Saturday Dec 7
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin airline case
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case involving a Wisconsin air carrier that could determine whether airlines should be protected from lawsuits, as the Transportation Security Administration is, after mistakenly reporting a security threat.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Committee Hearings Begin On Healthcare Website
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., center, meets with committee members Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., left, and Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, prior to the start of the committee's hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's ... (more)
Tue Dec 03, 2013
House lawmaker claims federal agencies blocked efforts to relocate FTC
U.S. Rep. John Mica accused two federal officials of blocking efforts to relocate the Federal Trade Commission from its longtime home near the U.S. Capitol during an often-combative hearing Tuesday on the FTC's real estate leasing efforts.
Daily Policy Digest
Amtrak Loses Millions on Food Service
Amtrak, the U.S. taxpayer-supported passenger railroad, is losing tens of millions of dollars a year on food and beverage service even after years of cost cutting, says Bloomberg.
Proposal would raise federal gas tax to fix roads
You could soon be paying more at the pump. Channel 9's Washington Bureau got an early look at a Capitol Hill proposal out Wednesday.
House to press Federal Trade Commission on consolidation efforts
It will be deja vu all over again Tuesday morning as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's subcommittee on government operations takes up a matter all too familiar to federal real estate experts.
Why Timothy Liezert wants to keep VA Baldwin Park clinic open
The Orlando VA Medical Center is slated to open in 2014 - April, if you ask VA officials or September if you ask the contractor.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Columbus Dispatch
House may look at NASA's sales
NASA is in the midst of a huge yard sale at Kennedy Space Center, peddling unused hangars, assembly buildings, launch complexes and even a landing strip to commercial space companies.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Congressman wants to know if NASA has too much infrastructure
While NASA is working to hand over many of the facilities it no longer needs at the Kennedy Space Center after the retirement of the Space Shuttle two years ago, one member of Congress wants to know if NASA should be divesting those assets even faster.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel
Mica questions NASA on unused KSC property
NASA is in the midst of a huge yard sale at Kennedy Space Center , peddling unused hangars, assembly buildings, launch complexes and even a landing strip to commercial space companies.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Mr. President, can you spare $1 for SunRail's Phase 2?
U.S. Rep. John Mica isn't too worried about the Florida Department of Transportation not getting the $80 million in federal funds it needs to get started on construction of SunRail's second phase.
Rep. Mica wants new transponder system to help speed up driving commute times
Most people would love to cut down their commute time, but what if it means a government agency collecting information about your travel patterns? 9 Investigates discovered an Orlando congressman wants to use E-Pass and SunPass transponders to get drivers home faster.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
SunRail funding in jeopardy
OF THE CHEVY AND FLEE. THE GIRL WAS NOT INJURED. THE CAR WAS LATER FOUND BY ORLANDO POLICE.
Phase 2 of SunRail faces uphill battle
Political wrangling in D.C. may end up delaying work on phase two of SunRail. Construction needs to start on phase two in just six months.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel
Federal money for SunRail in jeopardy
Sunrail first locomotive A Sunrail locomotive makes its first-ever public appearance, on display for several hours at Church Street station in downtown Orlando, Fla., Thursday, October 10, 2013.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Part of Orlando VA medical complex to open soon
Portions of the $665 million, 65-acre Orlando VA Medical Center are slated to open soon in Lake Nona's Medical City, according to Congressman John Mica , R-Florida.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
The Baltimore Sun
TSA never realized its mandate [Commentary]
As one of the first post- 9/11 screeners hired at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and as the first president of the national union fighting for screener's rights in the workplace, I find the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month to be deeply troubling.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel
Jacobs' re-election team lands big new business donors
Attorney Rulon Munns says he's left the local political sidelines and signed on to help lead the last big fundraising event of the year for Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Bangor Daily News
Amtrak losing millions of dollars per year in free food, wine
Amtrak, the U.S. taxpayer-supported passenger railroad, is losing tens of millions of dollars a year on food and beverage service even after years of cost cutting, its inspector general said.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
TSA's Behavioral Profiling Doesn't Work; Terrorist Profiling Does //...
The GAO had earlier concluded that these so-called chat downs, which Congressman John L. Mica [R-FL] called a poor man's version of Israeli interrogation security techniques and an "idiotic mess," had little scientific credibility, and that the agents carrying it out are poorly trained.