Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Dec 11, 2019 Press Release
Today, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04) and bipartisan members, passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
Dec 6, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement regarding today’s passage H.R. 4, the “Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019.”
Nov 21, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), John Rutherford (R-FL-4), and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-7) introduced the Luke and Alex School Safety Act, the House companion to a Senate Bill introduced by Ron Johnson (R-WI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Rick Scott (R-FL). This legislation would create a federal clearinghouse that categorizes, assesses, and shares best practices for school safety measures and identifies the resources necessary to implement them.
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Nov 21, 2019 Press Release
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01) passed the House Judiciary Committee with a 18-12 vote, and is ripe for consideration by the full House.
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Nov 18, 2019 Press Release
Today, over 300 agriculture groups sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in support of H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01). The bipartisan effort was negotiated over several months with input from agricultural stakeholders and labor organizations and was introduced with the support of 26 Democrats and 23 Republicans.
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Nov 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ayer, el congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió los siguientes comentarios en respuesta a informes alarmantes sobre el bienestar del valiente activista cubano José Daniel Ferrer, que ha estado detenido desde el 1 de octubre de 2019.

“Señora Presidenta de la Cámara,

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Nov 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Yesterday, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following remarks in response to alarming reports regarding the welfare of courageous Cuban activist Jose Daniel Ferrer, who has been detained since October 1, 2019.

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Nov 13, 2019 Press Release
El Congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración después del lanzamiento del Caucus (Comité Parlamentario) por la Democracia de Venezuela, cuyo propósito es apoyar la lucha por la libertad del pueblo venezolano, que ha sufrido años de opresión bajo una tiranía brutal e ilegítima. Díaz-Balart, Republicano, y Wasserman Schultz, Demócrata, liderarán el Caucus, que servirá como un esfuerzo bipartidista para abordar la grave crisis humanitaria y política en Venezuela y apoyar la causa de la libertad.
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Nov 13, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the launch of the Venezuela Democracy Caucus.
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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.

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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

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

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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

5/17/17

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

5/3/17

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.

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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.
 
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Jan 7, 2014 In The News
GOP rep: 'Doing nothing' on immigration is the real 'amnesty'

By: Christopher Snyder, Published January 07, 2014, FoxNews.com

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."

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Jul 24, 2019 Video

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives on July 23, 2019 regarding the ongoing democratic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and how Temporary Protected Status is crucial to the thousands of Venezuelan nationals that have sought safety in the United States in the years that the Chavez-Maduro regimes have ravished the once prosperous

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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.

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