Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Nov 21, 2019
U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), John Rutherford (R-FL-4), and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-7) introduced the Luke and Alex School Safety Act, the House companion to a Senate Bill introduced by Ron Johnson (R-WI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Rick Scott (R-FL). This legislation would create a federal clearinghouse that categorizes, assesses, and shares best practices for school safety measures and identifies the resources necessary to implement them.
Oct 31, 2019
Los congresistas Mario Díaz-Balart, Republicano de la Florida y Stephanie Murphy, Demócrata de la Florida, junto a los senadores Marco Rubio, Republicano de la Florida, y Chris Murphy, Demócrata de Connecticut, presentaron hoy una legislación bicameral y bipartidista para garantizar que estados como la Florida y Connecticut reciban un porcentaje justo de los fondos federales asignados para la enseñanza del inglés a estudiantes de kindergarten a 12. El proyecto de ley busca mejorar la fórmula utilizada por el Departamento de Educación para otorgar fondos federales a los estados para que puedan contratar maestros y comprar materiales para ayudar a estudiantes cuya lengua materna no es el inglés para que puedan aprender el idioma. La fórmula actual no incluye adecuadamente a los estudiantes que se mudan a un estado desde Puerto Rico, donde el español es el idioma principal. El proyecto de ley corregirá este problema y será especialmente útil para estados como la Florida y Connecticut, donde la población puertorriqueña continúa creciendo.
Oct 31, 2019
Oct 31, 2019
U.S. Representatives Mario Díaz-Balart, R-Fla., and Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., along with U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., today introduced bicameral and bipartisan legislation to ensure that states like Florida and Connecticut receive their fair share of federal funding to provide English-language instruction to K-12 students. The ELEVATE Act will improve the formula that the U.S. Department of Education uses to make grants to states so they can hire teachers and purchase instructional materials to help non-native English-speaking students learn the language. The current funding formula does not fully capture students who relocate to a state from Puerto Rico, where Spanish is the primary language of instruction. The bill will correct this flaw, which will be especially helpful to states like Florida and Connecticut that have large and growing Puerto Rican populations. Between 2010 and 2017, Florida’s Puerto Rican population rose from 864,000 to 1.1 million—a 27 percent increase. Connecticut’s Puerto Rican population increased from 264,000 to 292,000—an 11 percent jump.
Apr 1, 2019

WASHINGTON ­­– Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus President and CEO, Antonio R. Flores, announced that Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart will serve as the newest co-chair of the caucus, alongside U.S. Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ).