Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

Transcript of President Obama's State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday. The transcript follows:
Longtime Dem lawmaker George Miller to retire

Longtime Dem lawmaker George Miller to retire

RICHMOND, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Veteran U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., a close ally of Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, said Monday he will retire after serving 40 years in Congress.

Rat invades Schumer and Durbin's Washington house

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., confirmed a rat has infiltrated the Washington group house he shares with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Reaction to Bangladesh building collapse fractured

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 3 (UPI) -- A politician and factory owner pleaded with clothing companies not to leave Bangladesh, where a factory collapse has provoked widespread anger.

GAO: Departing workers misled on 401(k)s

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Money management firms often provide misleading information to employees on how to handle their retirement savings when they switch jobs, a federal report said.

House rejects minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The House rejected a bill Friday to raise the U.S. minimum wage, with Republicans arguing an increase would hurt "the nation's job creators."

Long-held memory tenet challenged

SYDNEY, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- An Australian researcher has challenged a long-held view on how many information nuggets the mind can cope with before confusion sets in.

Democrats to revisit minimum wage issue

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A minimum wage hike is expected to be part of the Democratic Party platform presented to delegates in North Carolina, a member of the drafting committee said.
Bill would raise minimum wage

Bill would raise minimum wage

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- More than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have agreed to co-sponsor a bill to raise the federal minimum wage.
Miller to star shooting fourth 'Mad Max' in May

Miller to star shooting fourth 'Mad Max' in May

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says he is eager to get back to work on his "Mad Max" franchise, but Mother Nature hasn't been cooperating.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says pop star P!nk felt much better about acting for the first time in his animated penguin picture "Happy Feet Two" after she heard how badly her co-star Brad Pitt sings.
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.
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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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