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.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.–– Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) was appointed to serve on the Defense, and State and Foreign Operations Subcommittees on Appropriations, in addition to serving as Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Subcommittee.
“I am beyond grateful to my colleagues for selecting me to serve on three Subcommittees on Appropriations. I am especially thankful to Ranking Member Kay Granger for her invaluable leadership and support.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– This morning, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) was presented with the C.W. “Bill” Young Freedom Medal by the Florida Defense Contractors Association. This recognition, which has only been presented twice before, is given to individuals with a distinguished record of supporting our U.S. fighting forces.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, a partisan bill that would make our communities less safe by hindering the ability of good police officers to do their jobs effectively.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart provided the following clarification after several press reports misinterpreted comments that he made on Tucker Carlson’s show broadcast on Fox News on April 30, 2019.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives unanimously approved important legislation on Venezuela.
“As an original cosponsor of the Venezuela Arms Restriction Act (HR 920), I strongly support preventing the sale of weapons to Venezuela’s security services. These weapons could be used to further violently oppress the Venezuelan people, and to benefit drug trafficking, corruption, and other criminal activity of Maduro and his cronies," Diaz-Balart said.
Diaz-Balart: Hoy apoyé una importante legislación para abordar las graves preocupaciones de seguridad nacional planteadas por el régimen de Maduro.
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.
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