ENG: Daniel A. "Dan" Webster (born April 27, 1949) is the Republican U.S. Representative for central Florida's 10th congressional district, serving in Congress since January 3, 2013. In November, 2012 Webster defeated Val Demings, the former Chief of Police of the Orlando Police Department, to secure reelection. Previously, Webster served 28 years in the Florida state legislature. First elected in 1980, he rose up the ranks to become Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, then majority leader of the Florida Senate and chairman of the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee. He retired in 2008 due to term limits.
After receiving his engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he worked in the family air conditioning and heating business that he now owns and operates. ...
U.S. Representative Daniel Webster (FL-08) issued the following statement encouraging a new direction in response to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics October Unemployment Report: “For 32 months, unemployment has been above 8 percent, a level the Administration said would never be reached if the stimulus – that cost taxpayers over one trillion dollars – was passed. For too long, hardworking families have been forced to wait and see if tax-and-spend policies would turn this economy around; these policies clearly have come up short. Unemployment averages over 10.3% in Central ...
You would think that his staff would be laser-focused on finding jobs for the one million unemployed Floridians looking for work. Or perhaps digging deep, looking for solutions to the nation’s debt woes.
Instead, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) used the resources of his office to investigate those who dared to speak out against him at his town hall meetings. We’ll call them the “Webster Six.”
Somewhere, George Orwell is turning over in his grave.
In what has to be the worst case of “oops” by a U.S. Congressman since Anthony Weiner posted pictures of his, ...
U.S. Rep. Dan Webster said he simply wanted to share some friendly advice with other members of Congress about how to manage town-hall meetings and the sometimes-raucous crowds they attract, by passing along a "Town Hall Primer" put out by an activist group that had disrupted one of his meetings in April.Instead, the material distributed by the Winter Garden Republican's office this spring has created a stir of its own because it included a watch list of six Central Floridians — with names and multiple photographs — who spoke at Webster town halls earlier this year. It listed their ...
Statement by Congressman Webster on President Trump’s Executive Order Protecting America from Foreign Terrorist Entry Washington, D.C. – Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Clermont) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order Protecting America from Foreign Terrorist Entry.
“President Trump made it clear on the campaign that this was a priority. I am thankful to see President Trump is taking his responsibility to protect our country seriously and putting Americans’ safety first. I agree with the President that prior to issuing visas or refugee admissions, we must ensure our vetting process is thorough. President Obama acted similarly when he paused the processing of Iraqi refugee visas for six months in 2011.
“I look forward to working with President Trump, his administration and my colleagues in Congress to establish clearly defined improvements to our visa issuance and refugee admissions process. I am confident we can protect our homeland while remaining the compassionate nation we are to those who are tired, poor, yearning to breathe free or seeking refug
Webster Announces 115th Congress Committee Assignments Washington, D.C. – This week, the 115th Congress unveiled its committee designations. Representative Daniel Webster, FL-11, was named to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House Committee on Natural Resources, and will continue to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
“I am honored to represent and serve the constituents of Florida District 11 on these committees. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the 115th Congress to advance common-sense reforms and principled policies on behalf of Florida’s hardworking taxpayers and families. Continuing to serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee provides me the opportunity to advance innovative solutions for increasing connectivity of our nation's infrastructure and transportation systems, balance transportation budgets and eliminate government waste. I’m excited to join these additional committees and look forward to working with my colleagues on po
Bipartisan Florida Delegation Unites to Restore Local Beaches WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), with fellow members of the Florida Congressional delegation, introduced the Sand Acquisition, Nourishment and Development (SAND) Act. Earlier this week, Senator Marco Rubio introduced a companion bill in the Senate.
If passed, the SAND Act will repeal archaic law that does not allow communities to buy sand from the Bahamas and other foreign countries to replenish shorelines. For counties like Dade and Broward that have depleted their usable sand offshore, this will alleviate the high price of trucking in sand. It will also mitigate potential legal battles over domestic sand sources between northern and southern Florida counties.
Beach erosion and scarcity of offshore sand has been a longtime critical issue for south Florida. Last session Senator Bill Nelson and Congresswoman Frankel got close to changing the law in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 with a provision that required a study be conducted on the impact
Webster on Neil Gorsuch Nomination to U.S. Supreme Court Washington, D.C. – Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Clermont) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee.
"On the campaign, President Trump promised his Supreme Court nominee would be a jurist who is dedicated to freedom, the rule of law, and to preserving our liberties as enshrined in the Constitution of the United States. He also promised a transparent selection – releasing a list of potential nominees. With the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, one of the names on the list, President Trump has kept those promises."