Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Applauds State Department Nomination of Former House Staffer

Oct 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after Dr. Yleem Poblete, former chief of staff of the House Foreign Affairs Committee under Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, was nominated to be the Assistant Secretary of State, Verification and Compliance by President Trump.


“Dr. Poblete's commitment to public service is admirable. During her time on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Yleem was a beacon of knowledge and insight for Congress on a number of important foreign policy and national security issues. As the United States faces global threats, her expertise will be extremely valuable as she leads the Bureau of Arms Control. North Korea, Iran, and Russia pose serious risks to our national security, and we need dedicated public servants like Yleem to help advise President Trump and Secretary Tillerson on how to best contain our adversaries' threats. I congratulate Dr. Poblete and commend President Trump for nominating my well-respected friend to this position.”