Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Transportation and Housing

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Aug 2, 2018
Today, Congressman Diaz-Balart and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson were joined by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Matthew Doherty, HUD Region IV Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commissioners Esteban Bovo, Jose “Pepe” Diaz, and Rebeca Sosa, Homeless Trust Chairman Ron Book, and Miami VA Healthcare System Director Paul Russo to announce that Miami-Dade County has effectively ended veteran homelessness.
Jul 26, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, released the following statement announcing a $715,000 Small Shipyard Grant under the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) to Miami-based shipyard Glasstech Corp.
Jun 5, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today announced Miami-Dade County was awarded a $7 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the Department of Transportation.
May 24, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The bill is now ready to be considered for a vote on the House floor.
May 15, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after he introduced the fiscal year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill.
Apr 27, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act. H.R. 4 also includes the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRAA).
Apr 12, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart delivered the following opening statement during a House Appropriations hearing on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FY2019 budget request with Secretary Elaine Chao.
Apr 5, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an additional allocation of Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program funding to assist in recovery from the 2017 hurricane season.
Apr 3, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a $3.6 million Competitive Bus and Bus facilities grant for fiscal year 2017 to Miami-Dade County.
Mar 29, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart offered remarks at an event highlighting Collier County’s recently awarded TIGER grant for Immokalee’s Complete Streets project.
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.
Mar 20, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart delivered the following opening statement during a House Appropriations hearing on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s FY2019 budget request with Secretary Ben Carson.
Mar 15, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the collapse of the FIU Pedestrian Bridge.
Mar 6, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, and Senator Rubio, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statements today after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a TIGER grant of over $13 million to transform Immokalee’s infrastructure:
Feb 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act.

“This bipartisan legislation continues government operations and funds programs that are critical to Americans across the nation. It also invests in our military during a time where we must provide our troops with the proper resources to defend our country, help our allies, and stand up to our adversaries.

Dec 21, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today spoke in support of H.R. 4667, Supplemental Disaster Assistance in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the 2017 wildfires, ahead of its passage.
Dec 18, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the Amtrak rail incident outside of DuPont, Washington. The Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board fall under Diaz-Balart’s committee jurisdiction.
Dec 18, 2017
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after additional supplemental disaster relief was introduced.
Dec 15, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the approval of the second phase of Florida’s Brightline rail system.
Dec 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee today hosted a roundtable on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and was joined by Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams and Executive Director Matthew Welbes.