11 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Congress wona t get much done before recess. This is not a new development.
Congress is working out the details of many contentious bills this week, including highway funding, immigration issues, spending appropriations and Veterans Affairs funding.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
On tech tactics, House GOP plays catch-up
Republicans repeatedly beaten down by the Democrats' technological dominance have finally found a source of pride: an official House leadership operation that's relentlessly digital.
HOH: John Micaa s Makeover Plans Aina t Gonna Happen
If Rep. John L. Mica had his way, a lot of people who currently inhabit some of the most cherry spots on the House side of the Capitol would be looking for new places to hang their hats come November.
Federal Computer Week
GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking
When the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently summoned Defense Department officials to explain their nearly two-decade delay in complying with a law requiring Cabinet departments to produce auditable financial statements, Chairman Tom Carper left no doubt who wore the white hats.
Chaffetz on Oversight: More Results, Less Confrontation
Chaffetz, R-Utah, would be among only a handful of House members who have earned a full chairmanship in less than five terms.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Stars and Stripes
Friends, family gather as Army names Reserve Center after fallen hero
Mills was one of half a dozen soldiers whom Cashe pulled from a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle after a roadside bomb hit it in Iraq on Oct. 17, 2005.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Orlando Sentinel
Grayson leads in cash campaign in Central Florida Congressional races
With weeks left before the August 26 primary, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is once again raising campaign cash far faster than anyone else running in any of six Central Florida Congressional races and is spending it far faster than anyone else too, according to the latest federal campaign finance reports.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Arguments on redrawing contested Florida districts will be heard next week
With time running out, the judge who invalidated Florida's congressional redistricting maps ordered a hearing for next week to hear the last-chance argument by voters groups that the maps should be redrawn before the November elections.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Florida GOP pols claim judge redistricting ruling could cause 'chaos'
Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, addresses the Manatee Chamber of Commerce lunch inMay 2013 at the Bradenton Country Club.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Mica: FAA approves Orlando airport expansion
Delayed but not derailed, All Aboard Florida is planning to bring its high-speed trains to Florida in two phases.
The Orlando Sentinel
SunRail, parkway at risk if federal money runs out
Federal tax money that pays for roads and passenger trains all over the country, including the Wekiva Parkway and SunRail in metro Orlando, will run out in just a few weeks unless Congress finds billions of extra dollars.
Financial News & Daily Record
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown defends district's boundaries
Members of Congress, candidates and political observers are grappling with the fallout of a judge's Thursday ruling that two of the state's congressional districts were illegally drawn for partisan reasons.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Sunshine State News
Weekly Roundup: Looking for Answers
After Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis threw out two of the state's congressional districts, lawyers and politicos were left trying to find out what the ruling meant and how to repair the damage.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
The Miami Herald
FAA approves OIA expansion plan
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved an Orlando International Airport request to construct a new intermodal center and people mover, as well as future airport expansion.
Rep. John Mica: 'Everything can start now' on Orlando airport expansion
U.S. Rep. John Mica couldn't contain his excitement when the Federal Aviation Administration on July 11 approved the first piece of Orlando International Airport's $1 billion expansion plan.
The Orlando Sentinel
Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades
Central Florida's political geography could be scrambled thanks to a court's ruling that the Legislature's congressional maps tilted too far to help elect Republicans .
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The federal government has a $100 billion budget leak
Federal agencies admit to making almost $100 billion in benefit payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them.
National Public Radio
Afghan Aid Is Dropping, But How Fast Is Too Fast?
Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year.
Rep. John Mica: Lois Lerner Engaged in Record Cleansing
The email by former IRS official Lois Lerner warning employees to be careful what they wrote in emails because they could be the subject of a congressional investigation is a sign that she was engaged in "record cleansing" at the agency, says Rep. John Mica of Florida.
Improper payments by federal government top $100B
Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.