Mario Diaz-Balart

Mario Diaz-Balart

FLORIDA's 25th DISTRICT

Diaz-Balart, Ros-Lehtinen, and Curbelo Succeed in Helping Cuban Doctors Resolve Pending Cases

2015/09/01

Today, Congressman Diaz-Balart, Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen, and Congressman Curbelo commented on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) decision to prioritize the pending cases of Cuban medical professionals who escaped conscripted service in Venezuela and applied for relief under the Cuban Medical Professional Parole (CMPP) Program in Colombia. Read More

Diaz-Balart Condemns Yet Another Shameful Capitulation to the Castro Regime

2015/08/14

Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after reports that the Obama administration chose to exclude Cuban pro-democracy leaders from the ceremony with Secretary Kerry at the U.S. post in Havana. Read More

Diaz-Balart Remembers Oswaldo Payá and Herold Cepero

2015/07/22

Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement on the third anniversary of the deaths of Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas and Harold Cepero Escalante, who died at the hands of the Castro regime. Read More

Embassy in Washington Will Represent the Castros, Not the Cuban People

2015/07/20

Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to extend diplomatic recognition to the Castro regime. Read More

Iran Deal Appears To Be Another Shameful Legacy for President Obama

2015/07/14

Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement following the announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran. Read More

Diaz-Balart Remembers “13 de Marzo” Victims

2015/07/13

Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement honoring the victims of the “13 de Marzo” attack on its 21st anniversary. Read More

Diaz-Balart Condemns Brutal Attack Against Antonio Rodiles

2015/07/06

Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after Antonio Rodiles, a reowned pro-democracy leader and founder of “Estado de SATS” was brutally attacked by agents of the Castro regime. Read More

Díaz-Balart denuncia gravísimas concesiones al régimen de los Castro

2015/07/01

WASHINGTON – El congresista Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos y el régimen cubano anunciaran que volverán a abrir embajadas en La Habana y Washington, D.C.

"Al seguir adelante con sus planes de abrir una embajada de Estados Unidos en La Habana y una embajada de Cuba en Washington, el presidente Obama continúa con su política fallida de apaciguar a dictadores brutales que amenazan a intereses estadounidenses.

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Diaz-Balart Denounces Shameful Concessions to the Castro Regime

2015/07/01

WASHINGTON - Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement after the U.S. State Department and Cuban regime announced they will reopen embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C.

"By pressing ahead with plans to open a U.S. embassy in Havana and a Cuban embassy in Washington, President Obama continues his failed policy of appeasing brutal dictators that threaten U.S. interests.

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Díaz-Balart presenta la Ley de Restauración de Libre Mercado y de Cobertura de Salud de 2015

2015/06/18

WASHINGTON - El Congresista Díaz-Balart publicó la siguiente declaración después de presentar la Ley de Restauración y Cobertura Mercado Libre Salud de 2015. Read More

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Congressman Diaz-Balart Celebrates FIU's 50th Anniversary

2015-06-22 14:56:40


Diaz-Balart Speaks Against Amendment That Benefits Castro Regime's Military

2015-06-03 13:17:12


Diaz-Balart Supports FY16 Budget Resolution

2015-04-30 23:16:18


Congressman Diaz-Balart Discusses Importance of Everglades Funding

2015-04-30 13:22:56


Congressman Diaz-Balart - Opening Remarks at 2015 Budget Conference

2015-04-20 20:51:26


Rep. Diaz-Balart discusses security concerns in Central America, 3-24-15

2015-03-25 13:25:19


Diaz-Balart questions Sec. of the Navy Mabus at Defense Subcommittee

2015-02-26 22:11:21


Congressman Diaz-Balart questions Secretary Kerry at SFOPS Hearing, 2-25-15

2015-02-26 16:13:20


Congressman Diaz-Balart speaks on the House floor in support of Cuba's freedom

2015-01-13 15:36:12


Rep. Diaz-Balart on CNN with John Berman and Michaela Pereira

2014-12-18 22:16:06


Rep. Diaz-Balart on Fox News' America's News HQ with Martha MacCallum

2014-12-18 22:13:21


Rep. Diaz-Balart on Morning Joe re: outrageous unilateral concessions to Castro regime

2014-12-18 14:48:58


Rep. Diaz-Balart on the Kelly File with Martha MacCallum re: Obama's appeasement

2014-12-18 14:46:36


Mario Diaz-Balart Statement from Press Conference on Release of Alan Gross and Concessions

2014-12-17 22:18:13


Congresista Diaz-Balart habla sobre inmigración y otras temas en Enfoque

2014-12-08 16:02:33


Congressman Diaz-Balart joins Carol Costello on CNN, 11-21-14

2014-11-21 19:21:17


Congresista Diaz-Balart en Despierta America 11-21-14

2014-11-21 19:18:30


Diaz-Balart Discusses Immigration with Wolf Blitzer on CNN

2014-11-20 21:57:20


Rep. Diaz-Balart: ISIL Must Be Destroyed

2014-09-16 20:50:08


Rep. Diaz-Balart Supports Continuing Resolution to Fund Government

2014-09-16 19:04:33


Contact Information

436 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4211
Fax 202-225-8576
mariodiazbalart.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Budget

Appropriations

Mario Diaz-Balart is currently fulfilling his 6th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. At the beginning of the 112th Congress, Diaz-Balart was asked to serve on one of the most prestigious committees: House Committee on Appropriations.  As part of the House Committee on Appropriations, he sits on three of its subcommittees: State and Foreign Operations, Commerce, Justice, and Science, and as Vice-Chair of Financial Services.

Diaz-Balart was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 to represent Florida’s 25th Congressional district, which at the time, covered portions of Miami-Dade County, Collier County, and Monroe County.  Diaz-Balart continued to represent the three counties until 2010, when he ran unopposed for Florida’s 21st Congressional district. After the 2012 redistricting cycle, he ran for the newly redrawn 25th Congressional district, to which he was elected. The 25th district now includes parts of Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier, and Hendry Counties.

Prior to his time in Congress, Diaz-Balart served 14 years in the Florida State Legislature in both chambers, House and Senate.  At age 31, Diaz-Balart became the youngest person ever elected to the Florida Senate, as well as the first Hispanic to serve as Chair of the Combined Appropriations / Ways and Means / Finance and Tax Committee. During his tenure in the state legislature, he consistently ranked among the most effective legislators in Florida, developing a reputation as a budget hawk, and supporting minority voting rights.

In Washington, Diaz-Balart has worked tireless to make American homes and communities safer and stronger in the face of hurricanes and other natural disasters. In 2013, he introduced the Safe Building Code Incentive Act (H.R. 1878), legislation that would provide financial incentives to states that adopt and enforce nationally recognized model building codes. These states would also qualify for an additional 4 percent of funding for hazard mitigation grants. That same year, he introduced the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act (H.R. 2241), which would incentivize home and building owners to utilize resilient construction methods when building and renovating home and commercial structures in federally declared disaster areas. Over the long run, both of these bills would save hard-earned taxpayer dollars and minimize the risk of property damage, but more importantly, would reduce the loss of life.

Diaz-Balart has also been a strong proponent of improving public safety and transportation.  Throughout his tenure in Congress, Diaz-Balart has helped deliver millions of federal dollars for the I-75 widening project and Miami-Dade Transit. As a true South Floridian, the Everglades restoration has been an ongoing project for Diaz-Balart. As founder and co-chairman of the Everglades Caucus, he has consistently fought to secure billions for the overall restoration and prevented massive funding cuts in recent years. Diaz-Balart has promoted hurricane preparedness and ensured federal relief for Florida in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma, and Rita.

Diaz-Balart was born on September 25, 1961 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Rafael and Hilda Diaz-Balart, and the youngest of four brothers (Rafael, Lincoln, and Jose). He studied Political Science at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Diaz-Balart currently resides in Miami, Florida with his wife and son.


Serving With

Jeff Miller

FLORIDA's 1st DISTRICT

Ted Yoho

FLORIDA's 3rd DISTRICT

Ander Crenshaw

FLORIDA's 4th DISTRICT

Ron DeSantis

FLORIDA's 6th DISTRICT

John Mica

FLORIDA's 7th DISTRICT

Bill Posey

FLORIDA's 8th DISTRICT

Daniel Webster

FLORIDA's 10th DISTRICT

Rich Nugent

FLORIDA's 11th DISTRICT

Gus Bilirakis

FLORIDA's 12th DISTRICT

David Jolly

FLORIDA's 13th DISTRICT

Dennis Ross

FLORIDA's 15th DISTRICT

Vern Buchanan

FLORIDA's 16th DISTRICT

Tom Rooney

FLORIDA's 17th DISTRICT

Curt Clawson

FLORIDA's 19th DISTRICT

Carlos Curbelo

FLORIDA's 26th DISTRICT

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

FLORIDA's 27th DISTRICT

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