Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA


Latest News

Nov 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Yesterday, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) hosted a virtual ceremony for the 2020 Congressional Veteran Commendation recipients. During the ceremony, Congressman Diaz-Balart recognized a group of local veterans and thanked them for their service to our nation and community.

Oct 30, 2020 Press Release

MIAMI, FL ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after PFC Bruce Carter’s remains were transferred from Vista Memorial Gardens in Miami Lakes, Florida, to the Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Oct 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– This morning, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) was presented with the C.W. “Bill” Young Freedom Medal by the Florida Defense Contractors Association. This recognition, which has only been presented twice before, is given to individuals with a distinguished record of supporting our U.S.

Oct 7, 2020 Press Release

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 Press Release

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 Press Release

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.

Oct 6, 2020 Press Release

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.

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."


Photo Galleries

Oct 30, 2020 Photo Gallery

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart standing alongside Miami International Airport staff members.  


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

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.