Rep. John Mica

Former Representative from Florida’s 7th District, Republican

Mica, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 7th congressional district from 1993 to 2016.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Mica.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Mica sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mica is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Mica was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mica sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (64%) Environmental Protection (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Taxation (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Mica’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Mica’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Nay H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
No H.Res. 1704 (111th): Honoring the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon.
Dec 8, 2010. Passed 359/44.
Yea H.R. 6707 (110th): Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act
Sep 27, 2008. Failed 243/175.
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2016, Mica missed 225 of 15,960 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. ProPublica has tracked 16 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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