Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Everglades Restoration

 

The Everglades is a natural treasure and is one of the true ecological wonders of the world, but its existence is in jeopardy due to decades of abuse. Recognizing this problem, I, along with Representative Alcee L. Hastings founded the Everglades Caucus in the House of Representatives. 

The Caucus' mission is to promote legislation which will provide long-term funding for Everglades related projects which will ensure preservation of this unique ecosystem. By organizing a group of interested Members to offer a single voice in support of these goals, the Caucus is instrumental in assuring vital Everglades funding and restoration. It is our responsibility to ensure that this treasure is preserved for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.

More on Everglades Restoration

May 25, 2017
Today, Representatives Hastings and Diaz-Balart, Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bi-partisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. Senator Nelson introduced the Senate companion. The legislation authorizes Everglades restoration projects that have completed the planning process and are shovel-ready, ensuring that necessary progress in the region continues.
Dec 8, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act.
Nov 4, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers announced they have accredited parts of the Herbert Hoover Dike.
Sep 28, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA).
Jul 14, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5538, the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017.
Jun 16, 2015
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Founder and Co-Chairman of the Everglades Caucus, released the following statement after the House Committee on Appropriations passed the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for FY16.
May 1, 2015
Congressman Diaz-Balart, founder and co-chair of the Congressional Everglades Caucus and chair of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016.
Jan 7, 2015
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the National Park Service announced the selection of Pedro Ramos as the Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks.
Oct 24, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement in celebration of the completion of the Merritt Pump Station, a critical part of the Picayune Strand Restoration Project. This project is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), and the Merritt Pump Station is the first major construction contract to be completed from CERP.
Sep 22, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew federal water quality standards applicable to Florida. These standards were stringent and overlooked the already meticulous care the state of Florida has for its bodies of water.