Florida and California.


Photo Galleries

April 25, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida's 10th District, who once served as Orlando's police chief, was honored by Essence as one of America's socially conscious change makers.