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John L. Mica
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U.S. House, Florida, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSam Gibbons (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$13.33 in 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,593,920
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives, District 41
1976-1980
Education
High schoolMiami Edison High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
Associate'sMiami-Dade Community College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 27, 1943
Place of birthBinghamton, New York
ProfessionReal Estate Executive, Communications Executive
Net worth$6,433,505.50
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John L. Mica campaign logo
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John L. Mica (b. January 27, 1943, in Binghamton, NY) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mica was elected by voters from Florida's 7th Congressional District.

Mica won re-election in 2012 for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 7th District. Mica won re-election on the Republican ticket.[1] Incumbent Sandy Adams also ran as a Republican. Mica defeated Sandy Adams in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[2][3] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[4]

He previously represented District 41 of the Florida House of Representatives from 1976 to 1980.[5]

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 26, 2014.[6] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Mica is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[7]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Mica is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Mica was born in Binghamton, NY, but grew up in Florida and was educated at Miami Edison High School, Miami-Dade Community College (1965) and the University of Florida (1967).[8]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Mica serves on the following committees:[9][10]

2011-2012

Mica served on the following committees:[8]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[11] For more information pertaining to Mica's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[12]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Mica voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[13]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Mica voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[13]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Mica voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[14] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

NDAA

Yea3.png Mica voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[13]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[15] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[16][17] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[17] Mica voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[18][19] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[19] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[20] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Mica voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[18]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[21] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[22] Mica voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[23]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[24] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Mica voted against HR 2775.[25]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Yea3.png Mica voted in favor of HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Mica voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Mica voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[13]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Mica voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Mica voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[13]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[26] Mica joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[27][28]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Mica voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[29]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Mica's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Mica is a Hard-Core Conservative. Mica received a score of 12 percent on social issues and 96 percent on economic issues.[30]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[31]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: June 19, 2014.[30]

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On September 3, 2013, Mica posted the following statement on his Facebook page: “I will not support boots on the ground or deployment of the United States military to Syrian soil. Even though President Obama has had the authority to launch a surgical strike to destroy chemical weapons, and we have known since the beginning of the year of Syria’s chemical stockpile and Assad’s use of gas on his citizens, he failed to act then. Now 1,429 more people have been slaughtered. Waiting again, President Obama has afforded Assad time to hide and re-position his deadly gas stockpile near civilians and at targets like Israel so that many more may die. With the President having chosen to lead from way behind, there are now even more serious consequences.

Before voting I will carefully consider any resolution language and need to be assured that if we strike Syria, that action can effectively stop their further use and deployment of chemical weapons.”[32]

Social issues

Abortion

As a member of Congress, Mica co-sponsored the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act."[33]

Workplace equality

Mica voted against the first bill that President Obama signed into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.[34] Since 2011, Rep. John Mica has received $10,000 in contributions from groups opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act.[35]

Rep. John Mica voted three times against amendments to the Employment Discrimination Law.[36]

According to Roll Call, in 1995, Mica informed a woman applying for a job in his office of his dress code. Cassandra Foster, a Roll Call reporter explained, "After the Congressman informed her during the interview that she would have to wear a dress or skirt at all times, she told the office she would need more money to purchase a new wardrobe. While Mica’s office did offer her a higher salary, she decided to turn down the post because of the dress requirements.”[37]

Marijuana

Mica is an "outspoken critic" of legalizing marijuana.[38] He is rated "D" by VOTE-HEMP, indicating an anti-hemp voting record.[39] VOTE-HEMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for Industrial Hemp. Mica is also rated -25 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance.[40] NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law, is a nonpartisan, non-profit group that seeks to legalize the use of medical and recreational marijuana.

Mica, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, brought a rolled marijuana cigarette with him as a prop at a hearing on May 9, 2014.[41][42][43]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Mica endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [44]

Campaign themes

2012

Mica's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[45]

  • Federal Spending
Excerpt: "The General Services Administration (GSA) that oversees most federal buildings and properties (not postal or military) has been under investigation by Congressman Mica. That investigation revealed the GSA funded outrageous Las Vegas Convention expenditures and a variety of other questionable spending."
  • Immigration Reform
Excerpt: "You may have heard that the Obama Administration and some in Congress have called for immigration reform. Any review of these proposals for reform will reveal that their primary objective is to grant amnesty or pathways to citizenship. Unfortunately, this is more of the same empty rhetoric that has failed to make the tough choices and necessary steps to improve our immigration system and enforce our immigration laws."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Even in the midst of delays and cost overruns, Congressman Mica once again helped secure the federal commitment to the VA Hospital."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "I believe that Medicare is one of our nation’s most important programs, and it is vital that we guarantee our seniors are able to receive affordable quality health care. Both of these programs were established to provide a safety net for retirees and needy Americans."
  • Fair Tax
Excerpt: "I believe our current system of taxation has grown into a confusing, unfair and burdensome system. That does not even take into consideration the mounting cost to run a huge IRS bureaucracy or the cost of an army of CPAs and accountants to prepare the mountains of forms required by current tax law."

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Mica is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 26, 2014.[6] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Florida District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mica Incumbent 72.1% 31,982
David Smith 18.7% 8,292
Don Oehlrich 5.1% 2,280
Kelly Shirley 4% 1,783
Total Votes 44,337
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Mica ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 7th District. Mica won re-election on the Republican ticket.[1] Incumbent Sandy Adams also ran as a Republican. Mica defeated Sandy Adams in the Republican primary.[2] The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.[46] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[47]

U.S. House, Florida District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn L. Mica Incumbent 58.7% 185,518
     Democratic Jason Kendall 41.3% 130,479
     Independent Fred Marra 0% 13
Total Votes 316,010
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mica Incumbent 61.2% 32,119
Sandra Adams Incumbent 38.8% 20,404
Total Votes 52,523

Endorsements

On July 25, 2012, Mica received an endorsement from Mike Huckabee.[48] The endorsement came after Mica's opponent Sandy Adams received endorsements from Sarah Palin[48] and Allen West.[49]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mica is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Mica raised a total of $7,593,920 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[58]

John Mica's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $2,068,330
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $1,205,985
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $1,125,803
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $794,268
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $472,505
2002 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $1,448,764
2000 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $478,265
Grand Total Raised $7,593,920

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Mica's reports.[59]

John L. Mica (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[60]April 14, 2013$146,741.34$55,473.38$(104,585.92)$97,628.80
July Quarterly[61]July 15, 2013$97,628.80$1,432,358.01$(17,142.59)$222,844.22
October Quarterly[62]October 13, 2013$222,844.22$105,256.15$(25,612.36)$302,488.01
Year-end[63]January 31, 2014$302,488$78,958$(22,439)$359,006
April Quarterly[64]April 15, 2014$359,006$196,121$(48,532)$506,595
Running totals
$1,868,166.54$(218,311.87)

2012

Mica won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Mica's campaign committee raised a total of $2,068,331 and spent $2,473,672.[65] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[66]

Cost per vote

Mica spent $13.33 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Mica won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Mica's campaign committee raised a total of $1,205,985 and spent $1,334,101.[67]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Mica's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $3,251,011 and $9,616,000. That averages to $6,433,505.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Mica ranked as the 56th most wealthy representative in 2012.[68] Between 2004 and 2012, Mica's calculated net worth[69] increased by an average of 4 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[70]

John Mica Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$4,841,656
2012$6,433,505
Growth from 2004 to 2012:33%
Average annual growth:4%[71]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[72]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Mica is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of July 24, 2014. This was the same rating Mica received in June 2013.[73]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[74]

Mica most often votes with:

Mica least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Mica missed 216 of 13,520 roll call votes from January 1993 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[75]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Mica paid his congressional staff a total of $952,349 in 2011. He ranked 156th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 206th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranked 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[76]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Mica was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Mica's staff was given an apparent $4,000.00 in bonus money.[77]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Mica ranked 103rd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[78]

2012

Mica ranked 82nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[79]

2011

Mica ranked 57th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[80]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Mica voted with the Republican Party 93.8 percent of the time, which ranked 140th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[81]

2013

Mica voted with the Republican Party 99.4 percent of the time, which ranked 4th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[82]

Personal

Rep. John Mica and his wife were married in 1972 and have resided in Central Florida since they were married. They have two adult children, D'Anne and Clark.[8]

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See also

External links

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  69. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
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  71. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Sam Gibbons
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 7
1993–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives, District 41
1976-1980
Succeeded by
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