Obama revamps Bush education initiative

Obama revamps Bush education initiative

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday rescinded parts of the Bush education initiative that resulted in lower standards.
Meetings, gala speech on Obama's agenda

Meetings, gala speech on Obama's agenda

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Several closed-door meetings are on the Wednesday daily schedule for U.S. President Obama.

'F-bomb' dropped in unemployment debate

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., used the "F word" arguing with those saying ending unemployment benefits would cause more people to look for work, observers said.

Lawmakers to revisit No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- House Republicans and Democrats, demonstrating a flash of bipartisanship, say they plan to revisit the No Child Left Behind education law.

Healthcare bill said solid in House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. House Democratic leader Friday indicated amendments to the healthcare reform bill likely won't be allowed.

Alaska defends aerial wolf hunting

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Alaska wildlife officials are urging members of Congress to think twice about voting for a bill that would virtually ban the hunting of wolves from the air.

Key official endorses student loan plan

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Education Committee announced Friday he will support President Barack Obama's plan to federalize all student loans.

House chairmen to cooperate on healthcare

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Three U.S. House of Representatives committee chairmen say they will work together to pass healthcare reform advanced by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Former priest gets 3 years for abuse

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A former Los Angeles priest was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for molesting a boy in 1988 and 1989.
Congressional panel joins L.A. union probe

Congressional panel joins L.A. union probe

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional committee has joined an inquiry into alleged spending practices by a Los Angeles union local, officials said Friday.

Congressman says new mine law falls short

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- New federal rules aimed at protecting U.S. coal miners from dangerous inactive sections of underground mines are inadequate, a lawmaker says.

Superdelegates decided the Democratic race

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- For all the attention on the many faces of the Democratic presidential race, quiet decisions of the superdelegates told the story, a Washington survey says.

Congress seeks probe into mine executive

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Members of Congress want the Justice Department to probe whether there was a conspiracy to hide information about a Utah mine prior to a disaster at the mine.

U.S. looks at buying student loans

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Education may be authorized to purchase federally guaranteed student loans to restore stability in the lending program, officials said.

Congress mulls higher education mandate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- States could be forced to spend a minimum amount of money on higher education or risk losing federal dollars under legislation pending in the U.S. House.
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George Miller
George Miller poses with actress Cameron Diaz after Miller received an Oscar for the best Animated Feature Film "Happy Feet" at the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, on February 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)

George Miller III (born May 17, 1945) is the U.S. Representative for California's 7th congressional district, serving since 1975. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

The son of liberal State Senator and Democratic Party leader George Miller, Jr., he was born in Richmond, California. He was educated at San Francisco State University and had just graduated from college when he ran unsuccessfully for his late father's State Senate seat in 1968. He then attended the University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall), and after admission to the university, served as legislative assistant to California Senate majority leader George Moscone before entering the House. From 2007 through 2010, Miller served as chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, formerly known as the Education and the Workforce Committee.

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. 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. Miller lost his chairmanship when Republicans won control of Congress in 1994. 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.

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