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DC officials decry congressional review of marijuana decriminalization

DC officials decry congressional review of marijuana decriminalization

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) --A House panel continued its consideration of the recent move to decriminalize marijuana possession in Washington, D.C., despite criticism from city officials.
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General: We never thought Benghazi was because of a video

General: We never thought Benghazi was because of a video

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- A retired brigadier general who was in Africa at the time of the attack on Benghazi said they quickly knew a YouTube video wasn't to blame.
Gabrielle Levy

High-profile primary races in four states

High-profile party contests in U.S. congressional races headlined several statewide primaries Tuesday.
By United Press International
Congress leaders involved in highway talks

Congress leaders involved in highway talks

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he and the majority leader in the U.S. Senate were getting involved in negotiations over a new highway spending bill.
GOP freshmen learning value of earmarks

GOP freshmen learning value of earmarks

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- House Republicans serving their first term in office are having a hard time sending bacon back to their districts without the use of earmarks, analysts said.

House panel to probe GSA spending scandal

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- A congressional panel will investigate the U.S. General Services Administration's misuse of federal money, a House committee chairman said.

House passes 90-day highway funding bill

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. House passed a 90-day highway funding extension Thursday, with Republicans effectively telling the Senate to take it or leave it.
Transportation bill hits roadblock

Transportation bill hits roadblock

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is revamping his transportation bill amid opposition from some Republican members, officials said.
Funding bill deal averts FAA shutdown

Funding bill deal averts FAA shutdown

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Lawmakers have agreed on a funding bill that likely will avert a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Senate's top Democrat said Friday.
Celebrities fill White House

Celebrities fill White House

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The White House was full of celebrities Sunday evening when U.S. President Barack Obama played host to this year's five Kennedy Center honorees.

House OKs FAA, highways funding extension

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A bill that would extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and highway and transit programs cleared the U.S. House and was sent to the Senate.
Privatizing part of Amtrak proposed

Privatizing part of Amtrak proposed

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- A Republican committee chairman in the U.S. House has proposed turning over Amtrak's Washington to Boston rail route to the private sector.
Gibbs: Airport security measures evolving

Gibbs: Airport security measures evolving

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Enhanced security measures at U.S. airports are always evolving to maximize security while minimizing invasiveness, a White House spokesman said.
Congressman: TSA patdowns go too far

Congressman: TSA patdowns go too far

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressman says the Transportation Security Administration has "overstepped its bounds" in using patdown screening of airline passengers.

Delta merger could provoke hearings

CINCINNATI, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A Delta Airlines merger with Northwest or United Airlines could spark U.S. congressional hearings if jobs are lost, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday.
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John Mica
WAP2001092525 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Rep. John Mica (R-FL) asks questions of witnesses during a House Transportation and Infrastructure (Aviation Subcommittee) hearing examining aviation security September 25, 2001, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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John L. Mica (born January 27, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 7th congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, starting January 3, 2011.

Mica was born in Binghamton, New York, but grew up in Florida and was educated at Miami Edison High School, Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Florida. He is a member of Delta Chi Fraternity and earned an education degree. Mica had been a businessman, serving in capacities in the real estate, telecommunications, government affairs, and consulting fields.

Mica was a member of the Florida House of Representatives for two terms from 1976 to 1980. There he served on several committees and was a leading Republican on the powerful Appropriations Committee. He was a staff member for Senator Paula F. Hawkins from 1981 to 1985, rising to become her chief of staff. After returning to private industry, he ran for Congress in 1992.

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