Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Defense/National Security

 

The federal government's most important priority is to "provide for the common defense" and "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. 

As we all know too well, Semptember 11, 2001 was a horrific day full of devastation and destruction. It also reminded us of just how vulnerable we really are and that we need to take measures to help ensure our safety. 

While we must be proactive and diligent in the fight against terrorism, we must be careful to balance security concerns with civil liberties. Attempting to provide absolute security to law-abiding American citizens could undermine the freedoms that have made America the sole global superpower. 

More on Defense/National Security

Jan 30, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order pertaining to the Department of Homeland Security.
Dec 7, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump nominated General John Kelly to serve as Homeland Security in his administration.
Sep 1, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after a two day tour of various defense contractors and suppliers in Florida.
Jun 9, 2016
Today, Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans unveiled their foreign policy agenda.
Apr 15, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after reports that Panamanian authorities discovered 701 kilos of cocaine en route from Cuba to Belgium.
Feb 24, 2016
The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 17-10 the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3892), which calls on the State Department to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization in order to better protect national security.
Feb 23, 2016
El Congresista Díaz-Balart hizo la siguiente declaración después de que el presidente Obama anunció su intención de cerrar la prisión de Guantánamo:
Feb 23, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after President Obama announced his plans to close Guantanamo Bay prison:
Jan 8, 2016
House Speaker Ryan today announced that Representative Diaz-Balart will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation in Spanish following the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
Nov 17, 2015
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement regarding the Syrian refugee crisis.