Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Jun 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after voting against H.R.

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after introducing the Economic Impact Payment Fairness Act, a bill to address a discrepancy under the CARES Act that disqualifies those with Social Security numbers such as U.S.

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart emitió la siguiente declaración después de que la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos falló a favor de los beneficiarios de DACA.

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of DACA recipients.

May 29, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will grant $891 million in federal funding for 12 transit infrastructure projects nationwide. Among the 12 projects, is Miami-Dade County’s South Corridor Rapid Transit Project. These funds come from the Capital Investment Grant program, which is an account under Congressman Diaz-Balart’s THUD jurisdiction, and one that he has continuously delivered federal funds for.
May 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Hoy, el congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL25) envió una carta al secretario de Estado, Mike Pompeo, expresando su profunda preocupación por los abusos contra los derechos humanos en Nicaragua y la falta de transparencia del régimen de Ortega en los casos de COVID-19.

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May 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL25) sent a letter to Secretary Pompeo expressing his profound concern regarding human rights abuses in Nicaragua and the Ortega regime’s lack of transparency on COVID-19 cases.

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May 20, 2020 Press Release

MIAMI - El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración en el 118º aniversario del Día de la Independencia de Cuba.

“Hoy, conmemoramos el 118º aniversario del nacimiento de la República de Cuba. Trágicamente, menos de 60 años después de su nacimiento, la República colapsó a manos de la tiranía de Castro.

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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.

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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

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Jan 17, 2019 In The News
Diaz-Balart says Trump could be convinced to expand TPS to Venezuelans

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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

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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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

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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.

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