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

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.
Sep 28, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA).
Jul 14, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5538, the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017.
Jun 16, 2015
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Founder and Co-Chairman of the Everglades Caucus, released the following statement after the House Committee on Appropriations passed the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for FY16.
May 1, 2015
Congressman Diaz-Balart, founder and co-chair of the Congressional Everglades Caucus and chair of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016.