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Washington, D.C.—The John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez is one step closer to a significant expansion thanks to a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday night offered by Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez).

The bill would authorize the National Park Service to acquire by donation the “Plummer Ranch” property that was home to a ranch owned by John Swett, the father of California’s public school system, and use that land to expand the Muir Historic Site.

Members: "The drought does not stop at the edge of congressional districts."

WASHINGTON­—Today, Northern California Representatives Jared Huffman (D-02), George Miller (D-11) Mike Thompson (D-05), Doris Matsui (D-06), Jerry McNerney (D-09), John Garamendi (D-03), and Ami Bera (D-07) released the following statement regarding the House Republican water bill introduced last night:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Efforts in the East Bay to reduce high crime rates are getting a boost from a new federal initiative being unveiled today in Washington, announced Reps. George Miller (D-Martinez) and Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), whose constituents in Richmond and Oakland are expected to benefit from the new program.

Aimed at maximizing current resources, the U.S. Department of Justice is launching a new Violence Reduction Network (VRN) to enhance federal-local anti-crime partnerships. 

High school juniors and seniors considering applying to a U.S. military academy are invited to attend “Service Academy Night” from 7:00 to 9:00 tonight at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road in Pleasant Hill.

The U.S. Service Academies offer a unique and esteemed educational opportunity for young men and women. Accepted students receive a 4-year university education, room and board, medical and dental coverage, and a stipend in exchange for a 5-year military service commitment at graduation.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch

 
Concord, Calif. – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez), a leader on environmental issues in Congress and former chairman of House Natural Resources Committee, will participate in a conference Wednesday focused on collaborative solutions to protecting the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. 
 

Great news today for Contra Costa County’s native fish, wildlife, and plants—the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just announced that close to $2.7 million in grant funding will be dedicated to protecting environments in East Contra Costa County and the City of Antioch.

Rep. Miller stands with Everytown for Gun Safety to say: Reform Is Long Overdue.
Miller agrees with fellow Contra Costa residents: "Reform is long overdue"

 

It’s heartbreaking to know that every day approximately 86 American lives are lost to gun violence. That’s why I was so glad when I recently heard from more than 4,000 of my fellow Contra Costa residents who are members of the group Everytown for Gun Safety supporting legislation to reduce gun violence.

Representative George Miller (D-Martinez) today recognized Eve Watterson of Danville, CA for her acceptance to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for the Class of 2018. “This young woman is an exceptional student with the desire to combine her passion for water sports, leadership, and national service with her academic and professional goals,” said Miller, who nominated Watterson for the Academy.

App to be featured in display at U.S. Capitol

CONCORD, CA – A team of young women from Northgate High School has won the first ever 2014 11th District Congressional App Challenge, U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) announced this week. The Northgate “STEM” Girls team—Nishtha Chavda, Shion Andrew, Ami Yuen, and Michelle Liang—was a favorite among the judges.

Great news today for those who enjoy the outdoors in Contra Costa—the East Bay Regional Parks District today received a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant that will allow for improvements to be made at the Point Pinole Fishing Pier in the City of Richmond. The grant, which provides $125, 806 for the restoration of facilities at the Point Pinole Fishing Pier, will help ensure the public’s continued enjoyment of an important outdoor space.

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