Diaz-Balart Introduces Legislation to Designate USPS to Create Unique ZIP Code for Miami Lakes
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after introducing, H.R. 377, legislation that would designate the United States Postal Service to create a unique ZIP Code for the Town of Miami Lakes, Florida. In the 114th Congress, Diaz-Balart supported similar legislation that passed the House but was not considered by the Senate. In the 115th Congress, Diaz-Balart again introduced similar bills, one of which passed the House but was also not considered by the Senate.
“For nearly a decade, I have been working alongside Mayor Manny Cid and the Town of Miami Lakes to create a unique ZIP Code for the town. Legislation that I introduced in the past two Congresses have overwhelmingly passed in the House, but unfortunately were not even considered in the Senate. The impact a unique ZIP Code would have on Miami Lakes residents cannot be understated. From higher insurance rates to election and census confusion to branding and economic development – lack of a unique ZIP Code has been a costly and burdensome issue for my constituents. That is why I will not relent until Miami Lakes and its residents are granted the relief they need, and why I am introducing similar legislation again this Congress. I will continue to work with my House and Senate colleagues to get this bill to the President’s desk and am hopeful that Mayor Cid and the town will be granted the unique ZIP Code they so desperately need.
“I thank Mayor Cid for his continued efforts and engagement on this critical issue. He has been a great partner to work with and continues to be Miami Lakes’ strongest advocate. Whether in D.C. or in Florida, he has spent countless hours presenting the town’s case for a unique ZIP Code and I am grateful for his support. Together, I am confident that we will get this bill signed into law.”