Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Darren Soto (FL-09) applaud the passage of the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 (H.R. 549), through the House Committee on the Judiciary and urge continuing work on the bill until it becomes law.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Los representantes Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) y Darren Soto (FL-09) aplauden la aprobación de la Ley de TPS de Venezuela de 2019 (H.R.

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May 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement on the 117th anniversary of Cuban Independence Day.

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May 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración en el 117 aniversario del Día de la Independencia de Cuba.

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May 17, 2019 Press Release

WAHINGTON, DC – El Congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) fue reconocido por la Asociación Americana de Autoridades Portuarias (AAPA) como la "Persona Portuaria del Año" 2019.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WAHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración después de votar por H.R. 5, la "Ley de Igualdad".

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WAHINGTON, D.C. –– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 5, the "Equality Act."

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WAHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25 issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated $448 million to the state of Florida as a part of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR).

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WAHINGTON, D.C. ­­––Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after Democratic leadership brought forth H.R.

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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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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.

Jan 29, 2019 Video

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) spoke on the House floor in support of his bill H.R. 6946, which would authorize USPS to create a dedicated ZIP Code for the Town of Miami Lakes. (September 26, 2018)

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