Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Frelinghuysen Embodies What it Means to be a Public Servant

Jan 29, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen announced he would retire at the end of the 115th Congress:

“For over two decades, Rodney Frelinghuysen has served the people of New Jersey and our country with honor, distinction, and integrity. His departure will leave a significant void in Congress and on the Appropriations Committee. He embodies the best of what it means to be a public servant, delivering results and advocating for his constituents. I am grateful to Rodney for his loyal friendship and tireless leadership, and I will always admire his commitment to our legislative work and governance.

“It has been a true privilege serving with and getting to know Chairman Frelinghuysen. I look forward to continue working with him on seeing through the funding of FY18, and returning to regular order for FY19 as he leads his last round of appropriations bills.”