Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Aug 15, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the Hendry County School District was awarded an $196,000 Rural Business Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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Aug 15, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman Diaz-Balart participated in an on-site briefing and tour of the Herbert Hoover Dike led by the U.S. Army Corps with Congressman Rooney, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Director Proctor, and Clewiston Mali Gardner.
Aug 6, 2018 Press Release
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.
Aug 2, 2018 Press Release
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 29, 2018 Press Release
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 Press Release
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 27, 2018 Press Release
Earlier this week, the House Committee on Appropriations approved the fiscal year 2019 Department of Homeland Security bill. It included an amendment that would “prohibit funding for the removal of noncitizens who are DACA recipients.” Although the amendment was adopted by voice vote, the Committee’s 22 Democrats voted against the final bill. Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement.
Jul 27, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart, senior member of the House Budget and Appropriations Committees, released the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report for the second quarter of 2018.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
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.
Jul 25, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
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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