November 23, 2020
Dear friend,

Welcome back to another edition of Mario’s Message. Here are the latest updates on all things COVID-19, and what I have been up to in Washington, DC and Florida's 25th Congressional District. We each have a personal responsibility to protect those around us from Coronavirus (COVID-19) through whatever measures necessary. My website contains a detailed list of helpful resources and legislative actions. To view the latest updates and information in Spanish, click here.
Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center
Last week, the “Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center” was renamed to the “Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center.” Nathaniel Reed was a giant among conservationists. He was a steadfast advocate for continued Everglades Restoration projects, and improvements to Big Cypress National Preserve. He was also a mastermind and an absolute pleasure to work with. I have no doubt that his remarkable legacy lives on and will continue to do so for future generations. I thank National Park Service Superintendents, Pedro Ramos and Thomas Forsyth, for this well-deserved honor.
Happy Thanksgiving
From me and mine, to you and yours— Wishing you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving. May this be a time of reflection and gratitude. I am especially grateful for our men and women in uniform both protecting our freedoms abroad and those on the frontlines of this global pandemic. May God bless you all.
Small Business Saturday
As we all know, small businesses have greatly suffered this year and some have even had to permanently close their doors. This Saturday, November 28th, let us celebrate Small Business Saturday by shopping local and supporting the heart of our local economy and community. 

Remembering a Legend
Today, we lost a tireless freedom fighter, the voice of the Cuban exile community, and simply a legend. Armando Perez Roura was a faithful friend of my father and my family, and an inspiration for me. He will be greatly missed, but he leaves a lasting legacy in our community.
Coronavirus Updates
Johns Hopkins reports that there’s currently 12.3 million cases and 257,072 deaths in the United States.

Here’s a graphic showing the new cases per day in the U.S.:
Florida has a total of 944,745 cases.
  • Collier County has 16,616 confirmed cases
  • Hendry County has 2,429 confirmed cases
  • Miami-Dade County has 214,302 confirmed cases
Stay Connected
I remain committed to my constituents and ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge and resources to protect themselves from public health emergencies such as this one. 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