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  1. Cost of fixing bridges: Could a gas tax hike be in the near future?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WHEC-TV Rochester

    ... per person, the average driver, and it gives us until 2016 to come up with a long term solution." Representative John Mica of Florida said, "Then you have almost a million cars a year going to alternative fuels or some fuels that are paying ...

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  2. Deirdre Macnab, fighting childhood hunger: This weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... a content-sharing agreement with the Orlando Sentinel.) "Metro Center Outlook" presents a repeat of Congressman John Mica, R-Winter Park, talking about the state of the Veterans Administration at 9 a.m. Sunday on WUCF-Channel 24. Another guest is ...

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  3. Republic/Island Execs & Artists at the BMA'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | FMQB

    ... 16 in the Senate. Adding their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act in the House are Reps. John Katko (NY-24), John Mica (FL-7), Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and David Young (IA-3). Syndicated Hall of Fame radio personality Charlie Tuna started this ...

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  4. Florida Republicans Call On Feds To Extend LIP FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | CBS Local

    ... s funding for these vital health services," said the letter from Rubio and congressmen Vern Buchanan, Jeff Miller, John Mica, Dennis Ross, Gus Bilirakis, Ron DeSantis, Ted Yoho, Rich Nugent, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo and Tom Rooney.

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  5. Pennsylvania pol: Crash had nothing to do with moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | CNN

    Republican lawmakers on Friday dug in to their party's defense of cuts to Amtrak funding, declaring that the train derailment that killed eight people this week "did not have anything to do with money," as Rep. Bill Shuster put it. Rep. John Mica took the argument a step further and suggested on CNN that opening the commuter rail market to private investment was the solution to what he called a "third-world rail system ... run in a Soviet-style operation."

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  6. Republican lawmaker: Cuts didn't cause crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    Republican lawmakers on Friday dug in to their party's defense of cuts to Amtrak funding, declaring that the train derailment that killed eight people this week "did not have anything to do with money," as Rep. Bill Shuster put it. Rep. John Mica took the argument a step further and suggested on CNN that opening the commuter rail market to private investment was the solution to what he called a "third-world rail system ... run in a Soviet-style operation."

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  7. Critics Question Why Amtrak Took So Long To Install Positive Train ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    ... the House Appropriations Committee voted this week to cut Amtrak's $1.4 billion budget. Republican Congressman John Mica of Florida told CNN today that the railroad gets too much public money as it is. CONGRESSMAN JOHN MICA: We've given Amtrak ...

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  8. Florida Representative: Amtrak Is A 'Soviet-Style Operation'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Crooks and Liars

    Rep. John Mica called Amtrak a "third world rail system...run in a Soviet-style operation" this morning on CNN. Yes, you read that right.

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  9. Rep. Mica: Amtrak Spending Waste Creates 'Third World' RailroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | News Max

    Tuesday's deadly Amtrak train crash that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others "doesn't appear" to have been caused by problems with the nation's train infrastructure - but the service's long history of wasteful spending has saddled the United States with "a third-world passenger rail operation," Rep. John Mica told Newsmax on Thursday. "We have Amtrak, which is a Soviet-style management company," the Florida Republican, who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said in an exclusive interview.

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  10. The Amtrak lesson: You must pay for safe infrastructure | EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | NJ.com

    ... pistol that needs occasional oiling or a buff of polish. The leader of the House Transportation Committee, John Mica (R-Fla.), has always made it clear that he favors privatizing Amtrak upgrades. Part of it could be political: The Washington Post ...

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  11. Train Crash Fails To Derail Amtrak CutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Daily Caller

    ... the railroad's resources. "What they own is poorly maintained and outdated infrastructure," said Republican Rep. John Mica, but "They don't have the trust of Congress to get substantial money because they've not spent the money well that they've ...

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  12. Lawmakers Try to Gut Amtrak Funding Before Fatality Count Is CompleteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Skift

    ... But the mere idea of a government subsidized rail service is objectionable to some Republicans. Representative John Mica of Florida, a former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, referred to Amtrak as "a Soviet-style ...

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  13. Amtrak train | Richard Thornton / Shutterstock.com. Ayn Rand stamp | catwalker / Shutterstock.comRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Phillymag.com

    ... good piece for National Journal headlined "Why Can't America Have Great Trains?" In it, he quotes Republican Rep. John Mica of Florida, who called the system "Soviet-style" and "third-world." The libertarian Cato Institute's response to van ...

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  14. Amtrak Has a Trust Problem in CongressRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Lucianne.com

    ... ty. "The problem is you give Amtrak the money and they blow the improvements or squander it," said Republican Rep. John Mica on

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  15. Congress drawing spotlight on rail-funding disputesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Post-gazette.com

    ... its fifth consecutive year of revenue growth, but still operated at a loss. One leading Amtrak critic, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said Congress is wary about giving Amtrak more money because of past missteps by the passenger rail service, including its ...

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  16. Lawmakers exchange blame over Amtrak fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | WJLA-TV Arlington

    ... to fix our rails," said Diana DeGette (D-Colo.). "We operate a third-world rail system in this country," says Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.). "I've offered an alternative to let the private sector come in, better manage it, better operate and provide ...

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  17. "It's a battle that has been waged for years. "Read the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Bloomberg

    ... John Boehner asking for to nearly double its capital budget for new trains and track repairs, Representative John Mica, a Florida Republican, wrote an email to Bloomberg saying: "Only in America could we pour more taxpayer dollars into a ...

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  18. Deadly Amtrak Accident Highlights Political Divide Over RailRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Bloomberg

    ... But the mere idea of a government subsidized rail service is objectionable to some Republicans. Representative John Mica of Florida, a former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, referred to Amtrak as "a Soviet-style ...

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  19. The Top Five Rejected Ideas for Beefing Up White House SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    ... idea was dismissed due to the concerns for animals and power outages. During an Oversight Committee hearing, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., suggested planting Spanish bayonet just inside the perimeter. The shrub, known for its pointy leaves, would "make ...

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  20. Costello endorses former U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams for DeSantis seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... who served one term, lost a re-election bid in 2012 after being drawn in the same district as veteran U.S. Rep. John Mica. She told a Daytona Beach radio station Monday she is considering whether to run for DeSantis' seat. Costello, an Ormond Beach ...

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