Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA


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Apr 18, 2019 Press Release

Diaz-Balart: Diaz-Balart se reunió con miembros de la comunidad nicaragüense en el sur de la Florida

MIAMI – Díaz-Balart emitió la siguiente declaración luego de reunirse con miembros de la comunidad nicaragüense en el sur de la Florida en el primer aniversario de las protestas contra el gobierno de Nicaragua.

Apr 18, 2019 Press Release

MIAMI – Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after meeting with members of the Nicaraguan community in South Florida on the first anniversary of anti-government protests.

Apr 17, 2019 Press Release

WAHINGTON, D.C. ­­– Diaz-Balart emitió la siguiente declaración tras la decisión de la Administración del presidente Trump de permitir juicios contra traficantes de bienes confiscados y la prohibición de entrada a esas personas a EE.UU., según la autorización contenida en la Ley LIBERTAD de 1996.

Apr 17, 2019 Press Release


WAHINGTON, D.C. ­­– Diaz-Balart issued the following statement following the Trump Administration’s decision to allow lawsuits against traffickers in confiscated property, and to prohibit U.S. entry to those traffickers, as authorized in the LIBERTAD Act of 1996.

Apr 5, 2019 Press Release

MIAMI ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after U.S.

Apr 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04), along with Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), introduced the Safe to Tell Act.  The bill creates a grant program for states to develop systems, such as telephone hotlines, mobile applications, or websites that allow people to anonymously report potential threats to schools.

Apr 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after Democratic leadership brought forth H. Res. 271- “Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care.”

Apr 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON ­­– Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus President and CEO, Antonio R. Flores, announced that Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart will serve as the newest co-chair of the caucus, alongside U.S. Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ).

Mar 25, 2019 Press Release

 WASHINGTON ­­– Congressman Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives unanimously approved important legislation on Venezuela.

Mar 25, 2019 Press Release

Diaz-Balart: Hoy apoyé una importante legislación para abordar las graves preocupaciones de seguridad nacional planteadas por el régimen de Maduro.

Jan 25, 2019 In The News
Trump’s aggressive moves on Venezuela set up potential foreign policy victory — and a political win at home

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 18, 2019 In The News
TPS for Venezuelans: The bipartisan immigration bill lawmakers believe Trump might support

Washington — For months, the Trump administration has sought to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for immigrants from several countries in Latin America and Africa, though its eff

Jan 17, 2019 In The News
Diaz-Balart says Trump could be convinced to expand TPS to Venezuelans

Jan 16, 2019 In The News
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart files legislation for third time for Town's Zip Code

U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) introduced yet another bill that would designate the United State Postal Service to create an independent zip code for the Town of Miami Lakes.

Congress passed Diaz-Balart’s two similar bills but the Senate never took up the issue on both of those occasions.

Dec 8, 2018 In The News
Mario Diaz-Balart, About to Give Up the Gavel on THUD Appropriations, Secures Transportation Funds for Miami Dade

Getting ready to bow out as chairman of the U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., was able to help bring almost $10 million of U.S. Department of Transportation funds to Miami Dade County this week. 

May 17, 2017 In The News
Miami-Dade turns to Congress for rescue on $6 million homeless squeeze

By Doug Hanks, Miami Herald


A Miami congressman said Tuesday he would use his influence on the nation’s housing funds to make up for nearly $6 million in lost federal aid for Miami-Dade’s homeless program.

May 3, 2017 In The News
For Miami-Dade homeless centers, a grasp for new money as budget lifeline expires

By Doug Hanks, Miami Herald


When the New Hope Corps homeless rehab center lost more than $400,000 in federal funds last spring, Miami-Dade County dipped into its emergency reserves to keep the program running.

Jan 13, 2014 In The News
Florida GOP's Diaz-Balart, Illinois Democrat form alliance to reform immigration

By: Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Saturday, January 11, 2014

WASHINGTON - In politically divided Washington, D.C., there are at least two points many can agree on.

Comprehensive immigration reform can only happen with bipartisan support. And the future of a House proposal may, in part, hinge on the relationship between a South Florida Republican and a Democrat from Illinois.

Jan 9, 2014 In The News
Editorial: Maybe Diaz-Balart can nudge Congress
Posted January 9, 2014 at 4 a.m. [Naples Daily News]
Immigration reform
'Hopeful' Diaz-Balart' has issues to reconcile Diaz-Balart's optimism might nudge Congress
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart says this could be the year for immigration reform.
Jan 7, 2014 In The News
GOP rep: 'Doing nothing' on immigration is the real 'amnesty'

By: Christopher Snyder, Published January 07, 2014,

Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart appealed to his colleagues to press forward on an immigration overhaul, saying Monday that "doing nothing is not an alternative" -- and tantamount to "amnesty."



Jan 29, 2019 Video

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding the ongoing democratic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela on January 29, 2019.

Jan 29, 2019 Video

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart joined WPLG ABC 10's This Week in South Florida to discuss government funding and TPS legislation for Venezuelans on January 20, 2019.

Jan 29, 2019 Video

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) spoke on the House floor in support of his bill H.R. 6946, which would authorize USPS to create a dedicated ZIP Code for the Town of Miami Lakes. (September 26, 2018)