Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA


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Oct 17, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and City of Doral Mayor, Juan Carlos Bermudez, issued the following statements regarding the selection of the City of Doral as the host of the next G7 Summit.
Oct 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Steve Chabot (R-OH), co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, released the following statement on the 108th National Day of Taiwan:
Oct 4, 2019 Press Release

Doral, Fla. - El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración después de organizar su evento anual del Mes de Herencia Hispana.

Oct 4, 2019 Press Release

Doral, Fla. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after hosting his annual Hispanic Heritage Event.

Oct 3, 2019 Press Release
El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración con respecto al periodista independiente y líder de la UNPACU, José Daniel Ferrer, quien ha estado desaparecido por más de 48 horas después de que el régimen cubano lo arrestó y allanó su casa el martes en la mañana.
Oct 3, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement regarding independent journalist, and UNPACU leader, Jose Daniel Ferrer, who has been missing for over 48 hours after the Cuban regime arrested him and raided his house this past Tuesday morning.
Oct 2, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement following his Congressional Delegation trip to the Bahamas to survey the damages of Hurricane Dorian.
Sep 27, 2019 Press Release
Como copresidente del Comité Parlamentario a favor de Colombia, creo que es importante destacar algunos de los notables avances que se han producido como resultado de la sólida colaboración entre Estados Unidos y Colombia que está comprometida con combatir el narcotráfico, defender el Estado de Derecho y promover la democracia.
Sep 26, 2019 Press Release
In partnership with the U.S., Colombia is on a solid path to stability and prosperity | Opinion Miami Herald Op-Ed: Mario Diaz-Balart September 26, 2019
Sep 11, 2019 Press Release
El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración luego de que los países miembros de la OEA determinaron, con una votación aprobatoria de 12 a favor y 5 abstenciones, aprobar la convocatoria de un órgano de consulta de conformidad con el Tratado Interamericano de Asistencia Recíproca (TIAR), que afirma la responsabilidad de la OEA de trabajar para "el mantenimiento de la paz y la seguridad del continente” (Art. 6).
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."



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.