Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Nov 21, 2019
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) passed the House Judiciary Committee with a 18-12 vote, and is ripe for consideration by the full House.
Nov 18, 2019
Today, over 300 agriculture groups sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in support of H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01). The bipartisan effort was negotiated over several months with input from agricultural stakeholders and labor organizations and was introduced with the support of 26 Democrats and 23 Republicans.
Oct 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Today, Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Collin Peterson (D-MN-07), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, to provide a compromise solution for American agriculture. The bill was introduced with the strong bipartisan support of 24 Democrats and 20 Republicans.

Oct 19, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart received the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award from the Florida Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation for his work to support America’s farmers and ranchers. Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, secured federal funding to help Florida’s agriculture industry recover after the 2017 hurricane season, which devastated farms, groves, and ranches across the state.
Oct 12, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart joined Congressmen Curbelo and Lawson Jr. as an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Trade Agriculture Improvement Act.
Sep 20, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a member of the House Specialty Crops Caucus, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Florida was a recipient of $4.35 million through its Specialty Crop Block Grant program.
Aug 15, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the Hendry County School District was awarded an $196,000 Rural Business Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Jun 21, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.
May 17, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill.
Apr 6, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the implementation of up to $2.36 billion in disaster payments in response to the 2017 hurricane season and wildfires.
Mar 8, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, along with 15 bipartisan members of the Florida delegation, wrote to Agriculture Secretary Perdue to request that any disaster relief payments to producers not be subject to strict payment and income limitations typically used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Jan 25, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart today hosted roundtables in Collier and Hendry Counties to discuss hurricane recovery efforts with local officials and community leaders.
Dec 21, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today spoke in support of H.R. 4667, Supplemental Disaster Assistance in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the 2017 wildfires, ahead of its passage.
Dec 18, 2017
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after additional supplemental disaster relief was introduced.
Nov 29, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s most recent supplemental funding request for natural disaster response and recovery.
Jun 7, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, released the following statement after the White House announced the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council was awarded the rural Promise Zone designation.
Jan 29, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart, member of the House Committee on Appropriations, released the following statement after passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.