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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart

Representative from Florida’s 25th District, Republican

Diaz-Balart, a Republican, is the representative for Florida's 25th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

He was previously the representative for Florida's 21st congressional district (2011-2012); and the representative for Florida's 25th congressional district (2003-2010).

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

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Diaz-Balart.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Diaz-Balart has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Diaz-Balart is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Mario Diaz-Balart sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Diaz-Balart was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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:

International Affairs (38%) Economics and Public Finance (38%) Emergency Management (25%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Diaz-Balart’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 985: Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017
Mar 9, 2017. Passed 220/201.
H.R. 985 prohibits a federal court from certifying any proposed class seeking monetary relief for personal injury or economic loss unless the party seeking the class action shows that each proposed class member suffered the same type and scope of injury as the named class ...
No H.R. 1927: Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015
Jan 8, 2016. Passed 211/188.
The House is scheduled to take up the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (H.R. 1927), which aims to reform the current federal class action lawsuit framework by requiring uninjured parties to be part of separate class action suits than those parties experiencing more extensive ...
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
Jan 14, 2015. Passed 236/191.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Sep 2017, Diaz-Balart missed 525 of 10,630 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 93 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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