Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Everglades Restoration

 

The Everglades is a natural treasure and is one of the true ecological wonders of the world, but its existence is in jeopardy due to decades of abuse. Recognizing this problem, I, along with Representative Alcee L. Hastings founded the Everglades Caucus in the House of Representatives. 

The Caucus' mission is to promote legislation which will provide long-term funding for Everglades related projects which will ensure preservation of this unique ecosystem. By organizing a group of interested Members to offer a single voice in support of these goals, the Caucus is instrumental in assuring vital Everglades funding and restoration. It is our responsibility to ensure that this treasure is preserved for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.

More on Everglades Restoration

Oct 23, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Founder and Co-Chair of the House Everglades Caucus, issued the following statement after President Trump signed America’s Water and Infrastructure Act of 2018.
Sep 13, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations and Founder and Co-Chair of the House Everglades Caucus, issued the following statement after the passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 and the fiscal year 2019 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.
Sep 6, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), was today named a conferee to the next set of government funding bills by Speaker Paul Ryan.
Aug 15, 2018
Today, Congressman Diaz-Balart participated in an on-site briefing and tour of the Herbert Hoover Dike led by the U.S. Army Corps with Congressman Rooney, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Director Proctor, and Clewiston Mali Gardner.
Jul 19, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the House passage of the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act of fiscal year 2019.
Jul 5, 2018

MIAMI ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Everglades Caucus and a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations, today announced that the Office of Management and Budget would be issuing $514 million to the Herbert Hoover Dike for expedited rehabilitation. These funds are part of the $141 billion supplemental funding package that Diaz-Balart helped to secure with his Appropriations colleagues after the 2017 hurricane season and wildfires.

Jun 14, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps released their work plan for fiscal year 2018.
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.
Jun 7, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018.
Jun 6, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill.
May 16, 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 Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill.
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.
Oct 27, 2017
Today, Congressman Diaz-Balart, founder and co-chairman of the Everglades Caucus, participated in a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee roundtable discussion at PortMiami, led by Chairman Shuster and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Graves.
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 19, 2017
Congressmen Diaz-Balart and Rooney released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee approved the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill for fiscal year 2018.
Jul 12, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee approved the Energy and Water bill for FY18. Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, worked with his colleagues to ensure funding for projects important to Florida were included in the final legislation.
Jul 10, 2017
Today, Congressman Diaz-Balart, Founder and Co-Chairman of the Everglades Caucus, toured the Herbert Hoover Dike to get an update on the Dike’s rehabilitation, which was fully funded at $49.5 million in the FY17 Appropriations Omnibus.
May 25, 2017
Today, Representatives Hastings and Diaz-Balart, Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bi-partisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. Senator Nelson introduced the Senate companion. The legislation authorizes Everglades restoration projects that have completed the planning process and are shovel-ready, ensuring that necessary progress in the region continues.
Dec 8, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act.
Nov 4, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers announced they have accredited parts of the Herbert Hoover Dike.