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

Aug 6, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration restoring sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the previous administration in 2015.
Jul 25, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
Jun 28, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement the passage of H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019.
Jun 14, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 Defense bill.
Jun 8, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.
May 8, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision on the Iran deal.
Apr 13, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after President Trump announced military strikes against the Syrian regime.
Mar 22, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the House passage of the fiscal year 2018 omnibus funding bill.
Feb 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act.

“This bipartisan legislation continues government operations and funds programs that are critical to Americans across the nation. It also invests in our military during a time where we must provide our troops with the proper resources to defend our country, help our allies, and stand up to our adversaries.

Feb 2, 2018
MIAMI – Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) majority memo on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was declassified and released.
Jan 30, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee and member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 695, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018.
Jan 19, 2018
Republican Main Street Caucus (“Main Street”) Chairman U.S. Rep. Davis announced today that U.S. Rep. Diaz-Balart was elected to serve as the third co-chair, filling the vacancy left by U.S. Rep. Tiberi's resignation from Congress.
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.