Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Media

Latest News

Jun 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­––Los representantes Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25), María Elvira Salazar (FL-27), Carlos A.
Issues:
Jun 18, 2021 Press Release
MOORE HAVEN, FL ­­–– Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25) joined Congressman Greg Steube (FL- 17), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in an event commemorating the renaming of the Moore Haven Lock and Dam to honor fallen FWC Officer Julian Keen, Jr. 
 
May 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25) issued the following statement expressing his disappointment after President Biden failed to include $725 million for Everglades restoration in his FY22 budget proposal to Congress.
 
May 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– El congresista Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) junto a los senadores Marco Rubio (R-FL) y Rick Scott (R-FL), y los representantes María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) y Carlos Giménez (R-FL) conmemoraron el día de la independencia de Cuba por medio de un mensaje de video. 
 
Issues:
May 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Los representantes Mario Díaz-Balart y Debbie Wasserman Schultz, copresidentes del Caucus de Democracia en Venezuela del Congreso estadunidense, emitieron la siguiente declaración sobre la arbitraria e ilegítima designación de un falso Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) en Venezuela.
 
Issues:
May 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, co-chairs of the Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus, released the following statement regarding the arbitrary and illegitimate designation of a sham National Electoral Council (CNE) in Venezuela. 
 
Issues:
May 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart emitió el siguiente comunicado sobre la situación actual en Colombia.
 
Issues:
May 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement regarding the ongoing situation in Colombia.
 
Issues:
May 6, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Los representantes Mario Díaz-Balart y Debbie Wasserman Schultz, copresidentes del Caucus de Democracia en Venezuela del Congreso estadunidense, emitieron la siguiente declaración sobre la arbitraria e ilegítima designación de un falso Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) en Venezuela.
 
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.

Issues:
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

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

Issues:
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.

Issues:
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.
 
Issues:
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."

Issues:

Photo Galleries

Oct 30, 2020 Photo Gallery

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart standing alongside Miami International Airport staff members.  

Videos

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

Issues:
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.

Pages