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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart

Representative for Florida’s 25th District

pronounced MAH-ree-oh // DI-az buh-LAHRT

Diaz-Balart is the representative for Florida’s 25th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Diaz-Balart is next up for reelection in 2020.

He was previously the representative for Florida’s 21st congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012; and the representative for Florida’s 25th congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL25]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Diaz-Balart.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Diaz-Balart is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Diaz-Balart has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Mario Diaz-Balart sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Diaz-Balart was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Diaz-Balart sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (38%) Economics and Public Finance (31%) International Affairs (31%)

Recent Bills

Some of Diaz-Balart’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Diaz-Balart voted Yea

Passed 242/187 on Mar 27, 2019.

Diaz-Balart voted No

Passed 238/184 on Jun 13, 2017.

H.R. 2581 amends the premium tax credit under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code to specify that advance payments of the credit are not ...

Diaz-Balart voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Diaz-Balart voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Diaz-Balart voted Aye

Diaz-Balart voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Diaz-Balart voted Yea

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Jul 2019, Diaz-Balart missed 546 of 11,825 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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