Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller


Faith It Forward


We are fortunate here in Northwest Florida to be blessed with myriad individuals and organizations who dedicate their time and efforts to bettering the lives of members in the local communities throughout the Gulf Coast. As a member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, I was pleased to participate in a new initiative, called #FaithitForward, which recognizes the incredible impact people of faith can have on society in making a difference in one life, one community at a time.

One such organization is Pathways For Change, which is a nonprofit faith-based organization in Pensacola, who through its staff, nearly 50 volunteers, and partnership with over 30 community organizations, all dedicated to its mission "Changing Lives, Reducing Crime, Building Futures,” has provided social, educational, and spiritual assistance to hundreds of individuals and families.

Pathways for Change, however, is only one of the many organizations throughout Northwest Florida and across this Nation whose mission has touched a number of lives. I hope that you join me in recognizing all who witness the power of God at work throughout the local community through their countless hours of hard work and dedication.  To learn more about #FaithitForward, or to share a story of faith to be featured, visit the FaithitForward Facebook page or simply click on the image below. Let’s ‪#‎FaithitForward‬.
Click on the image above to learn more about #FaithitForward or to share a story of faith to be featured on the FaithitForward Facebook page.
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Upcoming Mobile Office Days in Milton and Navarre this Wednesday, May 27


Upcoming Mobile Office Days in Milton and Navarre this Wednesday, May 27

In order to better serve the needs of constituents who are not close to the Pensacola or Fort Walton Beach offices, special “mobile office days” modeled after “veterans’ assistance days” have been established to better serve our growing population in Northwest Florida. I am pleased to announce upcoming office hours that will be held Wednesday, May 27. My staff will be available to answer questions about problems with federal agencies or other issues affecting the First Congressional District at the following locations and times: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce (5247 Stewart Street in Milton) and 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (8543 Navarre Parkway in Navarre). Read More



U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) announced that he will be touring the Federal Courthouse in Pensacola, Florida along with Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA-09), and Ways and Means Committee member Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16.)  The Federal Courthouse has been plagued with water intrusion and mold issues. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has oversight jurisdiction over federal buildings and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA.)

Immediately following the tour, there will be a press conference on the steps of the Courthouse.


Press Conference with Congressman Jeff Miller, Congressman Bill Shuster, and Congressman Vern Buchanan


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

10:30 a.m. CT


Pensacola Federal Courthouse

1 N. Palafox St.

Pensacola, FL



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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) will appear Monday onFox and Friends on Fox News Channel to discuss the replacement Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which VA says will now cost $1.73 billion – more than $1 billion over budget. The project is the biggest construction failure in VA history. Miller is expected to be interviewed at approximately 7:15 a.m. Central Time.  


Who:     Congressman Jeff Miller
What:    Fox and Friends
When:   Monday, March 23, 2015.  7:15 a.m. C.T.  (8:15 E.T.)
Where:  Fox News Channel

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Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) issued the following statement today in response to remarks from the White House sharply criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tactics during his reelection campaign, warning that they could alter U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinian bid for statehood:

“I find it ironic and deeply disappointing that this President would jeopardize the relationship with our strongest ally in the region over divisive campaign rhetoric. Israel has a right to defend itself against those countries and individuals wishing to do it harm. I also find it troubling that the President seems willing to unravel the deep-seated alliance and friendship with Israel because the will of the Israeli people does not fit neatly into the President’s agenda and world view. With 7 out of 10 Americans favorably viewing Israel, President Obama certainly does not speak for the vast majority of the American people.

Israel provides a beacon of hope in a corner of the world marred by darkness, evil, and death. It is critical that we provide the support needed to help protect the sovereignty of Israel and the right of its people to defend themselves from terrorism and the threat of a nuclear Iran.

I hope President Obama will reconsider his administration’s inflammatory rhetoric regarding America’s relationship with Israel and continue the support of one of our closest allies.” Read More



Congressman Jeff Miller (R-Fl-01) today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that it will abandon its plan to ban a widely-used bullet used for the AR-15, the most popular sporting rifle in the United States:

 “I am encouraged today by the announcement from the ATF that it will no longer seek to ban M855 or “green tip” ammunition.  I am proud to be part of the strong bipartisan effort to avert the Obama Administration’s overreach in limiting the Second Amendment by fiat.

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is an individual and sacred right that cannot be infringed.  It is my hope that the tremendous opposition to the ATF’s proposal will send an unequivocal message to those who wish to take firearms out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. However, this Administration has shown time and again it is willing to subvert the legislative process in order to achieve its agenda.  I will remain diligent in my efforts to prevent this and other overreaches by this Administration.”

Last week, Congressman Jeff Miller joined 239 Members of Congress in sending a letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones expressing strong concern about the Obama Administration’s plan to ban the manufacture and importation of a common ammunition used for the AR-15, the M855 or “green tip.”


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Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) issued the following statement today:

“The United States and Israel have enjoyed a deep-seated alliance and friendship since the founding of the modern state of Israel.Our citizens share the common values of personal freedom and individual rights, as well as a desire for a peaceful existence.Israel provides a beacon of hope in a corner of the world marred by darkness, evil, and death.It is critical that we provide the support needed to help protect the sovereignty of Israel and the right of its people to defend themselves from terrorism and the threat of a nuclear Iran.

We must continue to nurture and reinforce this strong alliance, not just for our own strategic benefit or for the stability brought to an unstable region, but also to show that the world is a brighter place under the light of the freedom provided by our two nations.

I appreciated hearing Prime Minister Netanyahu’s perspective today. Mr. Prime Minister, I continue to stand with Israel, and the people of the United States continue to support the Israeli people.”

Link to Text of the Prime Minister's Speech

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Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) today reminded constituents of 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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

10:00 am - 11:30 am – Holmes County Chamber of Commerce
106 E. Byrd Avenue, Bonifay, Florida 

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 pm – Walton County Chamber of Commerce
95 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

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

“I had hoped to hear President Obama reach out to both sides of the aisle and embrace the opportunity to work with the new Majority in Congress to improve the economy, defend our shores, and make life better for all Americans.  I had also hoped the President would have built on areas of agreement between the parties, for example the continued need to reform the VA, and demonstrate some leadership. Unfortunately, President Obama’s laundry list of agenda items focused on the failed policies of the past.

 President Obama said last year that his policies were on the ballot last November.  If that was indeed the case Mr. President, your policies lost.

 Americans have said they want a secure border, more jobs, better wages, and lower health care and education costs.  In short, they want a government that works for them.

 To truly right this economy, we need to cut government spending, we have to shrink the size of the federal government, and we have to stop the federal intrusion and overreach that hurts hardworking Americans.  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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Bipartisan Veterans Suicide Prevention Act Passes House


Yesterday, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (Clay Hunt SAV) Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was introduced last week by Chairman Jeff Miller and Reps. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and named in honor of the late Iraq and Afghanistan veteran and veterans advocate Clay Hunt. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.


Following House passage of the bill, Chairman Miller and Reps. Walz and Duckworth released the following statements:


“Once again, the House took an important step to help stop the epidemic of veteran suicides. It’s time for comprehensive, new ideas to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of mental health care available to our veterans, and that’s exactly what the Clay Hunt SAV Act would provide. The bill would ensure VA’s mental health and suicide prevention efforts receive crucial independent, third party oversight while creating a greater accounting of available services and fostering an enhanced community approach to delivering veterans suicide prevention and mental health care treatment, which is why I urge my colleagues in the Senate to join me in supporting it.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


“The Clay Hunt SAV Act represents a major step forward in the fight to end veteran suicide. I’m pleased the House took swift action in the 114th Congress to move this bill forward. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to do the same. Let’s work together to send this bipartisan bill to the President for his signature,” Rep. Walz, the highest ranking enlisted soldier to ever serve in Congress, said. “The fight, however, does not end after this bill becomes law. There is still more that must be done to improve mental health care for our veterans. I will continue working with my colleagues in Congress, veterans, and veterans’ advocates to ensure that improving care for our warriors remains a top priority.”


“Currently, there are over 2 million Post 9/11 Veterans across the country, and this number will only increase as our military force structure continues to draw down.  As the nature of war changes, the injuries our warriors sustain also change. Increasingly, theirs are invisible wounds, which do not have simple treatment and do not always manifest immediately,” Representative Duckworth said. “Just as these Veterans remained faithful to our country on the battlefield, it is our turn as their Representatives to remain faithful to them and it is our responsibility as a nation to, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, ‘care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.’ This responsibility includes ensuring that when our service men and women make the brave decision to seek help, they get the quality assistance and treatment they deserve in a timely manner. I am proud that this bipartisan legislation takes a crucial step in reducing Veteran suicide.”


A 2012 report from the Department of Veterans Affairs noted that an average of 18-22 veterans have committed suicide each day for more than a decade.


The Clay Hunt SAV Act seeks to quell this epidemic by:


Increasing Access to Mental Health Care and Capacity at VA to Meet Demand

  • Requires VA to create a one-stop, interactive website to serve as a centralized source of information regarding all department mental health services.
  • Addresses the shortage of mental health care professionals by authorizing VA to conduct a student loan repayment pilot program aimed at recruiting and retaining psychiatrists.


Improving the Quality of Care and Boosting Accountability at VA

  • Requires a yearly evaluation of all VA mental health care and suicide prevention practices and programs to find out what’s working and what’s not working and make recommendations to improve care.


Developing a Community Support System for Veterans 

o   Establishes a pilot program to assist veterans transitioning from active duty to veteran status.

o   Requires VA to collaborate with nonprofit mental health organizations to improve the efficiency of suicide prevention efforts.

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Veterans & Military Hiring Fair


6th Annual Northwest Florida Veterans and Military Job Fair
Friday, November 2nd, 2012 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Navarre Conference Center
8700 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, Florida

Click here for more information on the Jobs Fair
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Veterans Expo


Veterans Expo Pensacola
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
WSRE Amos Auditorium
1000 College Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32504

Veterans Expo Fort Walton Beach
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Northwest Florida Fair Grounds
1958 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach,  FL  32547

Bringing together organizations (Federal, State, non-profits, and businesses that have a dedicated Veteran component) for a one day “one-stop shop” venue  that will provide information, support and will answer any veteran benefits related questions or issues. Read More

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Congressman Miller at HASC Hearing on Potential Implications In The Region of the Iran Deal

2015-07-31 20:55:03

Congressman Jeff MIller on Fox News' America's News HQ (7.26.15)

2015-07-27 18:42:50

Congressman Jeff Miller on America's News HQ 5.2.15

2015-05-02 16:29:27

Congressman Jeff Miller at March 17, 2015 House Armed Services Committe Hearing

2015-03-17 21:50:18

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel Address to a Joint Meeting of Congress

2015-03-03 22:28:24

Congressman Jeff Miller Floor Speech on H.R. 294

2015-03-03 22:24:22

Congressman Jeff Miller Floor Speech on H.R. 280

2015-03-03 22:22:24

Congressman Jeff MIller at 2.13.15 House Armed Services Committee Hearing

2015-02-13 14:49:32

Congressman Miller Floor Speech on Clay Hunt SAV Act

2015-01-13 19:53:23

Rep. Jeff Miller on Morning Joe (12.22.14)

2014-12-22 15:07:11

Congressman Jeff Miller - Floor Speech on H.R. 5059 - Clay Hunt SAV Act

2014-12-09 20:27:29

Congressman Jeff Miller Remarks on H.R. 3099

2014-12-04 16:22:19

Congressman Jeff Miller - Floor Speech on H.R. 5441

2014-11-20 19:05:47

Chairman Miller Opening Remarks at 9.17.14 HVAC Hearing

2014-09-22 18:41:41

Congressman Jeff Miller on Fox Business' Opening Bell (7.29.14)

2014-07-31 17:00:50

Congressman Jeff Miller Floor Speech on H.J.Res.105

2014-07-31 15:05:27

Chairman Miller Floor Speech on Veterans' Access to Care Act

2014-07-30 19:20:58

Congressman Jeff Miller - Floor Debate on Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 3230 (7.23.14)

2014-07-25 16:35:21

Congressman Jeff Miller - Floor Debate on Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 3230 (7.17.14)

2014-07-18 18:37:17

Congressman Jeff Miller - Floor Debate on Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 3230 (7.16.14)

2014-07-18 18:34:11

Contact Information

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4136
Fax 202-225-3414

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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