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

Sep 28, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy today announced that Collier County would be designated as part of South Florida's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).
Jul 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act. This legislation included the Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Energy and Water, and Legislative Branch FY18 appropriations funding.

Jul 25, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3364, Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. This legislation targets the regimes of Russia, Iran and North Korea.
Jul 20, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee approved the State and Foreign Operations bill for fiscal year 2018.
Jul 18, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee approved the Homeland Security bill for FY18.
Jul 14, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018.
Mar 8, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart delivered the following statement in support of H.R. 1301, Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2017.
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.