Diaz-Balart is the representative for Florida’s 26th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2023. Diaz-Balart is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 61 years old.
He was previously the representative for Florida’s 25th congressional district as a Republican from 2013 to 2022; 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.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Diaz-Balart was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. Shortly after the election, Diaz-Balart joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Diaz-Balart voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Diaz-Balart.
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 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 3, 2019 to Mar 30, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Mario Diaz-Balart sits on the following committees:
Diaz-Balart was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4415 (116th): To provide a temporary increase in the limitation on deductible contributions made for relief efforts related to Hurricane Dorian.
- H.R. 3353 (115th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
- H.R. 3785 (108th): To authorize the exchange of certain land in Everglades National Park.
Does 3 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).
Diaz-Balart sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (44%) Government Operations and Politics (26%) Taxation (15%) Immigration (7%) Education (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Diaz-Balart recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1239: To designate the area between the intersections of 16th Street Northwest and Fuller …
- H.R. 1005: EAGLES Act of 2023
- H.R. 860: To establish new ZIP Codes for certain communities, and for other purposes.
- H.Res. 1304 (117th): Commending the bravery, courage, and resolve of the human rights and pro-democracy …
- H.R. 8054 (117th): Defending Domestic Orange Juice Production Act
- H.R. 6867 (117th): To designate the area between the intersections of 16th Street, Northwest and …
- H.Res. 867 (117th): Commending the actions of Cuban human rights and democracy activist José Daniel …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2003 to Mar 2023, Diaz-Balart missed 582 of 13,445 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills