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Jeff Miller


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 1st district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
October 16, 2001
Preceded by Joe Scarborough

Born June 27, 1959 (1959-06-27) (age 50)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Vicki Miller
Residence Chumuckla, Florida
Alma mater University of Florida
Occupation real estate broker
Religion Methodist

Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller (born June 27, 1959), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing Florida's 1st congressional district. His district includes all of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, and Washington Counties.

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Early life and education

Miller was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating from high school, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism[1] from the University of Florida in 1984.[2] He was a real estate broker and a deputy sheriff before taking public office.[3]

Miller lives in the small town of Chumuckla, Florida (Native American word for "Healing Waters"), which is located about 20 miles northeast of Pensacola, Florida. He and his wife Vicki have two children and two grandchildren and are members of Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

Political career

Florida House of Representatives

Miller was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 to 2001.[2] During his three years there, he was a member of the committees on Utilities & Telecommunications, Congressional Redistricting, Council for Ready Infrastructure, and Rules, Ethics & Elections. During his second term in the state house, Miller was chairman of the Utilities of Telecommunications Committee. He also oversaw a board in charge of community development in Escambia County.

United States House of Representatives

Miller entered the House in a special election to replace Joe Scarborough in 2001.

During the 107th Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee (Subcommittee on Total Force[4] and the Subcommittee on Military Research and Development[4]) and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.[3]

During the 108th Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee ( Subcommittee on Readiness[5] and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities[5]) and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.[6]

During the 109th Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee ( Subcommittee on Readiness[7] the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities,[7] and the Subcommittee on Projection Forces[7]), the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the United States Select Bipartisan Committee on Hurricane Katrina Preparation/Response Investigation.[8]

Current committee assignments

Issues

Miller typically votes with the Republican bloc. Here are the specific issues:

Security

  • Anti-Dubai Port Deal[9]
  • Pro-defense spending[10]
  • Pro-increased veterans' benefits[11]
  • Supports continued U.S. military involvement in Iraq[12]
  • Supports creation of usable "mini-nukes"

Economics

Military Commissions Act

  • Pro-military tribunals for detainees[20]

Science and Education

Energy and the Environment

Foreign Policy

Social Policy

Politics and Law

  • Anti-house ethics rules[30]
  • Anti-lobbying reform[31]
  • Pro-cutting congressmembers' pay[32]
  • Pro-medical malpractice reform[33]

Electoral History

  • 2001 Special House Election — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) 66%
    • Steve Briese (D) 28%
    • John G. Ralls, Jr. (NPA) 6%
  • 2002 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 74%
    • Bert Oram (D), 26%
  • 2004 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 76%
    • Mark Coutu (D), 24%
  • 2006 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 69%
    • Joe Roberts (D), 30%
  • 2008 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 70%
    • Jim Bryan (D), 29%

Position on 2008 "Bailout"

On September 29, 2008, Miller voted against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008[34]

References

  1. ^ "Jeff Miller at NNDB". http://www.nndb.com/people/061/000039941/.  
  2. ^ a b "Jeff Miller's Florida House of Representatives Profile". http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4152&SessionId=51.  
  3. ^ a b "Jeff Miller's Profile". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Bio.Home.  
  4. ^ a b House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list, 107th Congress
  5. ^ a b "House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list, 108th Congress". http://web.archive.org/web/20040603230108/armedservices.house.gov/about/subcommittees.html.  
  6. ^ "Jeff Miller's Committee Membership". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.Committees.  
  7. ^ a b c "House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list". http://armedservices.house.gov/about/subcommittees.html.  
  8. ^ "Vote Smart info on Hurricane Katrina Preparation/Response Investigation Committee". http://www.vote-smart.org/committee.php?comm_id=73.  
  9. ^ "Jeff Miller on Dubai Port Deal". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Articles.Detail&Editorial_id=50.  
  10. ^ Jeff Miller on Defense (That region of the Gulf Coast has several military bases)
  11. ^ "Jeff Miller on Veterans' Benefits". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=7.  
  12. ^ "Jeff Miller on War & Peace". ontheissues.org. http://www.ontheissues.org/FL/Jeff_Miller_War_+_Peace.htm.  
  13. ^ "Jeff Miller on Taxes". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=5.  
  14. ^ "Jeff Miller on Social Security". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=16.  
  15. ^ Jeff Miller on Telecommunications states that he supported H.R. 2052: Preservation of Localism, Program Diversity, and Competition in Television Broadcast Service Act
  16. ^ "Jeff Miller on Internet Radio". http://www.elscottharrell.com/2007/05/congressman_jef.html.  
  17. ^ "Jeff Miller on Telecommunications". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=28.  
  18. ^ "Jeff Miller on Agriculture". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=19.  
  19. ^ Voted Aye on DR-CAFTA: H.R. 3045: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
  20. ^ Voted Aye on S. 3930: Military Commissions Act of 2006
  21. ^ "Jeff Miller on Education". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=8.  
  22. ^ Voted Nay on H.R. 810: Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005
  23. ^ "Jeff Miller on the Environment". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=4.  
  24. ^ "Jeff Miller on Offshore Drilling". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=15.  
  25. ^ "Jeff Miller on the United Nations". http://www.gulf1.com/elected/miller/0222a.htm.  
  26. ^ "Jeff Miller on Abortion". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=11.  
  27. ^ "Jeff Miller on the Judiciary". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=13.  
  28. ^ "Jeff Miller on Immigration". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=18.  
  29. ^ "Jeff Miller on 2nd Amendment Rights". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=29.  
  30. ^ Just how tangled up in the GOP Culture of Corruption is Jeff Miller?
  31. ^ Voted Nay on H. Res. 648: To eliminate floor privileges and access to Member exercise facilities for registered lobbyists...
  32. ^ "Jeff Miller on Government Reform". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=PressReleases.Detail&PressRelease_id=137.  
  33. ^ "Jeff Miller on Healthcare". http://jeffmiller.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Detail&Issue_id=9.  
  34. ^ "Bailout Roll Call". 2008-09-29. http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/29/bailout.rollcall.0929.pdf. Retrieved September 29, 2008.  

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joe Scarborough
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 1st congressional district

2001–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent







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