Mica portrait to be unveiled Wednesday

Committee officials said Tuesday that Mica's portrait would be the 16th portrait of a Transportation Committee chairman since 1947, when the panel was created and known as the Public Works Committee.

The portrait of Mica was painted by artist Ned Bittinger, and it will be added to the collection of the Curator of the House, the committee said.

The committee added that Mica will be the sixth committee chairman from Florida to have a portrait, joining former Reps. Claude Pepper (D; Rules Committee); James Andrew Haley (D; Interior and Insular Affairs); Dante Fascell (D; Foreign Affairs); Don Fuqua (D; Science and Technology) and Bill Young (R; Appropriations).