Miami Lakes Zip Code bill passes in House, now heads to Senate for approval

Thursday, October 4, 2018 0 Comments

Miami Lakes Zip Code bill passes in House, now heads to Senate for approval

 

U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Miami) scored a big victory on behalf of Miami Lakes, as the town continues to pursue landing its own zip code.

The House of Representatives passed Diaz-Balart’s bill which authorizes the United States Postal Service to establish a dedicated zip code for Miami Lakes.

A vote in the Senate would make it official.

“For nearly a decade, Miami Lakes has been plagued with issues stemming from not having its own ZIP Code. From higher auto insurance rates to causing election confusion, the lack of a dedicated ZIP Code has been detrimental to the community,” said Diaz-Balart 

“Throughout this ordeal, I have worked alongside Mayor Manny Cid and together we have made it our priority to solve this issue for the residents of Miami Lakes. Last Congress, I passed a designated ZIP Code bill that unfortunately died in the Senate. Today marks the second time I have passed this legislation, and I will not relent until this issue is settled. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly consider this bill,”  Diaz-Balart added.

He praised Cid for leading the campaign for six years to get an independent zip code. “I particularly want to thank Mayor Cid for his commitment to this issue and appreciate his dedication to the Town of Miami Lakes,” Diaz-Balart said. 

“He has been a staunch advocate for the community, and I am honored to work with him. Together, we are bringing home results for Miami Lakes, and I could not have a better partner to achieve this. I will continue to work with him to see this issue through its final resolution.” 

Cid said Miami Lakes is in good hands with the congressman working hard in the Nation’s Capitol.

“Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart has been our champion in Washington D.C. He continues to deliver for Miami Lakers and today is further proof of his promise that our Town will receive an independent Zip Code,” Cid said.

In 2016, Diaz-Balart was successful in including a provision in H.R. 6303 that would authorize USPS to establish a dedicated ZIP code for Miami Lakes and several other municipalities. After that legislation was approved by the House but did not become law, he introduced legislation in February 2017 to authorize the town’s ZIP code and has continued to be a vocal advocate to his congressional colleagues to resolve this issue.

 


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