Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

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Feb 18, 2019 Press Release
El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) asistió hoy al discurso del presidente Donald Trump sobre la crisis democrática y humanitaria en Florida International University.
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Feb 18, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) today joined President Donald Trump at Florida International University as he addressed the democratic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
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Feb 18, 2019 Press Release
El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25), el senador Marco Rubio (R-FL) y el embajador de Estados Unidos ante la Organización de Estados Americanos, Carlos Trujillo, regresaron esta mañana de un viaje a la frontera con Venezuela cerca de Cúcuta, Colombia.
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Feb 18, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Díaz-Balart, Senator Rubio, and United States Ambassador to the Organization of American States Trujillo this morning returned from a trip to the Venezuelan border near Cúcuta, Colombia.
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Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the passage of the remainder of the FY2019 funding bills.
Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill as part of the larger funding package this evening.
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Feb 5, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Florida’s 25th District.
Feb 1, 2019 Press Release
Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) joined Vice President Pence, Governor DeSantis, Senators Rubio and Scott, and Venezuelan Ambassador to the United States Vecchio at a rally in support of the Venezuelan people at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center.
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Feb 1, 2019 Press Release
Hoy, el congresista Díaz-Balart se unió al vicepresidente Pence, al gobernador DeSantis, los senadores Rubio y Scott y el embajador de Venezuela en los Estados Unidos Vecchio en una reunión en apoyo al pueblo venezolano realizada en la Iglesia Doral Jesús Worship Center.
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Jan 30, 2019 Press Release
El congresista Díaz-Balart emitió la siguiente declaración luego de que se informó que el liderazgo demócrata no aceptaría un acuerdo del financiamiento gubernamental que incluyera una solución para los DREAMers.
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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