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John Mica's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 7, Republican
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John Mica has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. John Mica is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • John Mica. Issue Position: Constitutional Issues “ Abortion. 6 October 2011. "On November 4, 2003 President Bush signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban into law to end this practice. Prior to signing the bill, the President said, 'America stands for libert
  • John Mica. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Abortion. 7 July 2011. "In my view, all human life is precious. The entire abortion debate hinges on the single question of when life begins, and my belief is that life begins at conception. Abortion for the purpose of birth con
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Protecting the Unborn. 7 July 2011. "The entire abortion debate hinges on the single question of when life begins, and my belief is that life begins at conception. Therefore, abortion is an unjustified taking of innocent human l
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Abortions should be illegal except in cases of incest, rape or life of the mother"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Prohibit partial birth abortions"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate federal funding for clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate abortion services from any federally funded health care plan."
  • John Mica. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. John Mica voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. John Mica voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. John Mica voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. John Mica voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. John Mica voted Yea on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. John Mica voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. John Mica voted Did Not Vote on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. John Mica voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. John Mica voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave John Mica a rating of 13 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. John Mica voted Nay on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. John Mica voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Constitutional Issues “ Abortion. 6 October 2011. "On November 4, 2003 President Bush signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban into law to end this practice. Prior to signing the bill, the President said, 'America stands for libert
  • John Mica. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Abortion. 7 July 2011. "In my view, all human life is precious. The entire abortion debate hinges on the single question of when life begins, and my belief is that life begins at conception. Abortion for the purpose of birth con
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Protecting the Unborn. 7 July 2011. "The entire abortion debate hinges on the single question of when life begins, and my belief is that life begins at conception. Therefore, abortion is an unjustified taking of innocent human l
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Abortions should be illegal except in cases of incest, rape or life of the mother"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Prohibit partial birth abortions"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate federal funding for clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate abortion services from any federally funded health care plan."
  • John Mica. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. John Mica voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. John Mica voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. John Mica voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. John Mica voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. John Mica voted Yea on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. John Mica voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. John Mica voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. John Mica voted Did Not Vote on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. John Mica voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. John Mica voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave John Mica a rating of 13 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. John Mica voted Nay on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. John Mica voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • John Mica. The Party of "Owe". 17 March 2009. "The new administration is looking at again a host of other ways to tax people, but not looking at the Fair Tax, which would probably be the simplest, one of the fairest means of assessing costs to run our gov
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Economic Competitiveness - Protecting Jobs and the Economy. 8 July 2011. "To stimulate the economy, we can protect American jobs by lowering outrageous individual tax burdens, reducing corporate taxes, limiting frivolous tort cl
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Economic Competitiveness - Tax Relief and Reform. 8 July 2011. "Since coming to Congress I have been a strong supporter of reducing the annual tax burden on America's families. Allowing individuals to keep more of their hard ear
  • John Mica. Issue Position: The Direction of Congress. 8 July 2011. "I share the frustrations expressed by many of you who have written, called, emailed or personally mentioned to me your displeasure with the current direction of Congress and our Federal G
  • John Mica. Issue Position: The Fair Tax. 7 July 2011. "Since coming to Congress I have been a strong supporter of reducing the annual tax burden on America's families. Allowing individuals to keep more of their hard earned money promotes economic growth a
  • John Mica. Rep. Mica Supports Fair Tax Legislation. 8 July 2011. "I believe we can develop a smooth transition to a new tax system. I am confident that once implemented the Fair Tax plan will be simpler for taxpayers and easier to understand, and eliminat
  • John Mica. Republicans Have a Plan. 8 November 2005. "So we do have a plan. We have a plan this week or soon to reduce some spending. We have balanced the budget before; we can do it again. We can bring about the reforms, and some of those are tough refor
  • John Mica. Ways & Means Committee: Statement in Support of Tax Reform. 26 September 2006. "I believe our current system of taxation has grown into a confusing, unfair and burdensome system, and that the time for Congress to act on the important issue of t
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "Reduce federal spending and slow the rate of growth of mandatory programs while maintaining lower tax rates"
  • John Mica. Issue Position:The Mica Plan. 8 July 2011. "-Balance the Budget. -Secure Our Borders Now. -No Amnesty for Illegal Aliens. -Cut Government Spending. -No Tax Increases. -No Bailouts. -Make Government Work Not Grow." (www.micaforcongress.com)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 100 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. John Mica voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 85 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica signed Americans for Tax Reform: Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ district of the) state of ______ and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (s3.amazonaws.com)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Economic Competitiveness - Protecting Jobs and the Economy. 8 July 2011. "To stimulate the economy, we can protect American jobs by lowering outrageous individual tax burdens, reducing corporate taxes, limiting frivolous tort cl
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Economic Competitiveness - Tax Relief and Reform. 8 July 2011. "Since coming to Congress I have been a strong supporter of reducing the annual tax burden on America's families. Allowing individuals to keep more of their hard ear
  • John Mica. Issue Position: The Direction of Congress. 8 July 2011. "I share the frustrations expressed by many of you who have written, called, emailed or personally mentioned to me your displeasure with the current direction of Congress and our Federal G
  • John Mica. Issue Position: The Fair Tax. 7 July 2011. "Since coming to Congress I have been a strong supporter of reducing the annual tax burden on America's families. Allowing individuals to keep more of their hard earned money promotes economic growth a
  • John Mica. Rep. Mica Supports Fair Tax Legislation. 8 July 2011. "I believe we can develop a smooth transition to a new tax system. I am confident that once implemented the Fair Tax plan will be simpler for taxpayers and easier to understand, and eliminat
  • John Mica. Republicans Have a Plan. 8 November 2005. "So we do have a plan. We have a plan this week or soon to reduce some spending. We have balanced the budget before; we can do it again. We can bring about the reforms, and some of those are tough refor
  • John Mica. Ways & Means Committee: Statement in Support of Tax Reform. 26 September 2006. "I believe our current system of taxation has grown into a confusing, unfair and burdensome system, and that the time for Congress to act on the important issue of t
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "Reduce federal spending and slow the rate of growth of mandatory programs while maintaining lower tax rates"
  • John Mica. Issue Position:The Mica Plan. 8 July 2011. "-Balance the Budget. -Secure Our Borders Now. -No Amnesty for Illegal Aliens. -Cut Government Spending. -No Tax Increases. -No Bailouts. -Make Government Work Not Grow." (www.micaforcongress.com)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 100 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. John Mica voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 85 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. The Party of "Owe". 17 March 2009. "The new administration is looking at again a host of other ways to tax people, but not looking at the Fair Tax, which would probably be the simplest, one of the fairest means of assessing costs to run our gov
  • John Mica signed Americans for Tax Reform: Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ district of the) state of ______ and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (s3.amazonaws.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Would you support enforcing the spending limits agreed to in 1997 by the President and Congress to balance the budget?"
  • John Mica. Issue Position:The Mica Plan. 8 July 2011. "Balance the Budget. Secure Our Borders Now. No Amnesty for Illegal Aliens. Cut Government Spending. No Tax Increases. No Bailouts. Make Government Work Not Grow." (www.micaforcongress.com)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. John Mica voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. John Mica voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave John Mica a rating of 78 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 28 January 2009. "I rise in strong support of the Oberstar amendment. This is a very simple amendment to understand. Chairman Oberstar and I have worked, as he said, we have worked together since last fall to create a stimulus package of infrastructure projects that are ready to go and in which we can employ people as soon as possible. That is the objective of Oberstar amendment." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Status of the Stimulus, Two Years After Enactment. 4 May 2011. "I couldn't be more frustrated with our country's current economic situation. Two years after passing the stimulus, unemployment is still at record levels and millions of people are still out of work. The stimulus package totaled $787 billion, a number that has since been revised to be even higher. Only a fraction of that $787 billion was dedicated to infrastructure. Even that small amount was too tied up in red tape, and a significant portion of the infrastructure stimulus funding is still not spent. Two years ago, I urged Congress to invest in infrastructure, but I also urged that funding be expedited so that we could get that money out quickly and get people working. The stimulus turned out to be an expensive, nearly trillion-dollar lesson. While funding for infrastructure, appropriately invested, can effectively create jobs, this failed stimulus will go down in history as one of the government's greatest failures." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Is the Stimulus Supposed to Kill Jobs or Create Them? 26 May 2010. "The Chairman and I tried to put together a more robust infrastructure package when the stimulus was being drafted, but only about 7% of the final package contained infrastructure funding [¦] As you know, I have been critical of the stimulus for not expediting the infrastructure project approval process to allow this money to get out the door and help create jobs faster." (republicans.transportation.house.gov)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Federal Spending. 8 July 2011. "In the past 15 months, the Administration, with Congress' approval, is incurring more than $5 trillion in additional debt. That is two years of budget deficits (last year $1.4 trillion and this year $1.5 trillion) plus more than a trillion dollars in bailouts and new spending programs. Having helped balance our Federal budget from 1998 to 2001, I know that it can be done. That is why my votes have not supported bailouts or deficit spending increases. If spending is not controlled, I am greatly concerned that not only will inflation hurt Americans, but both the value of our currency and our nation's credit rating will also suffer." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Federal and Local Initiatives to Support Economic Development and Create Jobs “ Surface Transportation Reauthorization. 10 September 2012. "With millions out of work, particularly in the construction industry, the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act is legislation that can immediately and positively impact our economy. This bill will be the be the most significant reform of transportation programs in decades and will cut red tape; reduce the federal bureaucracy; move major infrastructure projects forward; attract more private sector participation; and give states the flexibility they need to address their most critical transportation needs. Under my proposal and in stark contrast to proposals from the Administration and the Senate, all of this can be achieved without adding to our federal deficit." (mica.house.gov)
  • John Mica. Mica Seeks Dramatic Change In Stimulus Bill. 28 January 2011. "I will help lead the recommitment amendment on the stimulus bill to double the job creation and real infrastructure investment. By eliminating more than $160 billion in wasteful new programs and investing an additional $60 billion in infrastructure, we can double the number of jobs created and reduce the bill's price tag by $100 billion." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Mica Statement on Obama Infrastructure Spending Proposal. 7 September 2010. "For the past two years, I have proposed to fast track infrastructure projects across the country. I've pleaded with the Administration to adopt my 437 Day Plan, which I modeled after the expedited replacement of the collapsed I-35W bridge in Minneapolis. This major project was finished within just 437 days instead of the seven to eight years this type of project would normally require for completion [¦] Infrastructure funds need to be invested more quickly. States need more flexibility in how they are allowed to spend money, and there must be more transparency in the process when the federal government is spending taxpayers' hard-earned dollars -- something on which the Obama Administration has failed miserably." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Son Of Stimulus: Same Old, Same Old. 16 December 2009. "Just as in Stimulus I, liberals have hijacked Son of Stimulus with more spending programs that will further expand the nation's debt in the name of creating jobs and building infrastructure. The first problem is that this bill steals TARP funds from taxpayers who were promised that bank repayments would be returned to the Treasury to help pay down the national debt. [¦] The second flaw with this bill is that it fails to recognize that only 14% of the DOT money under Stimulus I has actually been spent to date. Unless we truly cut the federal red tape and bureaucracy, our Democrat led Congress will continue to fail to get people working and move transportation projects forward." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Stimulus: Garbage In, Garbage Out. 19 November 2009. "Today's hearing confirmed that the Administration's employment data is based on a system of garbage in, garbage out. We have a multi-million dollar data reporting system and website to supposedly track stimulus spending that no one can trust. Jobs have been reported created that did not exist, and GAO reported 10% of required reports were not even filed." (republicans.transportation.house.gov)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Would you support enforcing the spending limits agreed to in 1997 by the President and Congress to balance the budget?"
  • John Mica. Issue Position:The Mica Plan. 8 July 2011. "Balance the Budget. Secure Our Borders Now. No Amnesty for Illegal Aliens. Cut Government Spending. No Tax Increases. No Bailouts. Make Government Work Not Grow." (www.micaforcongress.com)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. John Mica voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. John Mica voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave John Mica a rating of 78 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 28 January 2009. "I rise in strong support of the Oberstar amendment. This is a very simple amendment to understand. Chairman Oberstar and I have worked, as he said, we have worked together since last fall to create a stimulus package of infrastructure projects that are ready to go and in which we can employ people as soon as possible. That is the objective of Oberstar amendment." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Status of the Stimulus, Two Years After Enactment. 4 May 2011. "I couldn't be more frustrated with our country's current economic situation. Two years after passing the stimulus, unemployment is still at record levels and millions of people are still out of work. The stimulus package totaled $787 billion, a number that has since been revised to be even higher. Only a fraction of that $787 billion was dedicated to infrastructure. Even that small amount was too tied up in red tape, and a significant portion of the infrastructure stimulus funding is still not spent. Two years ago, I urged Congress to invest in infrastructure, but I also urged that funding be expedited so that we could get that money out quickly and get people working. The stimulus turned out to be an expensive, nearly trillion-dollar lesson. While funding for infrastructure, appropriately invested, can effectively create jobs, this failed stimulus will go down in history as one of the government's greatest failures." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Is the Stimulus Supposed to Kill Jobs or Create Them? 26 May 2010. "The Chairman and I tried to put together a more robust infrastructure package when the stimulus was being drafted, but only about 7% of the final package contained infrastructure funding [¦] As you know, I have been critical of the stimulus for not expediting the infrastructure project approval process to allow this money to get out the door and help create jobs faster." (republicans.transportation.house.gov)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Federal Spending. 8 July 2011. "In the past 15 months, the Administration, with Congress' approval, is incurring more than $5 trillion in additional debt. That is two years of budget deficits (last year $1.4 trillion and this year $1.5 trillion) plus more than a trillion dollars in bailouts and new spending programs. Having helped balance our Federal budget from 1998 to 2001, I know that it can be done. That is why my votes have not supported bailouts or deficit spending increases. If spending is not controlled, I am greatly concerned that not only will inflation hurt Americans, but both the value of our currency and our nation's credit rating will also suffer." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Federal and Local Initiatives to Support Economic Development and Create Jobs “ Surface Transportation Reauthorization. 10 September 2012. "With millions out of work, particularly in the construction industry, the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act is legislation that can immediately and positively impact our economy. This bill will be the be the most significant reform of transportation programs in decades and will cut red tape; reduce the federal bureaucracy; move major infrastructure projects forward; attract more private sector participation; and give states the flexibility they need to address their most critical transportation needs. Under my proposal and in stark contrast to proposals from the Administration and the Senate, all of this can be achieved without adding to our federal deficit." (mica.house.gov)
  • John Mica. Mica Seeks Dramatic Change In Stimulus Bill. 28 January 2011. "I will help lead the recommitment amendment on the stimulus bill to double the job creation and real infrastructure investment. By eliminating more than $160 billion in wasteful new programs and investing an additional $60 billion in infrastructure, we can double the number of jobs created and reduce the bill's price tag by $100 billion." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Mica Statement on Obama Infrastructure Spending Proposal. 7 September 2010. "For the past two years, I have proposed to fast track infrastructure projects across the country. I've pleaded with the Administration to adopt my 437 Day Plan, which I modeled after the expedited replacement of the collapsed I-35W bridge in Minneapolis. This major project was finished within just 437 days instead of the seven to eight years this type of project would normally require for completion [¦] Infrastructure funds need to be invested more quickly. States need more flexibility in how they are allowed to spend money, and there must be more transparency in the process when the federal government is spending taxpayers' hard-earned dollars -- something on which the Obama Administration has failed miserably." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Son Of Stimulus: Same Old, Same Old. 16 December 2009. "Just as in Stimulus I, liberals have hijacked Son of Stimulus with more spending programs that will further expand the nation's debt in the name of creating jobs and building infrastructure. The first problem is that this bill steals TARP funds from taxpayers who were promised that bank repayments would be returned to the Treasury to help pay down the national debt. [¦] The second flaw with this bill is that it fails to recognize that only 14% of the DOT money under Stimulus I has actually been spent to date. Unless we truly cut the federal red tape and bureaucracy, our Democrat led Congress will continue to fail to get people working and move transportation projects forward." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Stimulus: Garbage In, Garbage Out. 19 November 2009. "Today's hearing confirmed that the Administration's employment data is based on a system of garbage in, garbage out. We have a multi-million dollar data reporting system and website to supposedly track stimulus spending that no one can trust. Jobs have been reported created that did not exist, and GAO reported 10% of required reports were not even filed." (republicans.transportation.house.gov)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?"
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

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  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Education. 10 September 2012. "Education reform should also focus on returning control to state and local governance; our local school boards are better equipped to assess the needs of our schools and students." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. John Mica voted Nay on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish "National Standards" for K-12 schools and encourage states to adopt them."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish a nationwide competency test for teachers and encourage states to adopt it."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "d) Education"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • John Mica. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. John Mica voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Education. 10 September 2012. "Education reform should also focus on returning control to state and local governance; our local school boards are better equipped to assess the needs of our schools and students." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position:Education. 8 July 2011. "Congress passed the "'No Child Left Behind' bill, President Bush's major legislative initiative to improve our education system. Providing the largest funding increases for key education programs in history, this new law is bringing accountability to our education system and ensures opportunities for ALL children to excel and achieve. This legislation provides states and local school districts flexibility in spending federal education dollars while holding them strictly accountable for increasing student achievement." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. John Mica voted Nay on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish "National Standards" for K-12 schools and encourage states to adopt them."
  • John Mica. Issue Position:Education. 8 July 2011. "Congress passed the "'No Child Left Behind' bill, President Bush's major legislative initiative to improve our education system. Providing the largest funding increases for key education programs in history, this new law is bringing accountability to our education system and ensures opportunities for ALL children to excel and achieve. This legislation provides states and local school districts flexibility in spending federal education dollars while holding them strictly accountable for increasing student achievement." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish a nationwide competency test for teachers and encourage states to adopt it."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "d) Education"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • John Mica. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. John Mica voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

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Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • John Mica. Tax And Cap A Job Killer. 26 June 2011. "The Cap and Tax bill could not come at a worse time and could be a job killer. The 1,200 page measure will impose a national tax on ALL energy and lead to higher energy prices for ALL American households, Most families cannot afford the estimated $1,400 yearly increase in energy costs. With the economy struggling, this bill, with its increased expense to industry, will cause additional unemployment by sending jobs overseas where doing business is cheaper. This bill also further expands the role of government by imposing new restrictions and requirements on everything from light bulbs to water dispensers." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Energy and Cap and Trade. 4 October 2011. "Earlier in the 111th Congress, the House of Representatives considered H.R. 2454, the energy tax bill also reffered to as the Cap and trade bill. I voted against this energy tax bill when it was passed by the House of Representatives by only a margin of seven votes: 219 to 212. The Cap and Tax legislation would impose an energy fee on almost all forms of energy. I supported an alternative plan that promotes clean, renewable and environmentally-safe energy production as well as increasing efficiency as the best way to improve the environment, lower energy costs and create American jobs. While the sponsors may have been well intended in penalizing fossil fuel energy use and using the proceeds for alternative energy sources, the impact on jobs and taxes could be severly detrimental to the nation's economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 10 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of Environment America 27 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. John Mica voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). John Mica voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Consider further increasing federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Encourage further market based strategies to clean up the environment such as pollution credits."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Tax high-level energy users (businesses and individuals) to discourage excessive energy use and pay for environmental cleanup."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Eliminate government regulations to encourage investment and economic expansion of the private sector." 5. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support to address the problem of unemployment? Other or expanded principles: "Create private sector opportunities."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Pass stronger clean water and clean air legislation."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Phase in a prohibition of pollution causing products such as gas powered autos and lawn mowers."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?"
  • John Mica. Tax And Cap A Job Killer. 26 June 2011. "The Cap and Tax bill could not come at a worse time and could be a job killer. The 1,200 page measure will impose a national tax on ALL energy and lead to higher energy prices for ALL American households, Most families cannot afford the estimated $1,400 yearly increase in energy costs. With the economy struggling, this bill, with its increased expense to industry, will cause additional unemployment by sending jobs overseas where doing business is cheaper. This bill also further expands the role of government by imposing new restrictions and requirements on everything from light bulbs to water dispensers." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Energy and Cap and Trade. 4 October 2011. "Earlier in the 111th Congress, the House of Representatives considered H.R. 2454, the energy tax bill also reffered to as the Cap and trade bill. I voted against this energy tax bill when it was passed by the House of Representatives by only a margin of seven votes: 219 to 212. The Cap and Tax legislation would impose an energy fee on almost all forms of energy. I supported an alternative plan that promotes clean, renewable and environmentally-safe energy production as well as increasing efficiency as the best way to improve the environment, lower energy costs and create American jobs. While the sponsors may have been well intended in penalizing fossil fuel energy use and using the proceeds for alternative energy sources, the impact on jobs and taxes could be severly detrimental to the nation's economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 10 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of Environment America 27 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. John Mica voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). John Mica voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Consider further increasing federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Encourage further market based strategies to clean up the environment such as pollution credits."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Tax high-level energy users (businesses and individuals) to discourage excessive energy use and pay for environmental cleanup."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Eliminate government regulations to encourage investment and economic expansion of the private sector." 5. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support to address the problem of unemployment? Other or expanded principles: "Create private sector opportunities."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Pass stronger clean water and clean air legislation."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Phase in a prohibition of pollution causing products such as gas powered autos and lawn mowers."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?"
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • John Mica. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. John Mica voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. John Mica voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: 2nd Amendment Rights. 7 July 2011. "Since coming to Congress, one of my priorities has been to preserve our Second Amendment rights. I do not support efforts to impose additional arbitrary gun control laws on the American people
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the public sale of assault weapons."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the sale of handguns to minors."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered." Indicate which principles you support concerning gun issues. Other or expanded principles: "Support instant registration checks, tougher penalties felon use "
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. John Mica voted Nay on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. John Mica voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. John Mica voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. John Mica voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave John Mica a grade of 64." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. John Mica voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 13 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. John Mica voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. John Mica voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. John Mica voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: 2nd Amendment Rights. 7 July 2011. "Since coming to Congress, one of my priorities has been to preserve our Second Amendment rights. I do not support efforts to impose additional arbitrary gun control laws on the American people
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the public sale of assault weapons."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the sale of handguns to minors."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered." Indicate which principles you support concerning gun issues. Other or expanded principles: "Support instant registration checks, tougher penalties felon use "
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • John Mica. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. John Mica voted Nay on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. John Mica voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. John Mica voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. John Mica voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave John Mica a grade of 64." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. John Mica voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 13 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. John Mica voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • John Mica. Issue Position: Seniors and Obamacare. 8 July 2011. "Because the Obamacare plan that was passed by the Congress contained provisions that would require dramatic cuts to Medicare benefits, the legislation did not have my support or vote. As you
  • John Mica. Providing For Consideration Of Senate Amendments To H.R. 3590, Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act Of 2009, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4872, Health Care And Education Reconciliation Act Of 2010. 21 March 2010. "Mr. Speaker, I ri
  • John Mica. Rep. Mica Statement on Passage of Health Care Legislation. 7 November 2009. "Despite strong public opposition, the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives will probably pass their health care plan, H.R. 3962 today. This is a sad day f
  • John Mica. Affordable Health Care For America Act. 7 November 2009. "Mr. Speaker, this is a sad day for the Congress and particularly a sad day for Americans who lack health care coverage. While Democrat efforts to resolve health care problems may be wel
  • John Mica. Health Care Reform. 16 March 2010. "Mr. MICA. Madam Speaker, my colleagues, the American people, and I think myself would like to see health care reform. There is a lot of room for improvement. There are a lot of people that don't have coverage
  • John Mica. Health Care Reform. 28 July 2009. "Last week, we asked with the stimulus package, Where are the jobs? This week we ask with the health care plan, Where are the reforms? There are over 53 new agencies, bureaucracies, and bureaucrats added in thi
  • John Mica. Health Care Reform. 28 July 2009. "Last week, we asked with the stimulus package, Where are the jobs? This week we ask with the health care plan, Where are the reforms? There are over 53 new agencies, bureaucracies, and bureaucrats added in thi
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Seniors and Obamacare. 8 July 2011. "Because the Obamacare plan that was passed by the Congress contained provisions that would require dramatic cuts to Medicare benefits, the legislation did not have my support or vote. As you
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Support President Clinton's position for a "comprehensive health care plan for all Americans.""
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • John Mica. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. John Mica voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Mica Calls Rehashed Health Care Proposal Budget-Busting and Job-Killing. 9 Spetember 2009. "Like the President, I believe our nation needs to reform the health care system, and like the President, I believe this reform can be done in a bipartis
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1994 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Support President Clinton's position for a "comprehensive health care plan for all Americans.""
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • John Mica. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. John Mica voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Mica Calls Rehashed Health Care Proposal Budget-Busting and Job-Killing. 9 Spetember 2009. "Like the President, I believe our nation needs to reform the health care system, and like the President, I believe this reform can be done in a bipartis
  • John Mica. Providing For Consideration Of Senate Amendments To H.R. 3590, Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act Of 2009, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4872, Health Care And Education Reconciliation Act Of 2010. 21 March 2010. "Mr. Speaker, I ri
  • John Mica. Rep. Mica Statement on Passage of Health Care Legislation. 7 November 2009. "Despite strong public opposition, the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives will probably pass their health care plan, H.R. 3962 today. This is a sad day f
  • John Mica. Affordable Health Care For America Act. 7 November 2009. "Mr. Speaker, this is a sad day for the Congress and particularly a sad day for Americans who lack health care coverage. While Democrat efforts to resolve health care problems may be wel
  • John Mica. Health Care Reform. 16 March 2010. "Mr. MICA. Madam Speaker, my colleagues, the American people, and I think myself would like to see health care reform. There is a lot of room for improvement. There are a lot of people that don't have coverage
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 7 July 2011. "As a grandson of legal immigrants, I am a strong supporter of legal immigration. However, I strongly oppose any attempts to give legal status or grant blanket amnesty to those who have entered o
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Immigration. 7 July 2011. "You may have heard that the Obama Administration and some in Congress have announced calls for immigration reform. Any careful review of these new proposals for reform will reveal that their primary ob
  • John Mica. Issue Position: War on Terror/National Security - Immigration. 7 July 2011. "Let me first say that I strongly oppose any attempts to give legal status or grant blanket amnesty to those who have entered our country illegally. I believe that we m
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship." Indicate which principles you support regarding issues relating to immigration. Other or expanded principles: "Deport illegal felons immediately "
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • John Mica. Issue Position:The Mica Plan. 8 July 2011. "Secure Our Borders Now. No Amnesty for Illegal Aliens." (www.micaforcongress.com)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed John Mica in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. John Mica voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. John Mica voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed John Mica in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 7 July 2011. "As a grandson of legal immigrants, I am a strong supporter of legal immigration. However, I strongly oppose any attempts to give legal status or grant blanket amnesty to those who have entered o
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Immigration. 7 July 2011. "You may have heard that the Obama Administration and some in Congress have announced calls for immigration reform. Any careful review of these new proposals for reform will reveal that their primary ob
  • John Mica. Issue Position: War on Terror/National Security - Immigration. 7 July 2011. "Let me first say that I strongly oppose any attempts to give legal status or grant blanket amnesty to those who have entered our country illegally. I believe that we m
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship." Indicate which principles you support regarding issues relating to immigration. Other or expanded principles: "Deport illegal felons immediately "
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed John Mica in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. John Mica voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. John Mica voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed John Mica in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Issue Position:The Mica Plan. 8 July 2011. "Secure Our Borders Now. No Amnesty for Illegal Aliens." (www.micaforcongress.com)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 1996 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?"
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • John Mica. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. John Mica voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 10 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. John Mica voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). John Mica voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Family Research Council 85 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. MSNBC Tucker - Transcript. 21 October 2006. "Well, I think people are concerned about marriage. Again, if you go beyond Washington, D.C. and it's a beautiful day here in Washington, D.C. But it's quite different out there. I think people want t
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform. Other or expanded principles: "Ban 527s and require full, immediate disclosure of all campaign contributions"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • John Mica. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. John Mica voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 10 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. John Mica voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). John Mica voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Family Research Council 85 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. MSNBC Tucker - Transcript. 21 October 2006. "Well, I think people are concerned about marriage. Again, if you go beyond Washington, D.C. and it's a beautiful day here in Washington, D.C. But it's quite different out there. I think people want t
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform. Other or expanded principles: "Ban 527s and require full, immediate disclosure of all campaign contributions"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?"
  • John Mica. Rep. Mica Statement on the Death of Osama bin Laden. 2 May 2011. "As we learn of the successful mission against Osama bin Laden, we should take this opportunity to recognize the efforts of our men and women fighting in Afghanistan and other fronts in the War on Terror. Having recently been in Afghanistan and met with our soldiers and military leaders, I am once again convinced that, if provided the resources and support of the Congress and the American people, they can complete any assignment." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?"
  • John Mica. Rep. Mica Statement on the Death of Osama bin Laden. 2 May 2011. "As we learn of the successful mission against Osama bin Laden, we should take this opportunity to recognize the efforts of our men and women fighting in Afghanistan and other fronts in the War on Terror. Having recently been in Afghanistan and met with our soldiers and military leaders, I am once again convinced that, if provided the resources and support of the Congress and the American people, they can complete any assignment." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • John Mica. Issue Position: Social Security. 7 July 2011. "In order to provide younger workers with better investment options and more control over their own retirement money, the President has provided a general outline to create voluntary personal retire
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 10 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • John Mica. Issue Position: Social Security. 7 July 2011. "In order to provide younger workers with better investment options and more control over their own retirement money, the President has provided a general outline to create voluntary personal retire
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "X" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2000 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?"
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2008 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "X" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "John Mica supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 10 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • John Mica. Project Vote Smart: 2006 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."

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Florida Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

Except in the case of rape, incest or life of the mother

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.
In order to balance the budget,
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Nodo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
Nodo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesIs balancing the budget a legislative priority?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support the temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles
NoDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
NoDo you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
YesDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
YesShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles
Spending
Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Greatly Decreasea) Agriculture
Slightly Decreaseb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Slightly Decreased) Education
Slightly Decreasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Slightly Decreaseg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical Research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific Research
Slightly Decreasej) Space exploration
Greatly Decreasek) United Nations
Slightly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
Taxes
Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Greatly Decreasea) Capital gains taxes
Greatly Decreaseb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
Slightly Decreasej) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

Restoring our economy and real job growth, cutting government waste and national debt.
Restoring accountability to government and aiding our veterans, military and seniors.
Repealing Obamacare and make healthcare more affordable and accessible without bureaucrats in charge

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