(Washington, DC) – Today, Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 33 as amended by the Senate, legislation to extend the continuing FY2015 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the current annual rate through March 6, 2015, and prevent a shutdown of DHS when funding expires tonight at midnight:
“Over six weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation that fully funded the Department of Homeland Security while simultaneously reining in the President’s egregious executive overreach on immigration. Until today, as we sit on the precipice of DHS funding lapsing, the Senate was unable to act.
“While I am disappointed that Senate Democrats obstructed this process in an effort to shield the President’s immigration overreach from debate, I am pleased they finally relented in at least allowing DHS to be funded at the eleventh hour.
“As regular order dictates, both chambers should now go to conference to reconcile the differences between these two positions. The House has passed a short term funding measure to ensure that our national security efforts will remain fully funded and operational while these negotiations take place.
“The Senate should immediately appoint conferees and begin negotiations with respect for the Constitution’s clearly defined separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.”
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(Winter Garden, FL) – For the past four years, Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) has returned significant savings from his office budget and led by example in cutting wasteful spending in Washington. Come see the massive mock check representing the practical steps he is taking with his own office budget and hear about the legislation he introduced this week to further achieve these goals.
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(Washington, DC) – During the announcements in today’s U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s 114th Congress organizational meeting, Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) was reassigned to the subcommittees on Water Resources and Environment and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Along with these reassignments, Rep. Webster was also added to the influential Highways & Transit Subcommittee for the 114th Congress. Following the organizational meeting, Rep. Webster issued the following statement:
“Much lies in store for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. I am looking forward to continuing my current work in the Committee, as well as joining the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit as it begins its work on a much anticipated highway bill. Transportation is critical to our economy and job creation in Central Florida, and I will continue to work towards improving our transportation infrastructure while ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.”
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster added the following regarding Webster’s appointment:
“Rep. Webster is a valuable addition to the Subcommittee, which will draw on his engineering background and extensive experience with transportation policy at a critical moment as it develops a bill to reauthorize surface transportation programs.
“The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit produces legislation for the construction and improvement of safe and efficient roads, bridges and transit systems that create thousands of jobs, provide traffic relief, and make American goods and services more affordable locally and more competitive globally.”
(Washington, DC) – Each year since his election to Congress, Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) has rolled back his salary to the 2008 level. This afternoon, Rep. Webster once again hand delivered a personal check to the U.S. Treasury to help pay down our massive federal debt. After delivering the check, Rep. Webster issued the following statement:
“Washington needs leaders who mean what they say. If we are serious about getting our fiscal house in order and reforming the process in Washington, it starts with us.
“It’s the principle of the thing. Leadership starts with leading by example. It’s what hardworking families expect of their elected representatives in Washington. If the American people can do more with less, so can we.”
Stay tuned for an announcement later this week about voluntary savings Rep. Webster has made from his Members Representational Allowance (MRA), the taxpayer-funded budget Members are given to run their congressional offices in Washington and in their district.
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(Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement following the President’s State of the Union address:
“With the results of this last election, the American people have clearly spoken. They want their government to advance policies that empower all Americans to achieve the American Dream. Instead, tonight the President again ignored this message and doubled down on the same old politics of tax and spend, where one group is pitted against another and where Washington picks winners and losers.
“What America needs is a government that furthers common sense solutions, such as a tax code that ensures all hardworking families, individuals and small business owners keep more of their paychecks to reinvest as they see fit. Furthering the same divisive, top down approach, just with a new wrapper, is not a plan to strengthen our economy, create jobs, and solve our debt crisis.
“The American people are looking for and deserving of proven polices and principle-based solutions. It is time both the President and Washington listened.”
(Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement regarding this afternoon’s election for Speaker of the House of Representatives:
“This afternoon, several Members of the Republican Conference voted for me to be Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. I am humbled by their confidence in me as a leader who would articulate and execute a principled agenda at such a critical time for our party, system of government and nation.
“To be sure, my candidacy and vote was not a vote against personalities, policies or even John Boehner. It was a vote for initiating a process that I know can produce sound public policy for the people who sent us to Washington on their behalf.
“As I have shared with the leadership team, I will continue to advocate for a more open, Member-driven and productive process, one that places principle above power. The process by which we have come to legislate as elected representatives of the people has become flawed, and a flawed process will always produce a flawed product.
“I offer my sincerest congratulations to Speaker Boehner on his re-election as Speaker of the House. He is a personal friend who I have come to know and admire during my tenure in the House and I pledge to work alongside him. With leadership elections behind us, and a willing partner in the Senate, our conference is united in reforming the way Washington works, opening up our government and advancing pro-growth, principled solutions.”
Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-10) is a family man and small business owner who is dedicated to serving Central Floridians in the U.S. House of Representatives with honor and integrity. Webster previously served Central Florida as the Speaker of the Florida House (’96-’98) and Majority Leader of the Florida Senate (’06-’08). His business, Webster Air-Conditioning and Heating, was started in 1962 by his parents, Dennis and Mildred Webster, and has been passed down through three generations spanning more than 50 years.Read More
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Daniel Webster, a family man and small-business owner, has dedicated himself to serving the citizens of Central Florida with honor and integrity. For more than three decades, he has fought on behalf of Florida’s hardworking taxpayers and families to advance common-sense reforms and principled policy.
Webster served as the Speaker of the Florida House and Majority Leader in the Senate, working in these leadership roles to shake up the status quo in Florida and pass sweeping reforms that earned him widespread praise from the people of Florida.
From his first day in leadership, Webster worked to reform the way Legislature did business, requiring all proposed laws to meet specific criteria that would determine its effectiveness in benefiting the people of the great state of Florida.
As the first non-lawyer to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee in Florida, Webster led Florida as the only state to pass a constitutional amendment protecting its citizens’ property rights in the aftermath of the landmark Supreme Court case, Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005), dealing with the government’s ability to seize private property.
With his engineering background, Webster found transportation issues quite interesting and he was thrilled to serve as Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee in the Florida House representing Central Florida’s unique transportation needs.
Currently, Webster is working on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure where he applies nearly thirty-two years of transportation experience in Florida to create jobs, improve Florida’s roads and highways, and find ways to save money by eliminating fraud and abuse.Webster’s other committee assignment in Congress is on the influential House Rules Committee where he is fighting to bring more transparency to the process and advance a policy environment based on principle, not power.
Known for many things, Daniel Webster still holds his faith, his family, and his principles as his biggest assets.
Webster is married to the former Sandra Jordan of Orlando, and they have six children: David, Brent, Jordan, Elizabeth, John, and Victoria, and seven grandchildren. Webster is active in his church, First Baptist Church of Central Florida.
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