Candice Miller

Candice Miller

MICHIGAN's 10th DISTRICT

Rep. Miller Applauds YanFeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, Inc. for Tax Credit to Create an Additional 519 Jobs

2014/07/23

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the Michigan Strategic Fund’s tax credit amendment allowing YanFeng USA Automotive Trim System’s creation of an addition 519 jobs and location expansion to the City of Warren. “This expansion is excellent for Harrison Township and the City of Warren,” Rep. Miller stated. “I applaud YanFeng USA’s expansion, and I believe it will have a positive economic impact on the community.” YanFeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, Inc. offers manufacturing, welding, assembly of automotive components and delivery services to U.S. automotive OEMs. In 2010, it was awarded a 7-year tax credit for the opening of their new facility in Harrison Township and its creation of 131 new jobs. Its continued expansion has earned it multiple new contracts. 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 Applauds $507,000 for Magna Interior Trim Components

2014/07/23

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the Michigan Strategic Fund’s announcement that it will award Magna Exteriors and Interiors USA, Inc., DBA Magna Interior Trim Components $507,000 to support their continued growth in Benzonia and China Townships expected to create as many as 169 jobs.  “This grant is excellent news for our expanding auto industry,” Rep. Miller stated.  “I applaud this grant to help Magna Interior Trim Components with its continued growth and believe it will have a significant economic impact on our communities.”  Magna Exteriors and Interiors USA, Inc., DBA Magna Interior Trim Components, is a subsidiary of Magna International, Inc. In January 2014, Magna Interior Trim received an $822,000 grant for expansions at its locations in Benzonia and China Townships, which were expected to generate $3.6 million and create 274 jobs. Since then, the company has created the 274 positions and has experienced additional growth which will require the hiring an additional 169 employees. 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 Applauds $165,000 Grant to Walbro Engine Management, LLC in Cass City

2014/07/23

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the Michigan Strategic Fund’s $165,000 grant to Walbro Engine Management, LLC for its expansion in Cass City expected to create 28 new jobs. “This grant is excellent news for Cass City,” Rep. Miller stated.  “I applaud this grant to help Walbro Engine Management, LLC with their expansion, and I believe it will have a significant economic impact on the community.” Walbro Engine Management, LLC, established in 1950 in Fenton and relocated to Cass City in 1954, is a manufacturer of carburetors, ignition systems, fuel storage systems, and other components for power equipment, marine, and recreational applications. The company is expanding its current facility in Cass City, investing nearly $4.2 million and creating 28 new jobs. 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 Applauds $850,000 Grant to Eissmann North America for New Facility in Port Huron

2014/07/23

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the Michigan Strategic Fund’s $850,000 grant to Essimann North America to help establish a new facility, Eissmann Automotive Port Huron LLC, to be built in Port Huron and expected to create 225 jobs.   “This expansion is excellent news for Port Huron,” Rep. Miller stated.  “I applaud this grant to help establish the new facility, and I believe that it will have a significant economic impact on the community and our auto manufacturing industry in general.” Eissmann Automotive Port Huron LLC, is a newly formed entity under Eissmann North America. Eissmann North America manufactures automotive interior components such as instrument panels, door panels, interior trim, shifter modules and console trim products. Eissmann North America currently has production facilities Pell City, AL and Mexico as well as a technical office in Troy, MI with 21 employees. The company wishes to expand its U.S. activities by establishing a North American headquarters and new manufacturing facility in the City of Port Huron, investing up to $13.55 million and creating up to 225 jobs. 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

Utica Fire Department to Receive $46,550 Grant from Department of Homeland Security

2014/07/23

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that it will award the Utica Fire Department with a $46,550 grant for operations and safety. “Local firefighters across the State often put their lives on the line to save ours.  Unfortunately, it is often difficult for them to secure the resources necessary to ensure they can effectively and safely do their jobs,” Miller stated. “This grant will help ensure that they can continue to provide their critical lifesaving services to the community.” The Department plans to utilize this grant to replace its outdated compressor used to fill the air pak cylinders used by the firemen in active situations. “The acquisition of a fully contained fill station for filling our cylinders will support the department in its mission by providing its members with a safe, updated model rather than the outdated model we currently use,” said Fire Chief Kevin Wilseck. “This new model meets the NFPA 1901 and 1500 safety standards, providing a much safer environment for the firefighters.” Background: In cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program intended to support local fire departments.  ### Read More

Rep. Miller Votes for Legislation to Promote Michigan as International Tourist Destination

2014/07/22

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement after House passage of the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 that reauthorizes Brand USA, a public-private partnership designed to increase international tourism in the U.S., including Michigan, through its promotion of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan campaign: “Leveraging the partnership between public and private sectors with shared interests in tourism, Brand USA has helped promote the U.S. as a premier destination for international travelers. In 2013 alone, reports show the public-private partnership accounted for approximately 1.1 million additional international visitors and $3.4 billion in additional revenue, including new tourists to Michigan through Brand USA’s promotion of Pure Michigan.       “Using fees collected by foreign visitors and private contributions, Brand USA helps draw tourists to Michigan, generating revenue and jobs for our local communities. Today’s passage of the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act is an important step to ensuring our tourism industry remains a vibrant part of our economy.” The Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 (H.R. 4450): Launched in 2010 under the Travel Promotion Act (TPA), Brand USA is a non-profit, public-private partnership that assists in financing an international advertising campaign for the United States as a travel destination. Under Brand USA, a $10 fee is assessed once every two years on visa-free international visitors who enter the United States under the Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). This federal contribution is capped at $100 million a year and requires a matching contribution from the U.S. tourism industry.  Under current law, TPA and Brand USA will expire on September 30, 2015. H.R. 4450 would extend these efforts through September 30, 2020. ### Read More

Rep. Miller on Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Tax Subsidies for Individuals Enrolled in Federal Exchanges

2014/07/22

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement after a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that individuals enrolled in federal health insurance exchanges are not eligible for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act: “Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before the House rushed to pass the President’s signature healthcare law, ‘we have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.’ With today’s ruling, millions of Americans enrolled in federal health exchanges found out more about what’s in the bill, or, in this case, what’s not.  “Today’s ruling is further proof that this legislation, which was jammed through the legislative process, falsely advertised lower costs and increased access to care for millions of Americans. That’s why House Republicans have voted over 50 times to repeal – either in part or entirely – the law, and we will continue to push to repeal it and replace it with commonsense reforms.”  ### Read More

Rep. Miller on Gov. Rick Perry’s Call on National Guard to Secure U.S.-Mexico Border

2014/07/22

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 Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to mobilize approximately 1,000 guardsmen from the Texas National Guard to secure the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande Valley: “Over the past several weeks, I have been calling on the President to take immediate, decisive action to address this humanitarian crisis, including calling upon the National Guard to help our overwhelmed agents at the border. Unfortunately, the Administration has been unwilling to act, making the situation dire for states along our southern border.  “I support Governor Perry’s call to engage the National Guard, but I think that it is unfortunate that he is being forced to take unilateral action and incur operational and financial responsibility for what is clearly a national crisis created by this Administration.”   ### Read More

Rep. Miller Cosponsors Bill Prohibiting HHS from Housing Illegal Unaccompanied Children in Non-Federal Facilities without Consulting State and Local Leaders

2014/07/17

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 cosponsoring the Our Communities, Our Choice Act, which would prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from housing illegal unaccompanied children in non-federal facilities without first consulting with state and local leaders: “It is now tragically obvious that the Administration is incapable and/or unwilling to take immediate action to stop the unprecedented flood of children being illegally smuggled from Central America through Mexico across our southern border.  “Over the past several weeks, I have been calling on the President to take immediate, decisive action to address this humanitarian crisis, including calling upon the National Guard to help our overwhelmed agents at the border. Yet, despite the growing urgency, and the fact that he does have the resources to do so, he has refused to act.  Instead, he has told Congress that he will only consider engaging the National Guard if we agree to give him an additional $3.7 billion.  “Today, as a result of the President’s executive overreach and inability to take corrective action, the U.S. now finds itself with approximately 57,000 unaccompanied children and scrambling to find space to house them, including multiple facilities within Michigan. “States should not have to bear the burden of this Administration’s failures, nor should they be forced to foot the bill to house and educate these undocumented children, which is why I have cosponsored legislation that empowers states by requiring the federal government to consult with state leaders before housing illegal immigrant children in non-federal space within their communities.” The Our Communities, Our Choice Act (H.R. 5138) amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008 by prohibiting the Department of Health and Human Services from providing grants or contracts to any non-federal facility to house illegal unaccompanied children until they consult with state and local leaders on the location, duration, safety and security and funding of such a site.  ### Read More

Rep. Miller on Malaysian Passenger Jet Reportedly Shot Down Near Russian Border

2014/07/17

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 reports that a Malaysian Airlines 777 passenger jet carrying nearly 300 passengers was shot down near the Russian border:    “While officials are still investigating today’s tragic incident near the Russian border where a Malaysian 777 passenger jet crashed, I want to express my deepest thoughts and prayers for the passengers and crew aboard the flight, as well as their families.  This is undoubtedly a difficult time, and it is my hope that officials will move quickly to provide clarification as to exactly what happened today.”  ###   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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