Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster

FLORIDA's 10th DISTRICT

Webster Delivers Annual Office Budget Savings to Taxpayers

2015/01/29

(Winter Garden, FL) – Fresh off another year of rolling back his personal salary to the 2008 level, Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) has once again returned significant savings from his office budget and led by example in cutting wasteful spending in Washington. For the fourth year in a row, Rep. Webster has saved over 30% of the taxpayer dollars allotted to run his Congressional office. Following the presentation of an oversized check in front of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce this morning, he issued the following statement:

“During my service to Central Florida in Congress, I have been a strong advocate for identifying and cutting waste. I believe in leading by example and getting my own house in order, including voluntarily reducing the money appropriated to my office every year.

“Many of the changes and reforms I have implemented include simple business practices, yet these savings represent what could happen if every government agency and bureaucracy began simply looking for ways to cut waste.

“This week, I also introduced H.R. 579, The To Help Reduce Inefficient Government Tendencies (THRIFT) Act of 2015. If enacted, this bill would provide an incentive to federal departments and agencies that evaluate their own spending and identify measures that reduce costs and improve efficiency.

“If every area of the federal government began intentionally cutting waste, we could get a lot closer to balancing our budget and trimming the massive burden of debt that will be inherited by our children and grandchildren.”

 

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Media Advisory: Webster Unveils Another Round of Office Budget Savings

2015/01/28

(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.

 

Please join Representative Daniel Webster

Thursday, January 29, 2015

 

9:00am

Leesburg Partnership

401 W. Magnolia St., Leesburg 34748

 

10:30am

West Orange Chamber of Commerce

12184 West Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787

 

1:00pm

Clermont Fire Department

439 W Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711

 

2:30pm

Polk Outpost 27

101 Adventure Court, Davenport, FL 33837

 

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T&I Chair Shuster Picks Webster for Influential Subcommittee on Highways & Transit

2015/01/27

(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.”

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Webster Again Voluntarily Cuts Salary

2015/01/26

 

(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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Webster Statement Following the State of the Union Address

2015/01/20

(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.”
 

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Webster Statement Following Election of Speaker

2015/01/06

(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.”

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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.

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Statement Regarding President Obama's Announced Policy Changes Towards Cuba

2014/12/17

While I am overjoyed by the overdue release of Alan Gross, the naïve and misguided policy changes announced today by President Obama will only encourage the resolve of other ruthless dictators like the Castro brothers. The Castro Regime remains a flagrant violator of human rights. Any attempt to normalize relations, before Cuba's total disregard of liberty is ended, is just appeasement at the expense of the oppressed.

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Webster Reappointed to Transportation Committee for 114th Congress

2014/12/11

(Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement on his reappointment to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 114th Congress:

“I am pleased to accept this reappointment and look forward to working with Chair Bill Shuster and my committee colleagues to further our nation’s economic growth and opportunity. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has another busy term ahead, with planned legislation focusing on creating jobs, ensuring safety, and expanding access, including:

    • Long-term surface transportation authorization, which will provide much needed certainty to Florida’s economy that depends on a vibrant transportation system;
    • FAA reauthorization to ensure that Central Florida remains a hub for domestic and international tourism travel;
    • Passenger rail reform legislation to modernize passenger rail transportation systems nationwide and deliver improved, efficient service;
    • Continued work to build on this year’s progress of advancing the first WRRDA bill in seven years by ensuring that the federal government meets its promise to the State of Florida for ongoing Everglades restoration, preparing for the impact that will result from the Panama Canal opening, and positioning Central Florida for increases in global trade; and
    • Additional efforts to bring transparency and efficiency to the permitting process so that government gets out of the way of job creation and economic growth.

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster added the following regarding Webster’s reappointment to the committee: “With his engineering background and extensive experience with transportation policy issues in the Florida State Legislature, Rep. Webster has proven a valuable addition to the work of our Committee. He’s a determined advocate for Florida, but also good public policy, and I am glad to have him back as we continue developing legislation that strengthens our infrastructure and makes America more competitive.”
 
“While the 113th Congress made progress on several critical federal transportation and infrastructure fronts, I am looking forward to working on behalf of Central Florida to build on these successes and pave the way for future growth and opportunity in our region.”

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Rep. Webster's Veterans Day Statement

2014/11/11

(Winter Garden, FL) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement today as we commemorate Veterans Day:

“Veterans are our heroes. As Americans, we will never be able to repay the debt of gratitude we owe to the men and women who have selflessly risked their lives to protect our heritage and liberty. It is my privilege to thank those who have served our country in the Armed Forces and honor them for their sacrifices.”

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Webster Votes To Keep President’s Broken Health Care Promise

2014/09/12

(Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act:

“Obamacare has failed to deliver on many of its namesake’s soundbite promises from day one. Perhaps the biggest broken promise was the President’s infamous declaration that ‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period.’ This claim was found to be so misleading and outright false that it was deemed the ‘Lie of the Year’ by the nonpartisan fact checker, PolitiFact.

“The simple truth is that millions of Americans lost their health care plan because of Obamacare. While most of these cancellations were limited to the individual market, millions of Americans who get their health care insurance through their employer face the same fate in the coming months.

“This week, I voted in support of the Employee Health Protection Act, which ensures that American workers can keep their current health plan if they like it. The bill also expands freedom for small businesses to access more affordable health care options that best serve their employees.

“For too many, Obamacare has resulted in cancelled plans, lost doctors or heightened deductibles, premiums or out of pocket costs. Instead of a government overreach, we need health care solutions that deliver the care you need, from the doctor you choose, at a price you can afford.”


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Contact Information

1039 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2176
Fax 202-225-0999
webster.house.gov

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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