Jeff Miller


Jeff Miller

Infobox_Congressman
name = Jeff Miller


date of birth = birth date and age|1959|06|27
place of birth = St. Petersburg, Florida
alma_mater=University of Florida
occupation=real estate broker
residence=Chumuckla, Florida
state = Florida
district = 1st
term_start = October 16, 2001
preceded = Joe Scarborough
succeeded = Incumbent
party = Republican
religion = Methodist
spouse = Vicki Miller

Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller (born June 27, 1959), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing ushr|Florida|1|. His district includes all of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, and Washington Counties.

Early life and education

Miller was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating from high school, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism [cite web|url=http://www.nndb.com/people/061/000039941/|title=Jeff Miller at NNDB] from the University of Florida in 1984.cite web|url=http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4152&SessionId=51|title=Jeff Miller's Florida House of Representatives Profile] He was a real estate broker and a deputy sheriff before taking public office.cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Bio.Home|title=Jeff Miller's Profile]

Miller lives in the small town of Chumuckla, Florida (Native American word for "Healing Waters"), which is located about 20 miles northeast of Pensacola, Florida. He and his wife Vicki have two children and two grandchildren and are members of Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

Political career

Florida House of Representatives

Miller was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 to 2001. During his three years there, he was a member of the committees on [http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/committeesdetail.aspx?CommitteeId=1919&SessionId=51 Utilities & Telecommunications] , [http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/committeesdetail.aspx?CommitteeId=2004&SessionId=51 Congressional Redistricting] , [http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/committeesdetail.aspx?CommitteeId=1915&SessionId=51 Council for Ready Infrastructure] , and [http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/committeesdetail.aspx?CommitteeId=2001&SessionId=51 Rules, Ethics & Elections] . During his second term in the state house, Miller was chairman of the Utilities of Telecommunications Committee. He also oversaw a board in charge of community development in Escambia County.

United States House of Representatives

Miller entered the House in a special election to replace Joe Scarborough in 2001.

During the 107th Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee (Subcommittee on Total Force [http://web.archive.org/web/20021214215835/armedservices.house.gov/about/subcommittees.html House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list, 107th Congress] ] and the Subcommittee on Military Research and Development) and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

During the 108th Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee (Subcommittee on Readinesscite web|url=http://web.archive.org/web/20040603230108/armedservices.house.gov/about/subcommittees.html|title=House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list, 108th Congress] and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities) and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.Committees|title=Jeff Miller's Committee Membership]

During the 109th Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee (Subcommittee on Readinesscite web|url=http://armedservices.house.gov/about/subcommittees.html|title=House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list] the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, and the Subcommittee on Projection Forces), the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the United States Select Bipartisan Committee on Hurricane Katrina Preparation/Response Investigation. [cite web|url=http://www.vote-smart.org/committee.php?comm_id=73|title=Vote Smart info on Hurricane Katrina Preparation/Response Investigation Committee]

He serves on the following committees in the 110th Congress:
* House Armed Services Committee
** Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces
** Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
* Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
** Subcommittee on Health (Ranking Member)

Issues

Jeff Miller typically votes with the Republican bloc. Here are specific issues:

ecurity

*Anti-Dubai Port Deal [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Articles.Detail&Editorial_id=50|title=Jeff Miller on Dubai Port Deal]
*Pro-defense spending [ [http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=3 Jeff Miller on Defense] (That region of the Gulf Coast has several military bases)]
*Pro-increased veterans' benefits [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=7|title=Jeff Miller on Veterans' Benefits]
*Supports continued U.S. military involvement in Iraq [cite web|url=http://www.ontheissues.org/FL/Jeff_Miller_War_+_Peace.htm|title=Jeff Miller on War & Peace|publisher=ontheissues.org]

Economics

*Pro-making President Bush's tax cuts permanent [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=5|title=Jeff Miller on Taxes]
*Pro-Social Security reform/privitization [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=16|title=Jeff Miller on Social Security] "(see Social Security debate (United States))"
*Pro-media diversification [ [http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=28 Jeff Miller on Telecommunications] states that he supported [http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h108-2052 H.R. 2052: Preservation of Localism, Program Diversity, and Competition in Television Broadcast Service Act] ]
*On the fence regarding Internet radio and webcasting [cite web|url=http://www.elscottharrell.com/2007/05/congressman_jef.html|title=Jeff Miller on Internet Radio]
*Anti-"A la carte" cable television [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=28|title=Jeff Miller on Telecommunications]
*Anti-farm subsidies — Voted against the farm bill [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=19|title=Jeff Miller on Agriculture]
*Pro-free trade [Voted Aye on DR-CAFTA: [http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-3045 H.R. 3045: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act] ]

Military Commissions Act

*Pro-military tribunals for detainees [Voted Aye on [http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-3930 S. 3930: Military Commissions Act of 2006] ]

cience and Education

*Pro-education vouchers [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=8|title=Jeff Miller on Education]
*Anti-human embryonic stem cell research [Voted Nay on [http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-810 H.R. 810: Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005] ]

Energy and the Environment

*Pro-business
*Pro-drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=4|title=Jeff Miller on the Environment]
*Anti-offshore drilling in Gulf of Mexico [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=15|title=Jeff Miller on Offshore Drilling]

Foreign Policy

*Anti-United Nations [cite web|url=http://www.gulf1.com/elected/miller/0222a.htm|title=Jeff Miller on the United Nations]

ocial Policy

*Pro-life [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=11|title=Jeff Miller on Abortion]
*Anti-church and state separation [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=13|title=Jeff Miller on the Judiciary]
*Pro-Immigration reform (i.e., reducing illegal immigration) [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=18|title=Jeff Miller on Immigration]
*Pro-NRA / Anti-gun control [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=29|title=Jeff Miller on 2nd Amendment Rights]

Politics and Law

*Anti-house ethics rules [ [http://www.dccc.org/houseofscandal/members/JeffMillerFL-1.html Just how tangled up in the GOP Culture of Corruption is Jeff Miller?] ]
*Anti-lobbying reform [Voted Nay on [http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr109-648 H. Res. 648: To eliminate floor privileges and access to Member exercise facilities for registered lobbyists...] ]
*Pro-cutting congressmembers' pay [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=PressReleases.Detail&PressRelease_id=137|title=Jeff Miller on Government Reform]
*Pro-medical malpractice reform [cite web|url=http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=9|title=Jeff Miller on Healthcare]

Electoral History

*2001 Special House Election — Florida 1st District
**Jeff Miller (R) 66%
**Steve Briese (D) 28%
**John G. Ralls, Jr. (NPA) 6%
*2002 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
**Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 74%
**Bert Oram (D), 26%
*2004 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
**Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 76%
**Mark Coutu (D), 24%
*2006 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
**Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 69%
**Joe Roberts (D), 30%

Position on 2008 "Bailout"

On September 29, 2008, Miller voted against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008cite web|title= Bailout Roll Call | url= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/29/bailout.rollcall.0929.pdf| date= 2008-09-29 Retrieved on September 29, 2008]

References

External links

* [http://jeffmiller.house.gov/ Congressman Jeff Miller] official U.S. House site
* [http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Jeff_Miller Profile] at SourceWatch Congresspedia


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