Campaign 2010

Mar 12, 2009

Diaz-Balarts Vote Against Everglades Protection

 

 

Protecting national treasures are usually high on the priority list for Members of Congress.

 

Not so for Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart and Lincoln Diaz-Balart, who voted against a bill that will expand the Everglades National Park by 600 acres yesterday.

 

"Representative Diaz-Balart's vote to block Everglades Protection shows he is painfully out of touch with Florida's needs," said Jessica Santillo, Southern Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

 

Background

 

  • Sec. 7107 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act contains a provision to allow Everglades National Park to purchase 600 acres of land and water from the Nature Conservancy.

 

  • Representative Mario Diaz-Balart and Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart voted against the Omnibus Public Land Management Act yesterday. [Roll Call Vote, 3/11/2009]

 

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