Candice Miller

Candice Miller

MICHIGAN's 10th DISTRICT

Huron County’s Laker Schools to Receive $1.83 Million Grant from Department of Education

2014/09/25

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that, as part of its School Climate Transformation Grant Program, it will be awarding the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port School District (known as the Laker Schools) a grant totaling $1.83 million over five years that will be dedicated to hiring mental health experts at its elementary school. “This grant, one of only three awarded in Michigan, will undoubtedly go a long way to help Laker Elementary enhance the mental health services they provide their students,” Miller stated. “Statistics show that recognizing and responding to early signs of mental illness significantly increase the success rates of treatment.”    “This will allow us to build an even more positive school climate, a safer school environment and put more professional feet on the ground to meet the needs of our kids,” said Laker Elementary School Principal and grant applicant Kathy Dickens. The School Climate Transformation Grant Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education, is intended to provide school districts with funds to be used to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for implementing evidence-based, multi-tiered behavioral frameworks for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for students. For more information, please visit the Department of Education online: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/schoolclimatelea/index.html   ### Read More

Rep. Miller Applauds $195,310 Grant for Renovations in Marine City

2014/09/24

Harrison Township, MI – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the announcement that the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a grant totaling $195,310 for façade improvements for three buildings in downtown Marine City.  The façade improvements will be made to the Snug Theater, the Riviera Restaurant and one additional vacant building downtown.     “The recent development and renovations downtown, like the restoration of its historic Town Hall building and the new Snug Theater, which attracts professional theatre groups and has made Marine City a destination with its great plays, have helped revive the city’s economic vitality,” said Rep. Miller. “This grant will help keep that positive momentum going and support the continued rejuvenation of a city with great historic charm.”   The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) was created in 1984 to promote economic development and create jobs in Michigan.  For more information about MSF, please visit them online: http://www.michiganbusiness.org/michigan-strategic-fund-msf/   ## Read More

Rep. Miller Joins Local County Sheriffs for Roundtable

2014/09/23

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Rep. Candice Miller’s Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

2014/09/23

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Vice Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, issued the following statement on the U.S. airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria:  “There is no question that ISIL and other al-Qaeda affiliates have found a safe haven in Syria and pose a direct threat to vital American interests and those of our allies, both in the region and around the world.  The recent strikes within Syria have served notice that no longer will the United States and our allies allow any safe haven for these barbaric terrorists.  I thank the brave Americans who carried out these needed attacks and pray for their safety as they continue the fight.”   ### Read More

Rep. Miller Celebrates Anniversary of George Washington Laying Cornerstone of U.S. Capitol Building

2014/09/18

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) celebrated the anniversary of George Washington laying the cornerstone to the U.S. Capitol Building, which took place on September 18th, 1793. “On this day in 1793, President George Washington crossed the Potomac River where he was met by brass bands, an artillery company, and a delegation of Freemasons. Together, they paraded from the construction site of the White House to the construction site of the Capitol building, where he laid the cornerstone to the U.S. Capitol, this country’s most iconic feature,” Miller noted on today’s anniversary. “Every time I see our Capitol, it reminds me why I’m here and what a great country this is.  I look up at the dome and see democracy, freedom, and the values that define this nation and make it the best democracy in the world. It is, truly, the People’s House. And, like America, it has a great story to tell. Its construction even continues today as its dome, at 150 years of age, undergoes a major restoration project that will help ensure it remains a beacon of America’s democracy.”     According to the Architect of the Capitol, President Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in the building's southeast corner on September 18, 1793, with Masonic ceremonies. Work progressed under the direction of three architects. The Capitol that we see today is the result of several major periods of construction; it stands as a monument to the ingenuity, determination and skill of the American people. For more information about the construction of the U.S. Capitol and the ongoing restoration project, please visit the Architect’s website: http://www.aoc.gov/   ### Read More

U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards Grants Totaling Over $200,000 to Local Businesses for Renewable Energy and Energy-Saving Projects

2014/09/18

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that, as part of its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), it will be awarding seven agricultural businesses in the 10th Congressional District with grants totaling over $200,000 to advance their renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. “Every day, American agribusinesses are using ingenuity and innovation to improve efficiency and reduce their reliance on our precious natural resources,” Miller stated. “This grant will certainly help advance the important energy-saving projects in Michigan’s Thumb.”    “This grant will make it possible to invest in more energy-efficient systems that reduce our overhead and reliance on scarce resources like propane,” said Jeff Parr, a Sanilac County farmer who is receiving a grant for $50,000 for an energy-efficient grain dryer initiative. There were seven grant recipients in Michigan’s 10th Congressional District that received a total of $210,167 dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for energy projects ranging from LED lighting to solar and geothermal projects. A full list of recipients is available online: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/supportdocuments/rdREAPProjectsSept2014.pdf The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and small businesses in rural America to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems; make energy efficiency improvements to non-residential buildings and facilities; use renewable technologies that reduce energy consumption; and participate in energy audits, renewable energy development assistance, and feasibility studies. More information about the study can be found online: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/bcp_reapreseei.html.    ### Read More

Rep. Miller Honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB

2014/09/18

Washington – This week, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) was named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for her outstanding voting record in the 113th Congress in support of America’s small business owners: “Between 1993 and 2013, small businesses accounted for 63 percent of new jobs created in the U.S.,” Miller stated. “Their contribution to our economic vitality and ingenuity is indisputable, and Congress must work to prevent overreaching regulatory burdens that stifle their ability to operate and grow.  I appreciate this recognition and pledge to continue to work with my colleagues to support America’s small businesses.”  NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Miller for supporting small business. “The record shows that Rep. Miller is a true champion of small business, supporting the votes that matter in the 113th Congress,” said Danner. “This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”   ### Read More

House Passes Measure to Require Audit of Federal Reserve

2014/09/18

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement after the House overwhelmingly passed legislation she cosponsored, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2014 (H.R. 24), that directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an audit of the U.S. Federal Reserve: “As the central banking system of the U.S., the Federal Reserve is one of the most important pillars of our economy.  Unfortunately, it operates in secrecy, denying public access to basic information pertaining to its monetary policy decisions, which have an immense impact on every American. It creates money out of thin air, it can make purchases of questionable assets, and it can loan hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign governments and central banks – all out of the sight of the American people and their elected representatives. “Yesterday, the House passed an important measure that would add much needed transparency and accountability to the Federal Reserve’s operations by requiring the GAO to audit the agency and present its finding to Congress and the American people. “Public transparency and accountability are fundamental to our liberty and free society where the people rule, and the primary agency that manages U.S. monetary policy should not be an exemption. I urge our colleagues in the Senate to join us in supporting this bill, which provides for a long overdue audit of the Federal Reserve.” The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2014 (H.R. 24)  requires the Comptroller General (GAO) to complete an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Banks within 12 months of the bill’s enactment.  It also requires the Comptroller General to submit to Congress, within 90 days of completing the audit, a detailed report of its findings and conclusions.  Finally, it repeals certain limitations currently in place that prevent Congress from reviewing how the Reserve manages its delegated authority. This bill previously passed in the 112th Congress by a vote of 327-98. ### Read More

House Passes Resolution to Arm and Train Syrian Forces Fighting ISIL

2014/09/17

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Vice Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, issued the following statement after House passage of a resolution that provides the President with temporary authorization to arm and train Syrian fighters to assist in the effort to defeat ISIL:   “The evil the world has seen perpetrated by ISIL over the course of the last year has shown that ISIL is a clear and present danger to the vital national interests of the United States of America, and those of our allies in the region, and across the world.  ISIL has murdered innocent civilians, including ancient Christian communities and other religious minorities that refused to submit to their mandate to convert or die.  We have also seen two innocent American journalists beheaded simply for trying to share the news of the atrocities happening in that part of the world.  “ISIL has spread its message of hate using modern technology to recruit many fighters from nations across the world, including our allies in Europe and even right here in America.  Simply put, ISIL must be confronted and destroyed. “All of this is why I, today, supported a House resolution that gives President Obama the authority to allow members of the U.S. armed forces to train and arm Syrian opposition fighters to assist in the effort to defeat ISIL. I also urge the President to continue working to build a broad coalition of nations from across the world, particularly our Middle Eastern allies, to assist in the effort to defeat ISIL and continue to work with the representatives of the American people in Congress to gain the appropriate authority to accomplish this important mission. “The effort to defeat and destroy ISIL will not be easy and will not be done quickly. We in Congress have a responsibility to work with our Commander-in-Chief to make certain the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces and those of our allies will succeed.” ### Read More

Huron County’s Laker Schools to Receive $100,000 Grant from HHS

2014/09/17

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement that, as part of its Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grant Program, it will be awarding the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port School District (known as the Laker Schools) a grant totaling $100,000. “Mental illness can be a very serious condition, and it impacts local communities across the country,” Miller stated. “This grant, which will help train teachers and other youth leaders in Huron County to identify and respond to signs of mental illness, is important to building the community engagement needed to ensure early intervention and treatment.”  “Lakers will share this $100,000 grant with all Huron County educators, emergency respondents, and any other group that works with youth to receive mental health first aid training,” said Laker Elementary School Principal and grant applicant Kathy Dickens. “Our goal is to train at least 250 professionals over the next two years.” The Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grant Program, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, is intended to provide funding to support programs for substance use disorders and mental illness. For more information, please visit HHS online: http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants     ### Read More

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Representative Candice Miller’s career in public service reflects a long history of efficiency and cost effectiveness – from her early roots on the Harrison Township Board of Trustees, to her current responsibilities representing Michigan’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Representative Miller is currently serving her sixth term after first being elected to office in November 2002.  In addition to representing the views of Michigan’s 10th Congressional District in the Halls of Congress, Representative Miller serves as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration; currently serving as the only woman chair of a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  She serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, as well as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security; and is a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  Representative Miller is also a member of the Deputy Whip Team.  In Congress, Representative Miller has been a leader on protecting the Great Lakes and promoting Michigan industry

Prior to her election to Congress, Representative Miller served two successful terms as Michigan’s Secretary of State.  Miller made dramatically improving customer service the hallmark of her administration and her work was recognized by the voters in 1998 when she was overwhelmingly re-elected, winning every county in the state and becoming the first statewide elected official to achieve a margin of victory of over 1,000,000 votes.  Her leadership not only led to improved services in Secretary of State Branch Offices, but also in the administration of elections.  Following the disputed 2000 election, the Ford – Carter Commission on National Election Reform cited Michigan’s Qualified Voter File, pioneered by Miller, as a national model, and also began the process of implementing a statewide uniform voting system.  All of her election reforms helped to reinforce Michigan’s reputation for free, fair, and open elections.

Representative Miller’s career in public service began when she was elected to the Harrison Township Board of Trustees in 1979.  Only one year later, she was elected Harrison Township Supervisor, becoming the youngest Supervisor in her township’s history, the first Republican since the Great Depression, and the first woman ever elected to the post.  During her 12 years as Supervisor, Harrison Township experienced explosive growth as she held the line on taxes and streamlining government to allow for job creation; all the while being hailed for doing so in an environmentally sensible manner.  In 1992 she was elected Macomb County Treasurer becoming the first Republican to win a countywide office in Macomb County in more than 60 years.

She and her husband, Retired Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Donald Miller, continue to reside in Harrison Township.  Judge Miller formerly served as Colonel in the Air National Guard.  He flew missions in Vietnam and was the base commander at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.  They have one daughter.

For the 113th Congress, Representative Miller was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration (CHA), and is currently serving as the only woman chair of a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  CHA was established in 1947 and is charged with the oversight of federal elections and the day-to-day operations of the House of Representatives.

The Committee has the responsibility to ensure that the House of Representatives runs in an effective and efficient manner which is vital as we work to meet the many challenges facing this great nation.  Most importantly, this committee has jurisdiction over the federal election process, and as Chairman, Representative Miller is committed to making certain that the Committee enacts rules to ensure our nation continues to have open, free and fair elections.

Representative Miller’s past record and work experience as Chief Elections Officer during her time as Michigan’s Secretary of State will assist in accomplishing the many challenges set before our nation and ensuring that America effectively leads in the area of elections as that is the foundation for our democracy.

Representative Miller has served on the House Committee on Homeland Security since March 2008.  Representative Miller is currently serving as Vice Chair of the full House Committee on Homeland Security, and will continue to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Securityfor the 113th Congress, a position she has held since January 2011.  She is also serving as a member of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.

The federal government’s first and foremost responsibility is to provide for our national defense, and our common defense begins with a secure homeland.  The Committee is charged oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ensuring the primary focus remains on the protection of the American people.

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Representative Miller has exercised effective oversight and created legislative efforts to ensure our nation’s borders are adequately secured against illegal immigration, drug and human smuggling, as well as the exploitation of the legitimate visa process.  During her tenure as Chairman in the 112th Congress, Representative Miller crafted important oversight legislation, such as to require DHS to produce a plan to secure the border and ensure the right mix of manpower, technology, and infrastructure is implemented to meeting the mission of a secure border.  In addition, Representative Miller crafted legislation to increase oversight over the maritime security mission of DHS, as well as strengthening maritime security at home and abroad as we trade with our trusted partners.

Within her roles on the Committee in the 113th Congress, Representative Miller will continue to push needed legislation that will ensure we implement strong protections for our borders and global supply chain.  Our nation’s borders can and must be secured, and her goal will be to see that DHS is making progress to confront the threats of terrorism, cyber security, and mismanagement of the Department in these areas vital to our national security and continuing to work towards a secure border and a safer homeland.

Michigan’s 10th Congressional District is a border district.  It is home to the Blue Water Bridge which is the second busiest commercial border crossing on the northern tier, Selfridge Air National Guard Base which has expanding missions in the area of homeland security, Coast Guard stations at Selfridge, Port Huron, and Harbor Beach, it borders Chemical Valley which is one of the largest collections of petro-chemical operations in North America, the CN Rail Tunnel which is the busiest rail artery in the U.S., and is where the genesis of important trade arteries interstates I-94 and I-69.

Miller has focused her efforts on building a stronger presence of homeland security assets at Selfridge, enhancing the security of our airways, roadways, railways, and waterways, in addition to securing our food and water supplies by enhancing Northern Border security.

The Committee on Homeland Security was established in 2002 to provide congressional oversight for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and better protect the American people against a possible terrorist attack.  Many of the programs at Selfridge and the armed service reserves throughout the 10th Congressional District fall under the purview of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  The Committee on Homeland Security provides oversight for the department and handles issues dealing with transportation security, border and port security, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security, and science and technology, emergency preparedness, emerging threats, intelligence and information sharing, investigations, and management and procurement.

In 2007, Representative Miller was appointed to the full House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  Representative Miller is also a member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, as well as the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.  Representative Miller is the only member from Michigan serving on this Committee, and takes seriously the need to advocate on behalf of Michigan to ensure that the state is returned its fair share of tax dollars for many infrastructure needs.  She believes that all avenues of transportation, whether on land or on the sea, are important to improve, maintain, and support surrounding economic growth.

Michigan’s 10th Congressional District is host to the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, MI which is the second most traveled border crossing in North America.  It is a vital component of economic expansion, not just for the district, but for the region, state, and nation.  This Committee allows her to offer enhanced oversight and influences to ensure this portal and others like it receive the federal attention they need and deserve.

The Committee also holds jurisdiction over water quality issues. Throughout her career in public service, protecting the Great Lakes has been one of Representative Miller’s principal advocacies.  She is a vocal proponent for policy designed to preserve and protect Michigan’s most cherished natural resource.

The Committee has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads.  The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation.

The Committee’s broad oversight portfolio includes many federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard, Amtrak, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the General Services Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others.


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