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Mario Diaz Balart

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Mario Diaz-Balart currently serves the 21st Congressional district of Florida

Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican, is a U.S. Representative from Florida since 2003. He currently serves the 21st district. (map)[1]

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Mario Diaz Balart voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

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.[2]

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."[3]

Main article: Free Trade With Cuba Act

Biography

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.

2010 elections

Mario Diaz Balart previously represented the 25th District but in the 2010 election he took over his brother's (Lincoln Diaz Balart) 21st District. His brother did not seek reelection.[1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Mario Diaz Balart
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and affiliations

Committees

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.

Contact

DC Office:
313 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0925
Phone: 202-225-2778
Fax: 202-226-0346
Web Email
Website

District Office- Miami:
12851 Southwest 42nd Street, Suite 131
Miami, FL 33175
Phone: 305-225-6866
Fax: 305-225-7432

District Office - Naples:
4715 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 1
Naples, FL 34116
Phone: 239-348-1620
Fax: 239-348-3569

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mario Diaz-Balart profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Thomas page on Rep. Diaz-Balart bill, 110th Congress
  3. Mario Diaz-Balarat "Keep the Cuba Embargo? YES! July 11, 2004.

External resources

External articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Railroads Pipelines and Hazardous Materials,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Florida House of Representatives, 1988-1992, 2000-2002,Florida State Senate, 1992-2000,
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District Offices:
1. 12851 Southwest 42nd Street, Suite 131, Miami, FL 33175
Phone: 305-225-6866 / Fax: 305-225-7432
2. 4715 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 1, Naples, FL 34116
Phone: 239-348-1620 / Fax: 239-348-3569




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Date of Birth: September 25, 1961