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George Miller currently serves the 7th Congressional district of California

George Miller III, a Democrat, has represented the 7th District of California in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1975. (map)

Record and controversies

Iraq War

Miller voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Reparations for Japanese Latin Americans

Miller cosponsored The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act in the 110th Congress which would establish a commission that would determine the facts and circumstances involving the relocation, internment and deportation of Japanese Latin Americans.[2]

Main article: Redress for Japanese Latin Americans/ U.S. legislation#Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act of 2007

San Pablo Casino

Until recently, gambling in California had been restricted to "cardrooms" in which the "house" or room operator has no stake in the outcome, and on Indian reservations. In 2000, Miller inserted an amendment into a congressional appropriations bill which took an existing cardroom into federal trust for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians. Having the land in trust gave the Lyttons the right to turn the cardroom into a full-fledged casino in San Pablo. Miller has said that he expected a small casino[1] to be built, but the Lyttons eventually revealed plans to build a casino with 5,000 slot machines. After community uproar ensued over the size of the new casino, Miller wrote to state legislators in 2005 that this larger casino would be "inappropriately sized for the local community."[3]

Employee Free Choice Act

On February 5, 2007, Miller introduced the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for workers to unionize. The bill passed the House but stalled in the Senate. All votes on the bill were divided almost entirely along party lines.[4]

Main article: Employee Free Choice Act

Minimum wage

On January 5, 2007, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, introduced [H.R. 2], a bill which would amend the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act to increase the federal minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 in three steps over a period of twenty-six months. On January 10, the bill passed 315-116. All 233 House Democrats supported the measure, along with 82 Republicans.[5]

Main article: U.S. minimum wage legislation#House passes increase in "first 100 hours" of 110th Congress

College Cost Reduction Act of 2007

The College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 (H.R.2669), sponsored by House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.), was introduced on June 12, 2007. If passed, the bill would increase college financial aid by $18 billion over the next five years. On June 13, 2007 the bill was approved 30 to 16 by the House Education and Labor Committee, and was expected to be voted on in July.[6]

Main article: Student financial aid legislation#College Cost Reduction Act of 2007

Biography

The son of prominent State Senator George Miller, Jr. the younger Miller was born May 17, 1945 in Richmond, California. He was educated at San Francisco State University and the University of California, Davis law school, after which he was admitted as an Attorney and served as legislative assistant to California Senate majority leader George Moscone before entering the House.

As a member of the House Committee on Resources, Miller has focused on environmental issues. He was the committee's chairman from 1991 to 1994. Miller has supported efforts to preserve public lands such as the 1994 California Desert Protection Act, which among other things created Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park. In addition, Miller was the chief sponsor of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992, which mandated that the federal government's Bureau of Reclamation manage the Central Valley Project in order to better protect the fish and wildlife populations of California's Sacramento River Delta region.[7] Miller lost his chairmanship when Republicans won control of Congress in 1994. He stayed as the committee's Ranking Member until 2000, and remains on the committee.

Miller helped draft President Bush's No Child Left Behind education law in 2001 and 2002. He has focused on Pension issues, reinstating Davis-Bacon Act wage protections for Gulf Coast workers in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Miller has worked on education issues such as protesting student aid cuts,[8], increasing No Child Left Behind funding, and investigating the Bush Administration's hiring of Armstrong Williams to promote that law.

2006 elections

In 2006, Libertarian Camden McConnell announced his intention to challenge Miller in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Miller retained his seat.

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the California superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, George Miller, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on George Miller. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
2205 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0507
Phone: 202-225-2095
Fax: 202-225-5609
Email: george.miller AT mail.house.gov
Web Email
Website

District Office - Concord:
1333 Willow Pass Road, Suite 203
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 925-602-1880
Fax: 925-674-0983

District Office - Richmond:
3220 Blume Drive, Suite 281
Richmond, CA 94806-1967
Phone: 510-262-6500
Fax: 510-222-1306

District Office - Vallejo:
375 G Street, Suite 1
Vallejo, CA 94592
Phone: 707-645-1888
Fax: 707-645-1870

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Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. "SENS. INOUYE, AKAKA, LEAHY, LEVIN, BENNETT, MURKOWSKI, STEVENS," US Fed News 15, 2007.
  3. John M. Hubbell, "San Pablo casino deal rejected by key sponsor, Lawmaker's push to trim number of slots could doom project," SF Chronicle, March 12, 2005.
  4. "House Passes Pro-Union Bill," Time, March 1, 2007.
  5. Jeannine Aversa, "House Passes Minimum Wage Increase," ABC News, January 11, 2007.
  6. Robert Longley. "Bill Would Cut the Cost of College," About.com. June 21, 2007.
  7. "Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA)," U.S. Department of the Interior, April 26, 2007.
  8. Lois Romano, "Groups gird to battle Congress' proposed student aid cuts," SF Chronicle, November 27, 2005

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
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Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Health Employment Labor and Pensions, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Water and Power,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 1974
First Took Current Office:
January 14, 1975
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Democratic Nominee for California Senate, 1969.,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1333 Willow Pass Road, Suite 203, Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 925-602-1880 / Fax: 925-674-0983
2. 3220 Blume Drive, Suite 281, Richmond, CA 94806-1967
Phone: 510-262-6500 / Fax: 510-222-1306
3. 375 G Street, Suite 1, Vallejo, CA 94592
Phone: 707-645-1888 / Fax: 707-645-1870




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Date of Birth: May 17, 1945