January 17, 2023

USGLC Congratulates New SFOPS Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart

WASHINGTON D.C. – USGLC President and CEO Liz Schrayer released the following statement on the selection of Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) to serve as the new Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee’s State-Foreign Operations Subcommittee.

USGLC congratulates Chairman Diaz-Balart on this important new leadership role at this critical time with rising global challenges that directly impact America’s interests here at home. As a longtime champion of U.S. global leadership and a forceful voice for diplomacy, development, and democracy, Chairman Diaz-Balart understands why leading globally matters locally.

The Chairman has continually spoken out on the “bang for the buck” of investments in the State Department, USAID, and America’s development agencies. The USGLC has been honored to host him in Washington and in his home state of Florida, where he has stated why resources for U.S. foreign assistance are “crucial for our national security interests”, for America’s economic interests, and the well-being of American families.

Building on the longstanding service of outgoing lead Republican Hal Rogers, we look forward to partnering with Chairman Diaz-Balart to strengthen the bipartisan support for U.S. national security, diplomacy, development, and democracy programs in the 118th Congress.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.