Will John Mica lose his plum chairmanship?

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Transportation & Infrastructure Chair John Mica is facing term limits that could kick him out of his job at year’s end, but he’s confident he’ll have a plum spot next year. But Mica might be daydreaming: He’d need Republicans to waive a relatively new rule limiting members to six years atop a committee, or he’d have to take on a popular chair of another committee. “I’ll have a chairmanship. Don’t know which one, but I’ll have a chairmanship,” the Floridian told Politico during a sit-down in the Capitol’s members-only dining room. He also cites his reputation among the party’s top decision-makers: “Excellent with the speaker, with Mr. Cantor – I think he has great faith in me. Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Sessions – the key players.”

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