Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Jan 25, 2019

Less than a month after he took office, President Trump issued a tough condemnation of the socialist government of Venezuela, startling both admirers and critics trying to get a bead on the new “America First” president’s scattershot foreign policy.

Jan 23, 2019
El congresista Díaz-Balart emitió la siguiente declaración luego que el líder de la Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, se anunciara como el verdadero y legítimo presidente de Venezuela elegido democráticamente, y la Casa Blanca de EEUU lo reconoció como el líder legítimo de Venezuela.
Jan 23, 2019
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after Venezuelan Assembly leader Juan Guaidó, in accordance with the Venezuelan constitution, announced that he would assume the role of Venezuela’s constitutionally legitimate interim President. The United States White House shortly thereafter recognized him as the country’s legitimate leader.
Jan 17, 2019
Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) introduced the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 (H.R. 549), legislation to allow Venezuelan nationals to become eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States.
Jan 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. –  Hoy, los Representantes federales estadounidenses Darren Soto (FL-09) y Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) introdujeron la Ley de Protección Temporal (TPS) de Venezuela de 2019 (HR 549), una legislación que permite a los ciudadanos venezolanos ser elegibles para el Estado de Protección Temporal en los Estados Unidos.

Jan 10, 2019
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement in support of Southern Florida's Venezuelan community and all Venezuelans who are organizing around the world today to strongly reject his second "inauguration" after orchestrating another power grab in the most recent election.
Jan 8, 2019
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the Trump administration today issued sanctions against Venezuelan individuals and companies who were involved in an intricate corruption scheme, garnering more than $2.4 billion in stolen funds. Over the last two years, President Trump has issued several rounds of sanctions against members of Maduro’s regime who have contributed to oppression, corruption, and human rights abuses in the country.
Dec 20, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after participating in the bill signing of H.R. 1918, the Nicaraguan Investment and Conditionality Act (NICA). Diaz-Balart, an original co-sponsor of the legislation, has ardently supported sanctions against members of Daniel Ortega's regime.
Nov 27, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order imposing sanctions “on individuals and entities involved in an array of malign and destabilizing activities in Nicaragua.”
Nov 5, 2018
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the President announced sanctions on the Iranian regime would be reimposed.
Nov 1, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart today welcomed National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton to Miami’s Freedom Tower, where Bolton delivered a speech on the administration’s work to advance freedom and democracy in the Western Hemisphere.
Oct 9, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced she would step down from her role at the end of the year.
Sep 25, 2018
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced sanctions targeted at members of Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro’s inner circle, including his wife Cilia Adela Flores, Delcy Rodriguez, and a network supporting Rafael Sarria, a front man for Diosdado Cabello.
Sep 12, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement regarding recent terror attacks against American interests in Iraq. Terror groups funded by the Iranian regime reportedly are responsible for these attacks.
Aug 6, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration restoring sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the previous administration in 2015.
Jul 29, 2018
El congresista Díaz-Balart se unió a los representantes Ros-Lehtinen, Sires, Wasserman Schultz, Curbelo, Torres, y Schiff para enviar una carta bipartidista al presidente Trump solicitando que la administración reconsidere su decisión de dar por terminado el Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) para ciudadanos nicaragüenses que residen en los Estados Unidos
Jul 29, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart joined Representatives Ros-Lehtinen, Sires, Wasserman Schultz, Curbelo, Torres, and Schiff in a bipartisan letter to President Trump asking the administration to reconsider its decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguan nationals residing in the United States.
Jul 25, 2018
El congresista Mario Diaz-Balart hizo la siguiente declaración después de que la Cámara de Representantes aprobó la resolución H. Res. 981, que condena la violencia, la persecución, la intimidación y los asesinatos cometidos por el régimen de Nicaragua contra sus ciudadanos. Díaz-Balart se unió a diez colegas de ambos partidos para copatrocinar esta resolución.
Jul 25, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the House passed H. Res. 981, which condemns the violence, persecution, intimidation, and murders committed by the Government of Nicaragua against its citizens. Diaz-Balart joined 10 bipartisan colleagues in co-sponsoring this resolution.
Jul 16, 2018
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement regarding U.S.-Russia relations.