February 22, 2021
Dear friend,

Welcome back to another edition of Mario’s Message. As the 117th Congress kicks off, I want to continue to ensure that my constituents are kept up to date on all things happening in Washington and Florida’s 25th Congressional District. It is my absolute honor to serve you, and I encourage you to get in touch with my office if we can ever be of assistance.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Executive Order 20-315, which outlines that providers can only administer the COVID-19 shot to the following groups:
  1. Long-term care facility residents and staff
  2. Healthcare workers in direct contact with COVID-19 patients, including paramedics and EMS
  3. People age 65 and older

Additional COVID-19 vaccination sites have opened in FL-25! 

To view vaccination sites near you or schedule an appointment, please visit the links below: 

Visit my website for additional details and a comprehensive list of COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites in our community.
As of February 21, 2021, there have been 4,082,872 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Florida with a total of 2,693,953 people vaccinated.
New Airport Security Technology
Last week, I visited Miami International Airport to check out the newest Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to improve airport security, make the screening process more touchless, and enhance the overall passenger experience. CAT is now available and in-use at Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
We Must Maintain U.S.-Cuba Policy & Remain in Solidarity with the Cuban People
It was an honor to join the Inspire America Foundation, a bipartisan group of colleagues, and members of Cuba’s opposition in an event calling on the current Administration to maintain U.S.-Cuba policy. Over the past four years, our country made tremendous progress in cutting off revenue to the brutal, anti-American dictatorship in Cuba. Now, it’s crucial that we prevent the current administration from squandering this opportunity to remain in solidarity with the Cuban people and support them in their struggle for democracy.
Meeting with Miami-Dade Mayor
It was great to meet with Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to discuss shared priorities for the coming months to support our Miami-Dade constituents and advance local projects. I look forward to our collaboration.
Stay Connected
To keep up with live updates, connect with me on FacebookTwitterYouTubeand Instagram, or visit my website for any constituent services I am able to provide you with.

As always, it’s a pleasure to serve you.

Warm Regards,
Mario Diaz-Balart
Member of Congress