Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Legislation Puts Critical Disaster Funding at Risk

Jan 16, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after Democratic leadership used supplemental disaster funding as yet another political stunt.

“This legislation is another political game by Democratic leadership that puts critical disaster funding at risk. Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the Sunshine State, and these communities are desperately awaiting federal support to continue rebuilding. This bill has zero chance of either Senate consideration or becoming law, and everyone knows it. We also cannot leave the thousands of federal employees in limbo without a paycheck and financial certainty. I continue to call on Democratic leadership to participate in good faith negotiations with the White House. Bipartisanship is the solution to fund programs that support veterans, house vulnerable populations, and protect our national security. Let’s come together to help disaster-impacted communities, reopen the government, and fix our broken immigration system, including securing our border and providing a solution to DREAMers and TPS beneficiaries.”