Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

FLORIDA's 1st DISTRICT

MILLER ANNOUNCES MOBILE OFFICE DAYS FOR DEFUNIAK SPRINGS AND CRESTVIEW

2014/08/14

Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) announced today additional office hours as part of his successful mobile office program.  In order to better serve the needs of constituents who are not close to the Congressman’s Pensacola or Ft. Walton offices, special “mobile office” days have been established.  Expanding on the idea first used for “veteran’s assistance days”, members of his staff will be manning the office answering questions about problems with federal agencies or issues affecting the First Congressional District.

 “This is just another way we can better serve our growing population in Northwest Florida,” Miller said.  “We tried the mobile office concept earlier, and we had such an outstanding turnout that we decided to expand the concept and add more dates and locations to the program.”

 The dates and times of the mobile office days are listed below.

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

 

10:00 am - 11:30 am – DeFuniak Springs Chamber of Commerce

                                   95 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 pm – Crestview Chamber of Commerce

                                   1447 Commerce Drive, Crestview, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

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Miller, Senate Veterans’ Committee Chairman Set News Conference

2014/07/28


Veterans’ Committee Chairmen Set News Conference

 

 

WASHINGTON, July 28 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), the co-chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Conference Committee, will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. Central Time Monday to discuss legislation designed to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and help it provide timelier health care to veterans.

Miller and Sanders continued negotiations on a VA reform package this weekend and made significant progress toward an agreement on legislation to make VA more accountable and to help the department recruit more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

 

 

 

 

Who: Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

 

When: 12:30 p.m. C.T., Monday, July 28

 

Where: Local and Cable TV News Channels.



Veterans’ Committee Chairmen Set News Conference

 

 

WASHINGTON, July 28 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), the co-chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Conference Committee, will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. Central Time Monday to discuss legislation designed to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and help it provide timelier health care to veterans.

 Miller and Sanders continued negotiations on a VA reform package this weekend and made significant progress toward an agreement on legislation to make VA more accountable and to help the department recruit more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

 

 

 

 

Who: Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

 

When: 12:30 p.m. C.T., Monday, July 28

 

Where: Local and Cable TV News Channels.


Veterans’ Committee Chairmen Set News Conference

 

 

WASHINGTON, July 28 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), the co-chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Conference Committee, will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. Central Time Monday to discuss legislation designed to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and help it provide timelier health care to veterans.

 Miller and Sanders continued negotiations on a VA reform package this weekend and made significant progress toward an agreement on legislation to make VA more accountable and to help the department recruit more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

 

 

 

 

Who: Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

 

When: 12:30 p.m. C.T., Monday, July 28

 

Where: Local and Cable TV News Channels.


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MILLER ANNOUNCES VETERAN MOBILE OFFICE DAY FOR HOLMES AND WALTON COUNTIES

2014/06/19

Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) announced today additional office hours as part of his successful mobile office program.  In order to better serve the needs of constituents who are not close to the Congressman’s Pensacola or Ft. Walton offices, special “mobile office” days have been established.  Congressman Miller’s Military and Veteran Affairs Caseworker, Stevan Davis, will be manning the office answering questions about problems with federal agencies or issues affecting the First Congressional District.

 “This is just another way we can better serve our growing population in Northwest Florida,” Miller said.  “We tried the mobile office concept earlier, and we had such an outstanding turnout that we decided to expand the concept and add more dates and locations to the program.”

 The date and time of the mobile office day is listed below.

 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

 

10:00 am - 11:30 am – Holmes Chamber of Commerce

             106 E. Byrd Avenue, Bonifay, Florida

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 pm – Veteran Service Office

             63 BoPete Manor Road, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

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Miller Statement Regarding Sec. Shinseki’s Resignation

2014/05/30

Following the announcement of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation, Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement:

"Everybody knows Eric Shinseki is an honorable man whose dedication to our country is beyond reproach. I thank him for his legacy of service to our nation. Unfortunately, Shinseki's tenure at the Department of Veterans Affairs will forever be tainted by a pervasive lack of accountability among poorly performing VA employees and managers, apparent widespread corruption among medical center officials and an unparalleled lack of transparency with Congress, the public and the press. Appropriately, Shinseki is taking the brunt of the blame for these problems, but he is not the only one within VA who bears responsibility. Nearly every member of Shinseki's inner circle failed him in a major way. Those who surrounded Shinseki shielded him from crucial facts and hid bad news reports, in the process convincing him that some of the department’s most serious, well documented and systemic issues were merely isolated incidents to be ignored. Eric Shinseki trusted the VA bureaucracy, and the VA bureaucracy let him down.”

“Right now, VA needs a leader who will take swift and decisive action to discipline employees responsible for mismanagement, negligence and corruption that harms veterans while taking bold steps to replace the department’s culture of complacency with a climate of accountability. VA’s problems are deadly serious, and whomever the next secretary may be, they will receive no grace period from America’s veterans, American taxpayers and Congress.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

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House Passes Miller Bill to Help Bring Much Needed Accountability to VA

2014/05/22

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following House passage of H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act, Chairman Jeff Miller released the below statement:

 

“The House has voted to take an important first step toward ending the culture of complacency that is jeopardizing patient safety within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. VA’s widespread and systemic lack of accountability is exacerbating all of its most pressing problems, including the department’s stubborn disability benefits backlog and a mounting toll of preventable deaths – including 23 recent fatalities due to delays in care – at VA medical centers across the country. While the vast majority of the department’s more than 300,000 employees and executives are dedicated and hard-working, VA’s well-documented reluctance to ensure its leaders are held accountable for negligence and mismanagement is tarnishing the reputation of the organization and may actually be encouraging more veteran suffering instead of preventing it. With all the problems VA hospitals and regional offices have recently had and new issues continually arising, we need to give the VA Secretary the authority he needs to fix things. That’s what my bill would do, and I applaud my colleagues in the House for supporting it. Now the Senate is faced with a stark choice: stand with veterans who rely on VA health care or stand with poorly performing bureaucrats entrenched in a dysfunctional personnel system. For the sake of our veterans, I hope the Senate chooses wisely.  – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs   

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About the VA Management Accountability Act

The bill was developed in response to reams of evidence supporting a widespread lack of accountability in the wake of the department’s stubborn disability benefits backlog and a mounting toll of preventable veteran deaths – including 23 recent fatalities due to delays in care – at VA medical centers across the country. More than a dozen instances of this trend are documented on the VA Accountability Watch portion of the HVAC website. In each instance, VA senior executives who presided over mismanagement or negligence were more likely to receive a bonus or glowing performance review than any sort of punishment.

 

Despite the fact that multiple VA Inspector General reports have linked many VA patient care problems to widespread mismanagement and GAO findings that VA bonus pay has no clear link to performance, VA officials have consistently defended their celebration of executives who presided over poor performance.

 

Because of VA’s failure to address these problems, Chairman Miller wrote to President Obama in May 2013 asking for the president’s personal involvement in addressing VA’s management, oversight and accountability issues. Months later, Chairman Miller received a response from VA Secretary Shinseki – not President Obama – that failed to mention any specific actions the department has taken to hold its executives accountable for mismanagement.

 

 

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MILLER ANNOUNCES MOBILE OFFICE DAYS FOR LAUREL HILL AND BAKER

2014/05/19

MILLER ANNOUNCES MOBILE OFFICE DAYS FOR LAUREL HILL AND BAKER

 Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) announced today additional office hours as part of his successful mobile office program.  In order to better serve the needs of constituents who are not close to the Congressman’s Pensacola or Ft. Walton offices, special “mobile office” days have been established.  Expanding on the idea first used for “veteran’s assistance days”, members of his staff will be manning the office answering questions about problems with federal agencies or issues affecting the First Congressional District.

 “This is just another way we can better serve our growing population in Northwest Florida,” Miller said.  “We tried the mobile office concept earlier, and we had such an outstanding turnout that we decided to expand the concept and add more dates and locations to the program.”

 The dates and times of the mobile office days are listed below.

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

 

10:00 am - 11:30 am – City of Laurel Hill Council Chamber

8209 Hwy 85 N, Laurel Hill, Florida

 

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 pm – Baker Block Museum

1307 B Georgia Avenue, Baker, Florida

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MILLER TO DISCUSS VA’s DELAYS IN CARE SCANDAL ON ANDERSON COOPER 360° TONIGHT

2014/05/15

US Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida's 1st District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dan McFaul
May 15, 2014
202-225-4136

CHAIRMAN JEFF MILLER TO DISCUSS VA'S DELAYS IN CARE SCANDAL ON ANDERSON COOPER 360°

 

Washington D.C.—Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) will appear TONIGHT on CNN to discuss the VA’s delays in care scandal.  The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Central Time.

 

 

Who:     Congressman Jeff Miller

What:    Anderson Cooper 360°

When:   TONIGHT, Thursday, May 15, 2014.  7:00p.m. C.T.

Where:  CNN

 

 

 

Washington, DC Office:
336 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4136
Fax: (202) 225-3414
Pensacola Office:
4300 Bayou Blvd., Suite 13
Pensacola, Florida 32503
Phone: (850) 479-1183
Fax: (850) 479-9394
Ft. Walton Beach Office:
348 S.W. Miracle Strip Parkway, Suite 24
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Phone: (850) 664-1266
Fax: (850) 664-0851
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Need help after the Storm?

2014/04/30

Storm and Flood Resources

Who to call:

• Citizens are asked to call 911 only for emergencies with risk of injury. General concerns and non-emergency issues should be directed to call 471-6600 in Escambia County and 983-4636 in Santa Rosa County.
• Dangerous road conditions can be reported to the Santa Rosa County Road and Bridge Department at 626-0191.
• Residents with flood damage to their home can report damage online at
santarosa.fl.gov/EmergencyNEW/WebDamage.cfm or by calling 983-5360.

Where to go:
• Shelters are open at the Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom Street in Milton, and the Community Life Center, 4115 Soundside Drive in Gulf Breeze. Those needing transportation to the shelter can call 983-4626.
• Sand bags are being distributed at the County Road & Bridge Department located at 6075 Old Bagdad Hwy in Milton.

Tips to stay safe:
The Florida Emergency Management Agency has issued a series of tips for safety during and after a flood.
During
• If flooding occurs, go to higher ground and avoid areas subject to flooding.
• -Do not attempt to walk across flowing streams or drive through flooded roadways.
• -If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, get out immediately and climb to higher ground.
• -If water rises in your home before you evacuate, go to the top floor, attic, or roof.
• -Listen to a battery-operated radio for the latest storm information.
• -Turn off all utilities at the main power switch and close the main gas valve if advised to do so.
• -If you've come in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and disinfected water.
• -Stay on firm ground. Moving water only 6 inches deep can sweep you off your feet. Standing water may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
• -Flooding may have caused familiar places to change. Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways. Flood debris may hide animals and broken bottles, and it's also slippery. Avoid walking or driving through it.

After the storm

* Roads may still be closed because they have been damaged or are covered by water. Barricades have been placed for your protection. If you come upon a barricade or a flooded road, go another way.
* If your home has suffered damage, call your insurance agent to file a claim.
*Check for structural damage before re-entering your home to avoid being trapped in a building collapse.
• -Take photos of any floodwater in your home and save any damaged personal property.
• -Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their purchase date and value with receipts, and place with the inventory you took prior to the flood. Some damaged items may require disposal, so keep photographs of these items.
• -Keep power off until an electrician has inspected your system for safety.
• -Boil water for drinking and food preparation until authorities tell you that your water supply is safe.
• -Prevent mold by removing wet contents immediately.
• -Wear gloves and boots to clean and disinfect. Wet items should be cleaned with a pine-oil cleanser and bleach, completely dried, and monitored for several days for any fungal growth and odors.


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MILLER ANNOUNCES MOBILE OFFICE DAYS FOR NICEVILLE AND CRESTVIEW

2014/02/24

Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) announced today additional office hours as part of his successful mobile office program.  In order to better serve the needs of constituents who are not close to the Congressman’s Pensacola or Ft. Walton offices, special “mobile office” days have been established.  Members of his staff will be manning the mobile office answering questions about problems with federal agencies or issues affecting the First Congressional District.

 “This is just another way we can better serve our growing population in Northwest Florida,” Miller said.  “We tried the mobile office concept earlier, and we had such an outstanding turnout that we decided to expand the concept and add more dates and locations to the program.”

 The dates and times of the mobile office days are listed below.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

 

10:00 am - 11:30 am – Niceville City Hall

 209 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, Florida

 

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 pm – Crestview City Hall

198 N. Wilson Street, Crestview, Florida

 

 

 

 

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MILLER STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

2014/01/28

MILLER STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS 


Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL-1) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

 “President Obama missed an opportunity to turn the page on five years of high unemployment, stagnant economic growth, out-of-control government spending, and a failed health care policy.  I had hoped the President would have used the occasion to reach out to a divided Congress and show some real leadership by building on areas of agreement between the parties and breathe some life into our dormant economy.

Instead, the President chose to continue to operate in campaign mode and appease the extreme left-wing faction of his political party with sweeping government growth and the intention to ‘go it alone’ if Congress doesn't kowtow to his proposals.

If the President is really serious about a year of action, he should embrace some of the House-led efforts and work to lower health care costs, strengthen education for our children, ensure the strength of our military, and help hardworking American families take home more of their paychecks.

President Obama still fails to understand the basic economic truth that we are not nearly $17 trillion in debt because we aren’t taxing enough; we are in this situation because we spend too much.  The President and Democrats in Congress can’t raise taxes enough to get this country out of the fiscal abyss. 

To right this economy, we need to cut government spending.  We need to move towards a balanced budget, and this government needs to stop mortgaging the future of our children and grandchildren.”

 

 

 

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Contact Information

336 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4136
Fax 202-225-3414
jeffmiller.house.gov

United States Representative Jeff Miller serves Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.  The Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is responsible for authorization and oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.)  VA is the second largest department in the federal government with over 300,000 employees and a budget of over $150 billion.

Miller also serves on the House Armed Services Committees (HASC.)  As a senior member of HASC, Miller has proven to be a strong advocate for our men and women in uniform, and he is one of the leading proponents of Naval Aviation, Special Operations, and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E.)  Miller was instrumental in helping establish Eglin Air Force Base as the joint primary training location for the F-35 Lightning II.

Congressman Miller was appointed to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). The HPSCI provides policy guidance and sets classified funding levels for the sixteen agencies of the Intelligence Community funded by the National Intelligence Program and the Military Intelligence Program. Recently, the Intelligence Committee has held important hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, U.S. Intelligence Operations against Al Qaeda, and Security Clearance Reform.

Congressman Miller also serves on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), where he serves as Vice Chairman of  the subcommittee on Transatlantic Defense and Security Cooperation.

Since coming to Congress, Miller has established himself as one of the staunchest conservatives in the House. He has championed numerous tax relief and veterans’ measures and fought for less government, less taxes, and more personal freedom.

Mr. Miller was sworn in as State Representative in 1998 and again in 2000 to serve District 1. He has served as Chairman of the Utilities & Telecommunications Committee. He was also a member of the Congressional Redistricting Committee, the Committee on General Government Appropriations, the Committee on Rules, Ethics & Elections, and the Council for Ready Infrastructure. He is the past Chairman of the Escambia County Legislative Delegation for 1999-2000.

In addition to his prior service as a State Legislator, Congressman Miller is active in the community as a board member of the Santa Rosa County United Way, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Milton, the Gulf Coast Council of Boy Scouts of America, and the Florida FFA Foundation. He is a member of the Florida Historical Society and various area Chambers of Commerce. Congressman Miller is a native Floridian and was born in 1959. Prior to serving in elected office, he was a real estate broker and deputy sheriff. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1984 at the University of Florida.

Representative Miller is married to the former Vicki Griswold. They are members of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola. They have two children and three grandchildren.


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