Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Mar 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s state-run mining company, Minervan and its president, Adrian Antonio Perdoma Mata, for corruption and contributing to the deteriorating situation in Venezuela.

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Mar 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) emitió la siguiente declaración luego de que el Departamento del Tesoro de EE. UU. Impusiera sanciones a la empresa minera estatal de Venezuela, Minervan y su presidente, Adrián Antonio Perdoma Mata, por corrupción y contribución al la situación deteriorante en Venezuela.

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Mar 14, 2019 Press Release
Los congresistas Díaz-Balart y Soto anunciaron hoy que presentarán su ley de TPS para venezolanos como una enmienda a la ley DREAM Act.
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Mar 14, 2019 Press Release
Congressmen Diaz-Balart and Soto today announced they will be filing their Venezuela TPS bill as an amendment to the DREAM Act.
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Mar 12, 2019 Press Release
El congresista Díaz-Balart emitió la siguiente declaración luego de que el liderazgo demócrata introdujo la ley DREAM Act en el 116º Congreso.
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Mar 12, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after Democratic leadership introduced the DREAM Act in the 116th Congress.
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Mar 8, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 1, “For the People” but which is more accurately referred to as “For the Politicians.”
Mar 4, 2019 Press Release
Los senadores estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), y el congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) emitieron el siguiente comunicado elogiando la decisión del Presidente Trump de permitir demandas judiciales contra más de 200 compañías operadas por el régimen comunista de Cuba. Este anuncio es el primer paso dado por la administración de Trump para responsabilizar al régimen cubano por sus crímenes.
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Mar 4, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Congressman Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) today issued statements commending President Trump’s decision to allow lawsuits against over 200 companies that are operated by the Communist Cuban regime. This announcement is the first step taken by the Trump Administration to implement the Helms-Burton Libertad Act to hold the Cuban regime accountable for its crimes and support for Maduro’s narco-terrorist dictatorship.
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Feb 28, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report for the fourth quarter of 2018. The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter, which brought 2018 annual growth to 2.9%.
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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