Candice Miller

Candice Miller

MICHIGAN's 10th DISTRICT

Rep. Miller Congratulates John Dingell on Presidential Medal of Freedom

2014/11/24

WASHINGTON D.C.  – Today, Rep. Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement congratulating Rep. John Dingell (MI-12) for being honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his service to this nation: “I want to congratulate my colleague John Dingell who, today, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation's highest honor for a civilian.  John Dingell has lived a truly incredible life, having been on the floor of the House as a page listening to President Roosevelt asking for a declaration of war against Japan; to serving as a soldier in that war; to serving for 59 years in the House – helping to pass the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act; presiding over the House for the creation of Medicare; to authoring the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.   And John Dingell has always been a warrior for Michigan and our auto industry.” “John has always been a man of great honor and respectful of our democratic system.  I congratulate him on this well-earned honor.” About the Presidential Medal of Freedom: Established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, the Presidential Medal of Freedom serves as the nation’s highest civilian honor awarded to those who have made especially extraordinary contributions to our country and the world. Since its inception, more than 500 people, including activists, songwriters, actors, and public servants, have received the award for their exceptional impact on our nation.   ### Read More

Rep. Miller Reinforces Need to Pass Legislation to Strengthen Border Security

2014/11/21

WASHINGTON D.C.  – Today, Rep. 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 reinforcing the need to strengthen border security: “Last night, with zero regard for the popular will of the American people, who have rejected his policies on immigration, the President took it upon himself to grant amnesty to millions of immigrants here illegally.  This action, like the President’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program that contributed to this summer’s surge of unaccompanied minors crossing our southern border, is certain to increase the number of those seeking refuge in the U.S. illegally and underscores the urgent need to improve our border security. “Last year, the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee introduced legislation that included a strategic plan for improving our border security with specific metrics on achieving operational control of our borders. The legislation unanimously passed the Subcommittee and the full Committee with broad bipartisan support. To address the urgent need to improve our border security, I plan to work with Committee Chairman, Rep. Michael McCaul, and my colleagues on Homeland, from both sides of the aisle, to refine the legislation. “The President challenged Congress to pass a bill, and I fully intend to work to pass border security legislation as soon as Congress reconvenes in January. If we pass this bill, I would then challenge President Obama to sign it and prove he is serious about the American people's top priority on the immigration issue, which is the need to secure our border."   ### Read More

Rep. Miller Presents Billy Joel with Gershwin Prize

2014/11/21

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Rep. Miller: President’s Action Shows Complete Disregard for Will of American People

2014/11/21

WASHINGTON D.C.  – Today, Rep. 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 the President announced executive action to grant amnesty to millions of immigrants illegally residing in the United States: “There is no question that our system of immigration is broken and needs to be fixed, starting with securing our borders.  But, President Obama’s action today to provide amnesty to millions of people residing in our country illegally goes far beyond the powers granted to him in our constitutional system of government and should not stand. “When discussing this issue in January of 2013, President Obama himself said, ‘the problem is that I’m the President of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States.  My job is to execute the laws that are passed.’  In fact, President Obama has stated publicly on 22 separate occasions that he lacked the authority to take the action he took today.   Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives the authority to Congress, ‘to establish a uniform rule of naturalization’ and Article 2, Section 3 states the President, ‘shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’  With this action, the President has usurped role of Congress to make the law and violates the President’s responsibility to make certain the laws are faithfully executed. “The truly unfortunate fact for those who want to fix our immigration system is that, by taking this action, the President has further eroded the trust of the American people and their representatives in Congress that he can be counted on to follow the laws that are passed which makes finding a workable and permanent solution much more difficult. “The President’s actions today have a complete disregard not only for our Constitution, but also for the will of the people expressed at the ballot box just weeks ago.  I find it simply unbelievable that someone who is supposed to be leading and uniting our nation would take an action which guarantees further political division and disruption.  Going forward, Congress will use all of the powers granted by the Constitution, including the power of the purse, to find solutions. “The President has decided to cause a political crisis instead of working with the Congress to find common ground and a solution that will secure our borders and strengthen our immigration system.  We, in Congress, will also not let this provocation distract us from moving forward on other important issues on behalf of the American people, including reforming our tax code to get our economy moving, establishing a national energy policy to grow jobs and lower costs, removing regulatory red tape that stifles new job creation, and making certain that our nation is secure.  That is the agenda the American people want, and we will continue to advance that agenda.” ### Read More

Chairman Miller on House Holiday Greeting Policy

2014/11/20

WASHINGTON – Today, Candice Miller (MI-10), Chairman of the Committee on House Administration and the Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards (Franking Commission), reminded Members of the House about the House policy allowing for the incidental use of holiday greetings, such as “Merry Christmas,” in constituent communications.  Last year, at the direction of Chairman Miller, the Commission adopted a new policy permitting Members to include holiday salutations in communications to constituents during the holiday season.  “When I assumed the Chairmanship of the House’s Franking Commission, the prohibition on simple holiday greetings stood out to me as extreme and unwarranted, which is why I implemented a new commonsense policy that allows Members to include incidental holiday wishes in their communications with constituents,” Miller said. “Now, the franking regulations allow for polite holiday greetings while still guarding taxpayers from any misuse of official funds.” Background: Prior to the rule change in December of 2013, Members were prohibited from including a holiday salutation, even incidental, in any constituent correspondence no matter how ordinary such language may have been.  While all communications sent with official resources must still be about official business and comply with additional content rules, Members may now add an incidental “Happy Thanksgiving,” “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” etc. ### Read More

Rep. Miller shares pipeline concerns

2014/11/18

As most residents of our region are well aware, federal regulators are currently considering a proposal from a Texas-based company to construct a natural gas pipeline that would traverse southeast Michigan and terminate in Ontario. The plan currently calls for 800 miles of pipeline — including more than 200 miles in Michigan — connecting gas fields in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to a processing facility near Sarnia. Preliminary maps released by the company for the ET Rover Pipeline show it crossing southern Lapeer County, the northeast corner of Macomb County and bisecting St. Clair County before crossing into Canada. Since plans for ET Rover were announced earlier this year, hundreds of area residents have turned out at informational meetings sponsored by the pipeline company and local government officials. Similarly, hundreds of constituents in the 10th congressional district have contacted my office with concerns about the impact of the proposed pipeline on public safety, private property and sensitive agricultural and environmental land. Those apprehensions are justified, and have prompted local elected officials, including the Lapeer County Commission, to approve resolutions opposing the pipeline. I share their concerns and have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to carefully consider them as it reviews public comments on the proposal prior to what is expected to be a formal application from ET Rover in January. In a letter to FERC Secretary Kimberly Bose (Oct. 30) I posed a series of questions that I believe the agency must address before making its decision: • Will the pipeline be built through productive farm land and sensitive wetlands? • Will the pipeline use existing easements and minimize the loss of private property? • Are the project sponsors taking necessary steps to ensure the safety of residents who live in the vicinity of the pipeline? Until these questions are thoroughly explored and answered, FERC should not approve the application for this new pipeline. The development of new domestic energy sources such as the shale gas which would be shipped through ET Rover has been, in many ways, a boon to our economy and national security. Abundant natural gas keeps prices in check for us to heat our homes and power our prosperity. It also reduces our reliance on energy producers from abroad, including those who are hostile to us. But it is also in our national interest to protect the safety of our citizens and our natural resources, especially the Great Lakes which literally define the state we love. I promise to keep that obligation paramount as the ET Rover review process unfolds, and pledge to press federal regulators and the pipeline company to do the same. If you are interested in adding your voice to the deliberations, FERC is accepting comments on its website (ferc.gov) under docket no. PF 14-14. ET Rover has also designated a contact for those in our area with specific questions about the project — Ryan Schnepp, at 202-628-1010 or rdschnepp@sunocoinc.com. ### Read More

Governor Christie Addresses New GOP House Members at Chairman’s Luncheon

2014/11/17

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Rep. Miller Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline, Again

2014/11/14

WASHINGTON D.C.  – Today, Rep. Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 5682, legislation approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: “Today, for the 9th time in the past 6 years, the House passed legislation to force the long overdue construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will create tens of thousands of jobs – immediately – at zero cost to American taxpayers.  “As we have seen throughout history and across the globe, energy independence is directly related to national security and economic stability, and the President’s insistence on delaying the pipeline’s construction is simply irresponsible.  Americans from both sides of the aisle agree – it’s time to approve the pipeline.”   ### Read More

Chairman Miller Welcomes Freshman Class of 114th Congress

2014/11/13

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Rep. Miller Presents Certificate of Congressional Recognition to Macomb County Marine Reserve Unit

2014/11/12

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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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