George Miller

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George Miller (1945-) is the U.S. Representative for the 7th district of California, containing East Bay suburbs of San Francisco, since 1975. He is a progressive Democrat, belonging to the Congressional Progressive Caucus and having received a 0% "true liberal" rating, in 2008, from the American Conservative Union.

Health care

He participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Health Reform and was an active supporter of H.R. 3962 in November 2009.

With respect to 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, he co-introduced the Emergency Influenza Containment Act (H.R. 3991) on November 3. This guarantees five days of sick leave for an employee directed to go home due to an infectious disease.

International relations

Miller voted against 2002 Iraq War authorization and is a member of the Out of Iraq Caucus. On his webpage biography, he lists his disappointment as "That American troops have not -- yet -- come home from Iraq." [1]

According to J Street, which endorsed him, he supports a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine Conflict, having signed the 2007 Ackerman-Boustany letter in support of the Annapolis Peace Conference. During the 2006 Israeli campaign in Lebanon, he "expressed support for Israel’s right to defend itself while also advising Israel to avoid creating civilian casualties and a disproportionate use of force.:

In cosponsoring legislation opposing military action against Iran, Miller said, “Congress has not given the President the authority to take unilateral military action against Iran…I am cosponsoring this resolution to make it clear to President Bush that the authority Congress granted him to go to war in Iraq in 2002 does not extend to Iran.” He also did not cosponsor the Iran Blockade Resolution. [2]

Education

One of the four original authors of the No Child Left Behind Act,

Committees

Caucuses and groups

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