Mario Diaz-Balart

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U.S. Representative

Mario Diaz-Balart ()
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Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Mario Diaz-Balart currently serves the 25th Congressional district of Florida

Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican, has represented the 25th District of Florida in the U. S. House of Representatives since 2003.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Estate tax

On January 11, 2007, Mario Diaz-Balart introduced a bill which would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the federal sales tax deduction, the child credit, and also repeal the estate tax. As of March 1, the bill had collected 49 cosponsors, and had been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.[1]

Main article: Estate tax

Embargo with Cuba

Diaz-Balart supported the embargo with Cuba, arguing against the Free Trade With Cuba Act, which would end the trade embargo the U.S. has enforced with Cuba since 1962, and also repeal other economic, travel, and communications restrictions with Cuba. Diaz-Balart argued that "to lift sanctions would not only reward Castro's injustices against the Cuban people but also it would further strengthen this dying dictatorship and prevent Cuba from much needed democratic change."[2]

Main article: Free Trade With Cuba Act


Diaz-Balart was born September 25, 1961 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was educated at the University of South Florida, and was a businessman and member of the Florida House of Representatives (1988-1992) and the Florida Senate (1992-2000) before entering the U.S. House in 2005. He is the brother of Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart and the son of exiled Cuban politician Rafael Diaz-Balart, and a former nephew by marriage of Fidel Castro.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Michael Calderin to face Diaz-Balart in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) Diaz Balart retained his seat.

Money in Politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Leon Medical Centers$ 21,250
Rooney Holdings$ 15,600
AT&T Inc$ 12,600
Allied Universal$ 10,000
American Bankers Assn$ 10,000
American Resort Development Assn$ 10,000
Boeing Co$ 10,000
Broadcasting Media Partners$ 10,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union$ 10,000
CSX Corp$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Mario Diaz-Balart
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Mario Diaz-Balart. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 436 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4211 Fax: 202-225-8576
    [Http:// Webform email]
District offices
  • 12851 Southwest 42nd Street, Suite 131, Miami, FL 33175
    Ph: 305-225-6866 Fax: (none entered)
  • 4715 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 1, Naples, FL 34116
    Ph: 239-348-1620 Fax: (none entered)
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Articles and resources

See also


  1. Thomas page on Rep. Diaz-Balart bill, 110th Congress
  2. Mario Diaz-Balarat "Keep the Cuba Embargo? YES! July 11, 2004.

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