Born on 27th January 1943, John Mica is a former Florida representative of the Republican party. A Florida native, John Mica attended high school at the Miami-Edison High School before joining Miami-Dade Community College in 1965, followed by the University of Florida, where he obtained his B.A. degree in 1967. He represented the Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 up to 2017 before losing to Democrat Stephanie Murphy. John Mica was also the one hundred twelfth congress’ chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Before joining the U.S. House of Representatives, John Mica represented the Florida House of Representative’s 41st District from 1976 up to 1980. Between1977 and 1981, John Mica worked as a staff member under Florida Senator Paula Hawkins. He is one of the republican politicians to sign the Taxpayers Protection Pledge.
During his time at the U.S. House of Representatives, John Mica served in various committees. From 2011 to 2012, John Mica served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he was the chairman and served as an ex-officio member of the subcommittees. During the same period, he also served in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee under the National Security and Foreign Affairs subcommittee and the Information Policy Census and National Archives subcommittees.
From 2013 to 2014, John Mica served under the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Under the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, he served in the Government Operations Subcommittee as chairman and the National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations Subcommittee. Under the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, John Mica served in the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee, as well as the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Development subcommittee.
From 2015 to 2016, John Mica continued his service under the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Under the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, he served in the National Security subcommittee and the Transportation and Public Assets subcommittee as chairman. Under the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, John Mica served under the Aviation subcommittee, Highway and Transit subcommittee, and the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials subcommittee.
John Mica’s Stand on Various Policy Issues
John Mica is clear about his position on Abortion, Economic, Transportation, and Marijuana issues. He is firmly against abortion and the Planned Parenthood Policy, which would use taxpayer’s money to finance abortion. John Mica strongly believes that a considerable proportion of the American population would be against the idea of federal dollars being used to finance abortion. In terms of Economic policy, John Mica opposed the economic stimulus of 2009. He helped bring in federal funds for the University of Florida, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Sunrail, and Florida Highways. John has been against the use of extra money from the federal government to repair the Metrorail system in Washington. He is a supporter of Amtrak Privatization, and in 2009 earmarked thirteen million dollars (backed by national banks) for the Commuter Rail in Central Florida.