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 ...
Webster Supports 5 Year Transportation Reauthorization (Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement today after voting in support of the conference report for H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act:
“Our Florida economy runs on transportation. In Central Florida, we had more than 60 million visitors last year, including many who traveled to visit our world class tourism destinations. As a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I worked to include policies that would advance our local transportation priorities, guaranteeing an additional $800 million to meet Florida’s transportation needs, without raising taxes.
“The legislation passed today also provides greater coordination of transportation programs for disadvantaged individuals. Reforming the transportation disadvantaged program has been a focus of mine since being elected to Congress, and will result in more efficient quality service, and cost-effective transportation options.
Webster Votes to Restore Healthcare Freedom “The American people have consistently rejected Obamacare, and constituents across Central Florida have repeatedly expressed concern and frustration with the system. Healthcare should provide the care you need from the doctor you choose, at a price you can afford. Rather than meeting these qualifications, Obamacare has been a mess.
“Today, I voted for legislation that will dismantle Obamacare, reduce the deficit, and ensure our tax dollars are more appropriately applied to meet the needs and values of the American public. The President must be confronted with the realities of the current system and be willing to do what is best for American families, businesses, and individuals.”
Webster Surpasses $2 Million Return (Winter Garden, FL) – Unveiling a ceremonial check, Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) has once again cut wasteful spending from his Congressional budget. Announcing his fifth year of providing responsible savings to American taxpayers, Rep. Webster issued the following statement:
“Washington operates on the principle that if money is appropriated, it should be spent. During my service in Congress, I have striven to expose this flawed mindset. Over the past five years, I have returned over 30% of the money allocated to run my Congressional office, surpassing a cumulative amount of $2 million.
“We must get serious about fixing our spending problem in Washington, and I encourage every office, agency, and bureau to follow this pattern of removing waste without cutting services.”
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Representative Daniel Webster has been a strong advocate for cutting wasteful government spending. Leading by example, Rep. Webster has once again ret
Five Years & Counting: Webster Voluntarily Rolls Back Salary (Washington, DC) – For the fifth time since his election to Congress, Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) has voluntarily rolled back a portion of his salary. Today, upon delivering a check at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Rep. Webster issued the following statement:
“For the past five years, I have voluntarily returned a portion of my salary to American taxpayers. Washington spends too much, and I realize that taking responsibility and leading by example is a critical step toward achieving financial responsibility.
“Washington can do more with less. It is time to implement this principle and be fiscally responsible with taxpayer resources.”
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In 2010, Representative Daniel Webster advocated for rolling back the salary of Members of Congress to 2008 levels. Although no legislative action was taken at that time, Rep. Webster has consistently returned the difference in his salary. Representative Webster is committed to set