Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Feb 26, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Today, Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Carlos Gimenez (FL-26), Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27), Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (PR -At Large), and Michael Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N.
Jan 28, 2021

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.

Jan 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to provide Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to Venezuelan nationals in the United States.

Jan 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– El Congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la decisión del presidente Trump de proporcionar Salida Obligatoria Diferida (DED, por sus siglas en inglés) a los ciudadanos venezolanos que están en Estados Unidos.

Jan 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Darren Soto (FL-09), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) introduced the bipartisan Venezuela TPS Act of 2021. The legislation designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), protecting approximately 200,000 Venezuelan nationals in the United States from deportation.

Jan 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Los representantes Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25), Darren Soto (FL-09) y Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) presentaron la ley bipartidista de TPS para Venezuela de 2021 en la nueva sesión del Congreso. La legislación designa a Venezuela para Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS), que protege de la deportación a aproximadamente 200,000 ciudadanos venezolanos en los Estados Unidos.

Dec 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart, Steve Chabot (OH-1), and Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) introduced H. Res. 1268, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should initiate negotiations to enter into a free trade agreement with Taiwan.

Oct 7, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­––El congresista Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el reporte de la Misión Internacional Independiente de determinación de los hechos sobre la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, cuyo mandato se prorrogó por dos años más.

Oct 7, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement on the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) on Venezuela, whose mandate was extended for two more years.  

Oct 6, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Hoy, el congresista Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), el Congresista Albio Sires (D-NJ), el Congresista Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) y la Congresista Karen Bass (D-CA) presentaron a H.Res. 1178, una resolución que se opone a cualquier inclusión de prendas de vestir, textiles y calzado en el Sistema de Preferencias Generalizadas (SPG):

Oct 6, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ), Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY,) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), introduced H.Res. 1178, a resolution opposing any inclusion of apparel, textile, and footwear products in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP):

Aug 28, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Today, Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Steve Chabot (R-OH), co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, released the following statement after President Tsai’s announcement regarding the proposal to lift Taiwan’s current restrictions on U.S. pork and beef imports.

Aug 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) sent a letter to President Trump commending his consistent policy toward all dictatorships in our hemisphere.

The full letter can be read here.

May 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Hoy, el congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL25) envió una carta al secretario de Estado, Mike Pompeo, expresando su profunda preocupación por los abusos contra los derechos humanos en Nicaragua y la falta de transparencia del régimen de Ortega en los casos de COVID-19. En esta carta, solicita que la Administración aumente los esfuerzos para promover la democracia y los derechos humanos en Nicaragua, mientras trabajando con grupos independientes de derechos humanos y de salud para recopilar información precisa.

May 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL25) sent a letter to Secretary Pompeo expressing his profound concern regarding human rights abuses in Nicaragua and the Ortega regime’s lack of transparency on COVID-19 cases. In this letter, he requests that the Administration increase efforts to promote democracy and human rights within Nicaragua, while working with independent human rights groups to gather accurate information.

May 19, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart emitió la siguiente declaración después de presentar una resolución para conmemorar el 35º aniversario de las transmisiones de Estados Unidos a Cuba.

May 19, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after introducing a resolution to commemorate the 35-year anniversary of U.S. broadcasts to Cuba.