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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (25th District of FLORIDA)

Oct 27, 2020

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– This morning, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) was presented with the C.W. “Bill” Young Freedom Medal by the Florida Defense Contractors Association. This recognition, which has only been presented twice before, is given to individuals with a distinguished record of supporting our U.S. fighting forces.

“I am deeply honored to receive this notable recognition. Bill Young was a giant among legislators, whose effectiveness and love of our nation left an everlasting legacy and precedent to be followed. As I have always stated, our nation’s defense industry is not a budgetary issue but an absolute necessity. I have seen first-hand the critical role that Florida’s defense industry plays in supporting our national security. Through my role on the appropriations committee, I’m committed to ensuring our men and women in uniform have the necessary resources to continue building a strong, robust national defense that serves as the cornerstone of America’s security. I thank the Florida Defense Contractors Association for this award and for the crucial role they play in upholding the national security interests of the United States.”