Mario (Mario) Diaz-Balart (R-USH26)
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Capitol: 202.225.4211
FAX: 202.225.8576
District: 239.348.1620
Room 374 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0926

Residence: Miami, FL
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: M. Tia   DOB: 9/25/1961
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
Co-ChairCongressional Hispanic Conference
Co-ChairCongressional Everglades Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Taiwan Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Colombia
Co-ChairLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Czech Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of Egypt Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Peru
Co-ChairVenezuela Democracy Caucus
FC MemberSchool Safety and Security Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
FC MemberCongressional Morocco Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the European Union (EU)
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Georgia Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies
FC MemberCentral America Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberIran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cigar Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Defense
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Governance Group (Tuesday Group)
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
Counties Representing


Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart is currently fulfilling his 11th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving Florida's 26th congressional district. Diaz-Balart is a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and he is the Chairman of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) Subcommittee, in addition to serving on the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) and Defense Subcommittees.

Diaz-Balart passionately serves his constituents, acting tirelessly in defense of individual rights and liberties, promoting economic prosperity, and supporting a robust national defense. He is well-known for his advocacy of human rights and democracy around the world, as well as for his staunch support of our global allies. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, making him the Dean of the Florida Delegation and Deputy Whip in Congress. Prior to his time in Congress, Diaz-Balart served in the Florida State Legislature in both the House and Senate chambers. He chaired several committees, including the Combined Appropriations/Ways and Means/Finance and Tax Committee.

Diaz-Balart was born on September 25, 1961, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Rafael and Hilda Diaz-Balart and is 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, Tia, and son, Cristian Rafael.