|Assumed office |
January 14, 1975
|Preceded by||Jerome R. Waldie|
|Born||May 17, 1945 |
|Spouse||Cynthia Caccavo Miller|
George Miller III (born May 17, 1945) is an American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1975, representing California's 7th congressional district (map). The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. California's 7th congressional district covers half of Contra Costa County and part of Solano County. Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Userpolbot from http//bioguidecongressgov/scripts/biodisplaypl?index=W000035 Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar Richmond (ˈɹɪtʃmənd is a city in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Martinez ( "mar-TEE-niss" or "mar-TEE-nezz") is the County seat of Contra Costa County California, United States Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. California's 7th congressional district covers half of Contra Costa County and part of Solano County.
The son of State Senator George Miller, Jr. , he was born in Richmond, California. Richmond (ˈɹɪtʃmənd is a city in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. He was educated at San Francisco State University and the University of California, Davis law school, after which he was admitted as an Attorney and served as legislative assistant to California Senate majority leader George Moscone before entering the House. San Francisco State University (informally referred to as San Francisco State, SF State, State and SFSU) is a public University The University of California Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, or just UCD, is a public coeducational university located in the city of Davis, An attorney at law (or attorney-at-law) in the United States is a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. George Richard Moscone (November 24 1929&ndashNovember 27 1978 (mɒsˈkoʊni was an American attorney and Democratic politician Since 2007, Miller has served as chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, formerly known as the Education and the Workforce Committee. The Committee on Education and Labor is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. The Committee on Education and Labor is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.
In the House, Miller has been a member of the Natural Resources Committee; he was that Committee's chairman from 1991 to 1994. Miller has supported efforts to preserve public lands such as the 1994 California Desert Protection Act, which among other things created Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park. Death Valley National Park is a mostly Arid United States National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern Inyo County Joshua Tree National Park is located in south-eastern California. In addition, Miller was the chief sponsor of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992, which mandated that the federal government's Bureau of Reclamation manage the Central Valley Project in order to better protect the fish and wildlife populations of California's Bay-Delta region. The Bureau of Reclamation (formerly the United States Reclamation Service) is an agency under the U The Central Valley Project (CVP is a federal water project undertaken by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1935 as a long-term plan to use water in California's Central Valley The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is an expansive inland River delta and Estuary in northern California in the United States.  Miller lost his chairmanship when Republicans won control of Congress in 1994. The term can also refer to the 1911 Xinhai Revolution that led to the establishment of the Republic of China. He stayed as the committee's Ranking Member until 2000, and remains on the committee. Miller is also a member of the Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus. The Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus (CWRC is a large bi-partisan Congressional Member Organization in the U
From 2001 to 2006, Miller was the ranking Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee. The Committee on Education and Labor is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. With that committee's chairman, and their Senate counterparts, Miller helped draft the No Child Left Behind education law in 2001 and 2002. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110 often abbreviated in print as NCLB and sometimes shortened in pronunciation to "nickelbee" is a controversial Miller has focused on pension issues, reinstating Davis-Bacon Act wage protections for Gulf Coast workers in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. A pension is a steady income given to a person upon Retirement, typically in the form of a guaranteed annuity. The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 is a United States federal law which established the requirement for paying prevailing wages on Public works projects The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States In addition, Miller has worked on education issues such as protesting student aid cuts,, increasing No Child Left Behind funding, and investigating the Bush administration's hiring of Armstrong Williams to promote that law. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110 often abbreviated in print as NCLB and sometimes shortened in pronunciation to "nickelbee" is a controversial The Presidency of George W Bush began on his inauguration on January 20, 2001 as the 43rd and current President of the United States of America Armstrong Williams (born February 5, 1959) is an African-American political commentator who writes a conservative Newspaper Miller has also been a vocal advocate of labor and immigration reform in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A trade union or labour union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages hours and working conditions forming Immigration reform is the common term used in political discussions regarding changes to Immigration policy. The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI is a commonwealth in Political union with the United . In 2007, as chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, Miller sponsored the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, which was enacted into law as an amendment to another bill. The Committee on Education and Labor is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 ( Title VIII is an Act of Congress that amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and gradually raises the federal
Miller has petitioned to clear the names of the sailors of the World War II Port Chicago disaster in which more than 200 black men were court-martialed and 50 convicted of mutiny for refusing to continue to load ammunition onto warships after a tremendous explosion killed hundreds. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Port Chicago disaster was a deadly Explosion that took place on July 17 1944 at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Port Chicago A court-martial (plural courts-martial) is a Military court. These military courts can determine Punishments for members of the Military subject Mutiny is a conspiracy among members of a group of similarly-situated individuals (typically members of the Military; or the Crew of any ship even For the most part, Miller's efforts failed, and fewer than four of the sailors convicted of mutiny are still alive. However, in 1999, during a flurry of pardons signed as he left office, President Bill Clinton pardoned Freddie Meeks, one of the 50 "mutineers". A pardon is the forgiveness of a crime and the penalty associated with it President is a Title leaders of Organizations companies, Trade unions universities, and countries. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States  In addition, Miller wrote the legislation to designate the site of the event as a National Memorial. 
Miller recently went on a bipartisan trip to the Sudanese region of Darfur where there is an ongoing genocide. Sudan (officially the Republic of Sudan) ( السودان al-Sūdān is a country in northeastern Africa. Darfur (دار فور daar foor, lit "realm of the Fur " is a region in Sudan. Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction in whole or in part of an ethnic racial religious or national group He advocates for U. N. intervention into the situation. 
Miller is a supporter of Indian gaming. Indian Gaming enterprises comprise Gambling businesses operated on Indian reservations or tribal land which have limited Sovereignty and therefore the ability In 2000, as ranking member of the House Resource Committee, Miller inserted an amendment to the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act that took an existing cardroom into federal trust for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians. This page is for the Indian band in California For the government of the Nlaka'pamux (Thompson people in Lytton British Columbia, Canada The amendment made the land acquisition retroactive to 1987, stating that "[s]uch land shall be deemed to have been held in trust and part of the reservation of the Rancheria prior to October 17, 1988. ". This allowed the Lyttons to open a casino at the cardroom under the terms of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act ( et seq) is a 1988 United States federal law which establishes the Jurisdictional framework that presently governs Some members of Congress and the gambling industry have called the amendment "underhanded," while other politicians have called the maneuver nothing out of the ordinary.
Miller is a superdelegate in the Democratic Party's 2008 presidential primary. " Superdelegate " is an informal term commonly used for some of the Delegates to the Democratic National Convention, the presidential nominating convention The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled for Tuesday November 4 2008 will be the 56th consecutive A primary election ( nominating primary) also referred to simply as a primary, is an election in which voters in a Jurisdiction select candidates He has pledged support for Barack Obama, despite the fact that his district voted for Hillary Clinton. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26 1947 is the junior United States Senator from Miller cited Obama's grassroots fundraising campaign, first-place win the Iowa caucus and strong showing in the New Hampshire primary, leadership style and opposition to the Iraq War as reasons for his endorsement. For other meanings see Grass roots (disambiguation. A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a Political movement The Iowa caucuses are an electoral event in which residents of the U The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide Political party Primary elections held in the United States every four years as part of The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign The endorsement was first reported in the Contra Costa Times on January 9, 2007. 
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 7th congressional district
|Chairman of House Education and Labor Committee|