Committee on House Administration

Candice Miller

Rep. Gregg Harper Selected as Chair of the Committee on House Administration

2016/12/02

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today made the following statement upon being appointed the new Chairman of the Committee on House Administration for the 115th Congress.

Chairman Harper said: “I am so honored that Speaker Ryan has trusted me to take on the responsibilities of Chairman of the Committee on House Administration. As the Committee that oversees the operations of the House of Representatives, I will work hard to ensure that the institution runs in an effective and efficient manner as we tackle the challenges facing our country. I look forward to working with this upcoming Congress and the new Administration as we enact real change toward building a Better Way for a Confident America.”

Chairman Candice Miller congratulated Chairman Harper on his appointment: “I sincerely congratulate Gregg Harper on his appointment as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration. Gregg’s prior service on the Committee and tenure in the House of Representatives will be an invaluable asset as he leads the Committee as Chairman and helps to guide our Institution forward. This Committee has the responsibility to ensure that the House runs in an effective and efficient manner, and I am confident he will meet these challenges and responsibilities over the next two years. I applaud Speaker Ryan on making this important appointment and I wish Gregg all the best as he takes on this chairmanship.”

In Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement of Chairman Harper’s appointment, the Speaker said: “It is such a privilege to appoint my friend and colleague Gregg Harper as chairman of the Committee on House Administration. His experience, sense of fairness, and good nature will serve the committee and the country well. I look forward to working with Gregg as we strive to meet the highest standards of stewardship on behalf of the American people.” 

Chairman Harper is currently serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives after having been first elected to Congress in November of 2008. 

Note: The Committee on House Administration was established in 1947 and is charged with the oversight of federal elections and the day-to-day operations of the House of Representatives.

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Chairman Miller Welcomes Freshman Class of 115th Congress

2016/11/16

115th Freshman Class of the U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI) welcomed the Freshman Class of the 115th Congress. The Committee is responsible for hosting the U.S. House of Representatives’ New Member Orientation program to prepare Members-elect for their transition to congressional service. Chairman Miller issued the following statement:

“My Committee has the distinct honor of welcoming the Freshman Class of the 115th Congress to Washington, D.C. to participate in the New Member Orientation program. As Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, one of my primary responsibilities is hosting New Member Orientation and helping Members-elect transition to their congressional service as a Member of Congress. Our orientation program is designed to assist these individuals with the mechanics of the official position, which includes setting up D.C. and District offices, hiring staff, and learning the rules and procedures of the House. We want to ensure they have the resources they need and are ready to serve their constituents from the moment they are sworn into office.

“The 115th Freshman Class is made up of individuals who bring to the House a number of talents, points-of-view, and enthusiasm for engaging on the tough issues affecting our country. I wish the Members-elect well as they focus on serving their constituents and working with their colleagues to lead our nation forward.”

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Updated day/time: Markup on a Supplemental Funding Resolution of Original Jurisdiction

2016/11/14

************************************************************************COMMITTEE MARKUP ************************************************************************ Updated notice below:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:45pm 1310 Longworth House Office BuildingCommittee Business Meeting A Supplemental Funding Resolution of Original Jurisdiction

Additional information will be available via the Committee Repository.

If you have any questions, please contact the Committee at (202) 225-8281. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact C. Maggie Moore at (202) 225-8281, 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.  

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New Representative Display Installed in Rayburn Tunnel

2016/10/26

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI) today praised the installation of a reproduction of the commemorative quarters issued by the U.S. Mint depicting the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories on the walls of the tunnel between Rayburn House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol.  Miller said:

“The new display installed in the tunnel leading into the U.S. Capitol Building is one that celebrates each corner of our nation.  It is truly a representative display that I hope will be a reminder of all the values that unite us as Americans for years to come.  I sincerely thank the U.S. Mint for their assistance with the prints of each commemorative quarter, as well as the Architect of the Capitol’s work installing this new display in the Rayburn Tunnel.”

Commemorative quarters display in the Rayburn Tunnel

In September, Chairman Miller previewed the new display for offices in the House, stating that, “each of these quarters will serve as a reminder of the ideals, landmarks, and unique identities that represent each state, while also highlighting the core values of freedom, liberty, and self-determination that unite us all.”

Chairman Miller’s full remarks:“Earlier this year, I announced that a new display will be placed on the walls of the tunnel between the Rayburn House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol upon the completion of the tunnel’s renovation.  Prior to the renovation, a flag from each state was on display through the tunnel. However, given the controversy surrounding confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display.  This new display will be comprised of a print of the commemorative coin from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and each of the territories.  Each of these quarters will serve as a reminder of the ideals, landmarks, and unique identities that represent each state, while also highlighting the core values of freedom, liberty, and self-determination that unite us all. 

“It is our freedoms, like the right to free speech and the right to assemble, that ignite the conversations and debates that lead to eventual solutions and the advancement of this nation – the greatest in the world.  Congress is where our nation’s different perspectives come together as one so that we can find common ground for the common good.  It’s our nation’s original motto engraved into the back of each of these coins that will be on display, E pluribus unum – out of many one – a motto that truly embodies the spirit of our great nation.

“Here is the coin that represents my home state of Michigan.  As the Great Lakes State, our identity is deeply rooted in our great maritime culture and utmost respect for our magnificent Great Lakes.  Just as Michigan’s quarter tells the unique story of my home state, each individual state coin will tell its own, coming together to portray our collective story of democracy, independence, and resolve that is uniquely American.  God Bless America.”

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House Admin Congratulates Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress

2016/09/14

Chairman Miller with Dr. Hayden

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI), Ranking Member Robert Brady (D-PA), and Joint Committee on the Library Vice-Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement congratulating Dr. Carla Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress:

“We congratulate Dr. Carla Hayden as she marks the beginning of her service as the 14th Librarian of Congress.  As Dr. Hayden works to lead the Library into the future, our Committee looks forward to working with her and her staff to keep the tradition of collecting, preserving, and offering a vast collection of educational resources. Additionally, we extend our gratitude to David Mao who served as Acting Librarian, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to the Library’s mission during the past year. 

“Today is a historic day for the Library; an institution which stands as a steadfast symbol of learning and democracy.  We wish Dr. Hayden the best in the days and years to come.”

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Miller Previews New Display for Rayburn Tunnel

2016/09/07

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI) today highlighted the new display planned for the walls of the tunnel between Rayburn House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol as a preview for offices in the House.  In the video previewing the new display, Miller said:

Miller previews new display

“Earlier this year, I announced that a new display will be placed on the walls of the tunnel between the Rayburn House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol upon the completion of the tunnel’s renovation.  Prior to the renovation, a flag from each state was on display through the tunnel. However, given the controversy surrounding confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display.  This new display will be comprised of a print of the commemorative coin from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and each of the territories.  Each of these quarters will serve as a reminder of the ideals, landmarks, and unique identities that represent each state, while also highlighting the core values of freedom, liberty, and self-determination that unite us all. 

“It is our freedoms, like the right to free speech and the right to assemble, that ignite the conversations and debates that lead to eventual solutions and the advancement of this nation – the greatest in the world.  Congress is where our nation’s different perspectives come together as one so that we can find common ground for the common good.  It’s our nation’s original motto engraved into the back of each of these coins that will be on display, E pluribus unum – out of many one – a motto that truly embodies the spirit of our great nation.

“Here is the coin that represents my home state of Michigan.  As the Great Lakes State, our identity is deeply rooted in our great maritime culture and utmost respect for our magnificent Great Lakes.  Just as Michigan’s quarter tells the unique story of my home state, each individual state coin will tell its own, coming together to portray our collective story of democracy, independence, and resolve that is uniquely American.  God Bless America.”

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Miller: Paper Ballots Most Tried and True Method to Protect Integrity of Election System

2016/09/01

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI), and former Michigan Secretary of State, issued the following statement regarding the recent reports of cyberattacks on Illinois’ and Arizona’s state voter registration databases: 

“A chief responsibility of our Committee is conducting oversight of our nation’s federal elections – a responsibility that I take very seriously.  Any potential security breach of a state’s voter registration system or database causes great concern. 

“As the former chief election official for the state of Michigan, I have learned, firsthand, about the difficulties and challenges related to election administration and vote count accuracy, and I have long believed that the best, most secure method of voting is with tried and true paper ballots and the use of opti-scan machines – a belief underscored by the recent hacking of state systems.  A paper ballot cast by an eligible voter ensures the accuracy and auditability of each vote and allows for election officials to easily verify and recount vote tallies should there be any question of the vote accuracy.  Furthermore, paper ballots greatly limit the threat of security breaches affecting the vote count. 

“Today, with more and more cyber warfare being initiated by hostile actors, we face ever-increasing risks associated with electronic systems, especially given budgetary restrictions challenging states’ ability to properly maintain and protect them against hackers.  Absent the ability to guarantee the integrity of our electronic systems, states need to employ systems that give voters the assurances they deserve.  Our Democracy depends on an elections process that is open to all eligible voters, auditable, and secure.”

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Statement on Carla Hayden Confirmed as 14th Librarian of Congress

2016/07/13

WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI), Ranking Member Robert Brady (D-PA), and Joint Committee on the Library Vice-Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote confirming Dr. Carla Hayden to serve as the next Librarian of Congress:

“We congratulate Dr. Carla Hayden on her confirmation to serve as the 14th Librarian of Congress.  The Librarian is trusted with overseeing one of our nation’s most treasured institutions; an institution that is deeply rooted in the tradition of advancing knowledge throughout the world.  We look forward to working with Dr. Hayden as she leads the Library and undertakes the important task of collecting, preserving, and dispersing a vast collection of educational resources for today’s generation and the generations to come.”

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Miller Statement on Speaker’s Selection of Phil Kiko as House CAO

2016/07/13

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI) issued the following statement on the Speaker’s selection of Phil Kiko as the next U.S. House of Representatives’ Chief Administrative Officer (CAO): 

“I fully support the Speaker’s choice of Phil Kiko for the position of CAO.  Over the years, Phil has faithfully served the House working in Member and Committee offices, and previously worked in the CAO’s office.  His nearly four decades of experience combined with his understanding of House operations and steadfast commitment to the Congress make him the ideal candidate for the job.  I congratulate Phil on his appointment as CAO and thank him for his continued dedication to the House and its employees.”

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Committee Hearing: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Revitalization

2016/06/15

***********************************************************************COMMITTEE HEARING*********************************************************

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

10:30 a.m.

1310 Longworth House Office Building

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Revitalization

The Committee on House Administration, led by Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI), will hold a hearing on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 1310 of the Longworth House Office Building entitled: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Revitalization.  The Committee will receive an update on the current renovation plans to revitalize the National Air and Space Museum from Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton and Undersecretary for Finance and Administration Albert Horvath.  

Additional information for the Hearing via the Committee Repository.

If you have any questions, please contact the Committee at (202) 225-8281.Persons requiring special accommodations should contact C. Maggie Moore at (202) 225-8281, 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.

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Membership

Barbara Comstock

VIRGINIA's 10th DISTRICT

Rodney L. Davis

ILLINOIS' 13th DISTRICT

Gregg Harper

MISSISSIPPI's 3rd DISTRICT

Candice Miller

MICHIGAN's 10th DISTRICT

Rich Nugent

FLORIDA's 11th DISTRICT

Mark Walker

NORTH CAROLINA's 6th DISTRICT

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