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.
Read our 2018 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 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 Oct 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mario Diaz-Balart sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Defense
Diaz-Balart was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3353: 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 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).
Diaz-Balart sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Diaz-Balart’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4415: To provide a temporary increase in the limitation on deductible contributions made for ...
- H.R. 2412: Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2019
- H.R. 2413: Nicaragua TPS Act of 2019
- H.R. 377: To establish new ZIP codes for certain communities, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6846 (115th): To require the United States Postal Service to establish new ZIP codes, ...
- H.R. 6113 (115th): To establish new ZIP codes for certain communities, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6072: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
From Jan 2003 to Oct 2019, Diaz-Balart missed 546 of 11,881 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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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