Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA


Latest News

Jul 21, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Hoy el congresista Mario Díaz-Balart se unió al senador Rick Scott, al líder republicano de la Cámara Kevin McCarthy y a miembros de la Cámara de Representantes y del Senado de Estados Unidos en una carta dirigida a líderes mundiales democráticos, miembros de la Organización de los Estados Americanos y la Unión Europea, así como a otras naciones democrátic
Jul 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart joined Senator Rick Scott, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate in a letter to leaders of the member nations of the Organization of American States and the European Union, as well as to other democratic nations and Secretary of State A

Jul 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart led a letter to President Biden urging him to stand firmly with the Cuban people by placing democracy and human rights at the forefront of the administration’s approach.
Jul 15, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart dirigió hoy una carta al presidente Biden instándole a apoyar firmemente al pueblo cubano colocando la democracia y los derechos humanos a la vanguardia del enfoque de su Administración.
Jul 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Hoy, el congresista Mario Díaz-Balart
Jul 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart introduced a resolution calling for international solidarity with the Cuban people in their demands for freedom and condemning the brutal oppression of the C
Jun 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) granted Miami-Dade County $4.8 million for the Low and No Emission Vehicle Grant Program.
Jun 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­––Los representantes Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25), María Elvira Salazar (FL-27), Carlos A.
Jun 18, 2021 Press Release
MOORE HAVEN, FL ­­–– Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25) joined Congressman Greg Steube (FL- 17), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in an event commemorating the renaming of the Moore Haven Lock and Dam to honor fallen FWC Officer Julian Keen, Jr. 
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.