Tag: John Mica

Mica: Gruber Not Only One on Hot Seat in Front of House

Mica: Gruber Not Only One on Hot Seat in Front of House

Representative John Mica (R-FL), a member of the House Oversight Committee said that in addition to the grilling Jonathan Gruber will receive, there will be questions about discrepancies in figures given to the committee on Tuesday’s “Jose Diaz-Balart” on MSNBC.

EPA Official Confirms Porn-Watching Bureaucrat Got Bonus Pay

EPA Official Confirms Porn-Watching Bureaucrat Got Bonus Pay

Wednesday at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Allan Williams confirmed to Rep. John Mica (R-FL) that an employee at the agency that had downloaded more than 7,000 pornographic files

Amtrak Loses Tens of Millions from Free Food

Amtrak Loses Tens of Millions from Free Food

Amtrak’s millions of dollars lost on food and beverage service last year were almost completely due to offering free meals on its long-distance trains. The taxpayer-supported company lost $72 million from food-service last year, according to testimony offered by Inspector

Regime Still Stonewalling on Delphi Pension Scandal

You can be forgiven if you’ve forgotten about the Dephi pension scandal of which the Romney campaign tried to  make an issue  in the presidential campaign, last year. There are too many scandals for even conservative bloggers to keep up

Rep. John Mica: Crony Capitalism, Florida Style

Rep. John Mica: Crony Capitalism, Florida Style

Rep. John Mica has been in Congress for almost 20 years and is currently representing Florida’s 7th district.  He is most well known as the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  What is less known is that Rep.

Amtrak Lost $833 Million on Food and Beverage Service

Amtrak Lost $833 Million on Food and Beverage Service

Taxpayers lost nearly a billion dollars over the last decade on food and beverages supplied by Amtrak, the Washington Examiner reported.  According to Rep. John Mica (R-FL), it costs passengers $9.50 to buy a cheeseburger and $2.00 for a Pepsi,

Palin Endorses Rep. Sandy Adams (FL-07)

Palin Endorses Rep. Sandy Adams (FL-07)

Sarah Palin endorsed Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) yesterday in her contentious and contested primary to represent Florida’s newly-drawn 7th Congressional District. Adams is running against establishment Republican and John Boehner ally, Rep. John Mica. The primary is August 14.  Palin

Congress: GSA violated its gift awards limits

Congress: GSA violated its gift awards limits

(AP) Congress: GSA violated its gift awards limitsBy LARRY MARGASAKAssociated PressWASHINGTONThe General Services Administration developed an employee awards program that spent more than $438,000 over four years, far exceeding the agency’s per-gift limit of $99, congressional investigators reported Friday. Investigators

House Grills TSA Officials: 'Ineffective' and 'Rude'

House Grills TSA Officials: 'Ineffective' and 'Rude'

(AP) Lawmakers call airport screeners ineffective, rudeBy LARRY MARGASAKAssociated PressWASHINGTONHouse members of both parties on Monday teed off against the agency in charge of airport and port anti-terrorist screening, saying it uses ineffective tactics, wastes money on faulty equipment and

Democrats Make the Case for Jones Act Waiver

A congressional hearing on foreign ships in the Gulf of Mexico turned into a full-scale attack on the Obama administration’s response to the crisis — led by the committee’s Democrats. Thursday’s hearing came as a growing chorus of critics has