WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) was today elected by House Republican Steering Committee to continue his service as the leading Republican on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee. Diaz-Balart served as the Subcommittee’s Chairman since 2015.
“I thank Ranking Member Granger and the House Republican Steering Committee and look forward to continuing my work on the House Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. Over the last four years, I have enjoyed working with my colleagues to fund critical housing and infrastructure programs, while protecting Americans hard-earned tax dollars and reducing bureaucracy. I am proud of what we have accomplished, including supporting programs that help our nation’s veterans, the elderly, the disabled, and other vulnerable populations. We prioritized programs that provide for the maintenance and upgrade of our nation’s roadways, seaports, transit systems, and airports. I worked to secure funding for programs vital to Southern Florida, such as the Community Development Block Grant, Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS, Homeless Assistance Grants, and many other housing and infrastructure programs. In the last two years, we saw how critical supplemental funding has been towards helping our communities rebuild after devastating hurricanes and wildfires, and I am glad to have done my part by funding the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program. These programs continue to make a difference across the United States, including right here at home in the Sunshine State.
“I could not be more thrilled to continue working on the T-HUD Subcommittee, and I again thank Ranking Member Granger for this opportunity. I also congratulate my colleague Congressman Price on his Chairmanship of this Subcommittee. He was an excellent partner to work with during my time as Chairman, and I look forward to continue that collaboration in the 116th Congress.”