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|Last election = [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $13.33
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected = 1992
 
|First elected = 1992
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary = August 26, 2014
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|Next election = [[Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Campaign $=7593920
 
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|Prior office = [[Florida House of Representatives]], District 41
 
|Prior office = [[Florida House of Representatives]], District 41
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|Birthday = January 27, 1943
 
|Birthday = January 27, 1943
 
|Place of birth = Binghamton, New York
 
|Place of birth = Binghamton, New York
|Net worth = $6,466,006
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|Net worth = $6,433,505.50
 
|Profession = Real Estate Executive, Communications Executive
 
|Profession = Real Estate Executive, Communications Executive
 
|Religion = Episcopalian
 
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{{tnr}}'''John L. Mica''' (b. January 27, 1943 in Binghamton, New York) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Mica was elected by voters from [[Florida's 7th congressional district]].  
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{{tnr}}'''John L. Mica''' (b. January 27, 1943, in Binghamton, [[New York|NY]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Mica was elected by voters from [[Florida's 7th Congressional District]].  
  
Mica ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. Mica sought re-election on the [[Republican]] ticket. <ref name= "source">[http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/politics/elections/2011/07/03/with-districts-yet-to-be-redrawn-candidates-still-lining-up-for-2012.html ''The Daytona Beach News Journal'' "With districts yet to be redrawn, candidates still lining up for 2012" Accessed December 2, 2011]</ref> [[Sandy Adams]] also ran as a Republican while [[Billy Kogut]] ran as a [[Democrat]]. Mica defeated fellow incumbent [[Sandy Adams]] in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref> He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General election Results"]</ref>  
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Mica won re-election in [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012|7th District]]. Mica won re-election on the [[Republican]] ticket.<ref name="source">[http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/politics/elections/2011/07/03/with-districts-yet-to-be-redrawn-candidates-still-lining-up-for-2012.html ''The Daytona Beach News Journal'', "With districts yet to be redrawn, candidates still lining up for 2012," accessed December 2, 2011]</ref> Incumbent [[Sandy Adams]] also ran as a [[Republican]]. Mica defeated [[Sandy Adams]] in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'', "U.S. House Results," accessed August 14, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/ ''Florida Secretary of State'', "August 2012 Primary Election," accessed September 4, 2012]</ref> He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'', "2012 General election Results," accessed 2012]</ref>  
  
He previously represented District 41 of the [[Florida House of Representatives]] from 1976 to 1980.<ref>[http://mica.house.gov/about-john-mica/ ''U.S. House'' "About John Mica" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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He previously represented District 41 of the [[Florida House of Representatives]] from 1976 to 1980.<ref>[http://mica.house.gov/about-john-mica/ ''U.S. House'', "About John Mica," accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
  
Mica is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.<ref>[http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfiles/files/files/050913-113thCongress%281%29.pdf ''Americans for Tax Reform'' "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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He {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Mica is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.<ref>[http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfiles/files/files/050913-113thCongress%281%29.pdf ''Americans for Tax Reform'', "113th Congress," accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Mica was born in Binghamton, [[New York]], but grew up in [[Florida]] and was educated at Miami Edison High School, Miami-Dade Community College (1965) and the University of [[Florida]] (1967).<ref name="biography"> [http://mica.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Congressman John Mica'' "Biography" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>
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Mica was born in Binghamton, [[New York|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).<ref name="biography"> [http://mica.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Congressman John Mica'', "Biography," accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
*1976-1980: [[Florida House of Representatives]], District 41
 
*1976-1980: [[Florida House of Representatives]], District 41
*1993-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Florida's 7th congressional district]]
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*1993-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Florida's 7th Congressional District]]
 
*Mica had been a businessman serving in capacities:<ref name="biography"/>
 
*Mica had been a businessman serving in capacities:<ref name="biography"/>
 
**Real Estate  
 
**Real Estate  
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Mica serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Mica serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform|Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform|Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]]
 
**Subcommittee on Government Operations ''Chair''
 
**Subcommittee on Government Operations ''Chair''
 
**Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
 
**Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
*[[United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
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*[[United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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**Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives
 
**Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives
 
**Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
 
**Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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[[File:CongressLogo.png|100px|left|link=Portal:Congress]] {{113thVotes
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===National security===
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/26805/john-mica#.UjycR3_B_A5 ''Project Vote Smart'', "John Mica Voting Record," accessed September 13, 2013]</ref>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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====NDAA====
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP No|Name=Mica}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Mica}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Mica voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Oppose vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination====
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Social issues===
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====Amash amendment====
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Oppose vote}}
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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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s010_100.gif|right|290px|thumb|Mica's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 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.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Mica|Date=June 19, 2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/FL/John_Mica.htm ''On The Issues'', "Mica Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Strongly Opposes
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Strongly Favors
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Strongly Favors
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Favors
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|Crime= Strongly Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade=Favors
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Favors
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|Campaign Funds=Favors
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|Iran=Strongly Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana=Strongly Favors
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===National security===
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====American response in Syria====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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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.
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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.”<ref>[http://orlando-politics.com/2013/09/03/john-mica-on-syria-i-will-not-support-boots-on-the-ground/ ''Orlando Politics'', "John Mica on Syria: “I will not support boots on the ground”," accessed September 9, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Marijuana====
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Mica, who chairs the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform|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.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/john-mica-marijuana-pot-hearing-106529.html ''Politico'', "John Mica, fake joint roll into pot hearing," accessed May 27, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/05/congressman-john-mica-brings-a-fake-joint-to-a-marijuana-hearing/362000/ ''The Wire'', "Congressman John Mica Brings a Fake Joint to a Marijuana Hearing," accessed May 27, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://blogs.rollcall.com/hill-blotter/mica-d-c-marijuana-decriminalization-creates-potential-conflict/?dcz= ''Roll Call'', "Mica Says D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Creates Potential Conflict," accessed May 27, 2014]</ref>
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===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/16/romney-nabs-florida-endorsement/ ''CNN,'' "Romney nabs Florida endorsement," January 16, 2012]</ref>
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/16/romney-nabs-florida-endorsement/ ''CNN'', "Romney nabs Florida endorsement," accessed January 16, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Mica's campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://www.micaforcongress.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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Mica's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.micaforcongress.com/issues/ ''Campaign website'', "Issues," accessed August 10, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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*'''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."
 
: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."
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Oppose vote}}
 
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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Mica {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Mica ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. Mica won re-election on the [[Republican]] ticket. <ref name= "source">[http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/politics/elections/2011/07/03/with-districts-yet-to-be-redrawn-candidates-still-lining-up-for-2012.html ''The Daytona Beach News Journal'' "With districts yet to be redrawn, candidates still lining up for 2012" Accessed December 2, 2011]</ref> Incumbent [[Sandy Adams]] also ran as a [[Republican]]. Mica defeated [[Sandy Adams]] in the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.<ref>[http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/ ''Florida Secretary of State'', "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012]</ref> He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General election Results"]</ref>  
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Mica ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012|7th District]]. Mica won re-election on the [[Republican]] ticket.<ref name="source">[http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/politics/elections/2011/07/03/with-districts-yet-to-be-redrawn-candidates-still-lining-up-for-2012.html ''The Daytona Beach News Journal'', "With districts yet to be redrawn, candidates still lining up for 2012," accessed December 2, 2011]</ref> Incumbent [[Sandy Adams]] also ran as a [[Republican]]. Mica defeated [[Sandy Adams]] in the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'', "U.S. House Results," accessed August 14, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.<ref>[http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/ ''Florida Secretary of State'', "August 2012 Primary Election," accessed September 4, 2012]</ref> He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'', "2012 General election Results," accessed 2012]</ref>  
  
 
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
On July 25, 2012 Mica received an endorsement from [[Mike Huckabee]].<ref name="tampa">[http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/huckabee-endorses-mica-taking-adams-and-palin ''Tampa Bay Times'' "Huckabee endorses Mica, taking on Adams and Palin" Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref> The endorsement came after Mica's opponent [[Sandy Adams]] received endorsements from [[Sarah Palin]]<ref name="tampa"/> and [[Allen West]].<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/allen-west-sandy-adams_n_1705028.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012 ''Huffington Post'' "Allen West Endorses Fellow Tea Party Freshman Rep. Sandy Adams" Accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
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On July 25, 2012, Mica received an endorsement from [[Mike Huckabee]].<ref name="tampa">[http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/huckabee-endorses-mica-taking-adams-and-palin ''Tampa Bay Times'', "Huckabee endorses Mica, taking on Adams and Palin," accessed July 27, 2012]</ref> The endorsement came after Mica's opponent [[Sandy Adams]] received endorsements from [[Sarah Palin]]<ref name="tampa"/> and [[Allen West]].<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/allen-west-sandy-adams_n_1705028.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012 ''Huffington Post'', "Allen West Endorses Fellow Tea Party Freshman Rep. Sandy Adams," accessed July 27, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Full history===
 
===Full history===
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===2014===
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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.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00283051 ''Federal Election Commission'', "John  L. Mica 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 19, 2013]</ref>
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{{John Mica 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:John Mica 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Mica's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:John Mica 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Mica's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030736&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "John Mica 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030736&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "John Mica 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 13, 2013]</ref> This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Mica spent $13.33 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:John L Mica 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Mica's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:John L Mica 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Mica's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00002793&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "John L. Mica 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00002793&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "John L. Mica 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002793&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Mica, (R-Fl), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Mica's calculated net worth<ref>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).</ref> 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.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref> 
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Mica is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of June 11, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/john_mica/400273 ''Gov Track'' "Mica" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Mica is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of July 24, 2014. This was the same rating Mica received in
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June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/john_mica/400273 ''GovTrack'', "Mica," accessed July 24, 2014]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400273_John_Mica ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. John L. Mica," accessed July 24, 2014]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Candice Miller]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Lee]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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 Jan 1993 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/john_mica/400273 ''GovTrack,'' "John Mica," Accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Mica missed 216 of 13,520 roll call votes from January 1993 to March 2013.  This amounts to 1.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.2 percent among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/john_mica/400273 ''GovTrack'', "John Mica," accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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 ranks 156th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 206th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Florida]] ranks 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/375/Rep_John_Mica.html LegiStorm "John Mica"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Mica paid his congressional staff a total of $952,349 in 2011.  He ranks 156th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 206th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Florida]] ranks 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/375/Rep_John_Mica.html ''LegiStorm'', "John Mica," accessed 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
 
====2011====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Mica's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,266,012 and $9,666,000. That averages to $6,466,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 1.02% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002793&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "John L. Mica (R-Fla), 2011"]</ref>
 
 
====2010====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Mica's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $3,201,011  and $9,600,999. That averages to $6,401,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002793&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Mica, (R-Florida), 2010"]</ref>
 
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
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====2013====
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Mica ranked 103rd in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Mica ranked 82nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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Mica ranked 82nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed February 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Mica ranked 57th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Mica ranked 57th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Florida]]
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*[[Florida's 7th Congressional District]]
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John L. Mica
John L. Mica.jpg
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 primaryAugust 26, 2014
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
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 is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Mica is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[6]

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).[7]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Mica serves on the following committees:[8][9]

2011-2012

Mica served on the following committees:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[10] For more information pertaining to Mica's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" 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.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" 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.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" 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.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" 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.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "No" 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.[14] 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.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Mica voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" 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.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] 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.[17]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[20] 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.[21] Mica voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally 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.[23] 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.[24]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" 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.[12]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" 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.[12]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" 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.[12]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" 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.[12]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" 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.[12]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" 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.[25]

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.[26]

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[27]
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.[26]

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.”[28]

Social issues

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.[29][30][31]

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. [32]

Campaign themes

2012

Mica's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[33]

  • 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 is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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.[34] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[35]

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.[36] The endorsement came after Mica's opponent Sandy Adams received endorsements from Sarah Palin[36] and Allen West.[37]

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.[46]

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.[47]

John L. Mica (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[48]April 14, 2013$146,741.34$55,473.38$(104,585.92)$97,628.80
July Quarterly[49]July 15, 2013$97,628.80$1,432,358.01$(17,142.59)$222,844.22
October Quarterly[50]October 13, 2013$222,844.22$105,256.15$(25,612.36)$302,488.01
Year-end[51]January 31, 2014$302,488$78,958$(22,439)$359,006
April Quarterly[52]April 15, 2014$359,006$196,121$(48,532)$506,595
Running totals
$1,868,166.54$(218,311.87)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Mica's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

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.[53] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[54]

Cost per vote

Mica spent $13.33 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Mica's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[55]

U.S. House, Florida District 7, 2010 - John Mica Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,205,985
Total Spent $1,334,101
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $239,084
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $235,850
Top contributors to John Mica's campaign committee
ICI Homes$19,200
HDR Inc$12,048
Air Line Pilots Assn$10,000
American Council of Engineering Cos$10,000
American Maritime Officers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Air Transport$146,316
Construction Services$93,818
General Contractors$65,500
Lawyers/Law Firms$53,885
Railroads$50,000

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.[56] Between 2004 and 2012, Mica's calculated net worth[57] 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.[58]

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%[59]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[60]
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.[61]

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.[62]

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 March 2013. This amounts to 1.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.2 percent among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[63]

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 ranks 156th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 206th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 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.[64]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Mica is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Mica's staff was given an apparent $4,000.00 in bonus money.[65]

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.[66]

2012

Mica ranked 82nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[67]

2011

Mica ranked 57th in the conservative rankings.[68]

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.[69]

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.[70]

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.[7]

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See also

External links

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 AP Results, "U.S. House Results," accessed August 14, 2012
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  27. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  31. Roll Call, "Mica Says D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Creates Potential Conflict," accessed May 27, 2014
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  56. OpenSecrets, "Mica, (R-Fl), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  57. 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).
  58. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  59. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  60. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  68. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  69. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  70. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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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