Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Dec 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2658, the Venezuelan Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act, and H.Res. 259, expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
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Dec 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart today spoke in support of H.J. Res. 123, the Continuing Appropriations Act, ahead of its passage.
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Dec 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after President Trump announced the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Dec 5, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 1164, the Taylor Force Act. Diaz-Balart is a co-sponsor of the legislation.
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Dec 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, held a subcommittee hearing on the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) supplemental request, with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Neal Rackleff serving as a witness.
Nov 30, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, held a subcommittee hearing on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Emergency Relief, with FHWA Deputy Administrator Brandye Hendrickson and FHWA Executive Director Walter Waidelich serving as witnesses.
Nov 30, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement marking the one year anniversary that Cuban activist Dr. Eduardo Cardet was brutally and arbitrarily arrested.
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Nov 30, 2017 Press Release
El congresista Diaz-Balart hizo la siguiente declaración para recordar que ya ha pasado un año desde la detención brutal y arbitraria del activista cubano Dr. Eduardo Cardet, quien sigue encarcelado por el régimen castrocomunista.
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Nov 29, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s most recent supplemental funding request for natural disaster response and recovery.
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Nov 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released $615,922,000 to the state of Florida as part of

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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