Congressman John L. Mica was elected to the House of Representatives in 1992 to represent Florida’s 7th Congressional District. He served as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As Chair of the Government Operations Subcommittee on the U.S. House’s chief investigative panel, he worked on cutting wasteful and duplicative programs and protecting taxpayers’ hard-earned money.
From 1999-2001, Mica served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources. As Chairman, he became a national principle leader in the development of our nation’s counter-narcotics policy. His work on Plan Colombia helped bring that ally back from the brink of Narco-terrorism disaster.
As Chairman of the House Civil Service Subcommittee from 1995 to 1999, Mica authored landmark legislation dealing with veteran’s preferences, expanding healthcare access for military dependents and establishing one of the federal government’s largest employee stock ownership programs.
A strong advocate for our country’s veterans and seniors, he has received nearly every national military service association award including national recognition from the Blinded American Veterans Foundation, the National Military Family Association, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Reserve Officers Association, the Retired Enlisted Association, Non-commissioned Officers Association, The Seniors Coalition, the United Seniors Association and 60 Plus Association.