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

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.
Jan 7, 2015
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the National Park Service announced the selection of Pedro Ramos as the Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks.
Oct 24, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement in celebration of the completion of the Merritt Pump Station, a critical part of the Picayune Strand Restoration Project. This project is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), and the Merritt Pump Station is the first major construction contract to be completed from CERP.
Sep 22, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew federal water quality standards applicable to Florida. These standards were stringent and overlooked the already meticulous care the state of Florida has for its bodies of water.
May 20, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014.
Oct 23, 2013
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013.
Jan 11, 2013
Congressman Diaz-Balart, founder and co-Chair of the Everglades Caucus, attended the dedication of the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project, the first project to be completed in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).
Jan 3, 2013

When a Member of Congress is given time to formally express an opinion or make a statement on an issue before the House, they are said to have the 'floor' of the House, and their views are referred to as a 'Floor Speech'.

How House Members are allotted time to speak, or sometimes observe silence, are adapted from rules of order originally written by Thomas Jefferson. The speeches and other proceedings of the House are published daily in the Congressional Record.

Jan 3, 2013

Editorials historically came about as a means to let the average person know the opinions of the editors and publishers of newspapers and magazines.

Eventually editors realized that added interest in their newspapers and magazines could be sparked by allowing readers to express their opinions on the page opposite the editorial, and the modern op-ed was invented. Today 'editorial' and 'op-ed' are often used interchangeably to refer to any written piece expressing an opinion on the issues of the day, whether in a magazine, a newspaper, or a website.

Apr 22, 2009
Today Congressman Diaz-Balart made the following statement regarding Earth Day, encouraging Floridians to take part in environment protection, preservation and restoration efforts.
Mar 10, 2009
Today Congressmen Diaz-Balart and Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) reintroduced the Congressional Everglades Caucus.
Mar 4, 2008
The United States House of Representatives unanimously passed H.Res.845, a resolution today honoring the 60th anniversary of Everglades National Park, introduced by U.S. Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) and Mario Diaz- Balart (R-Miami, Collier).