Congressman George Miller is a Catalyst for Progress
- Miller spearheaded efforts to roll back Sequester cuts and reinvest in science research, and helped secure the support of 38 of his colleagues.
- In 2009, in response to the worst recession since the Great Depression, Miller helped craft the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ARRA provided NIH, NSF and other agencies with the resources to maintain and expand grants that kept researchers on the job and helped them discover new cures and advance new technologies. Highlights of those projects include:
- As Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee (he is now ranking member), Miller played a central role in drafting and passing the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2010, which transformed the federal student loan programs to make accessing an affordable postsecondary education a reality for more students. – SAFRA passes House with health care reform, the State Press, 3/23/2010
- Miller has been a steadfast support of crucial social programs, including Head Start, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).