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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.

WASHINGTON, DCIn response to California’s ongoing drought and the State’s immediate need for increased water storage capacity and long-term water solutions, U.S. Reps. George Miller (CA-11) and Jim Costa (CA-16) introduced new legislation today to expedite construction to expand the Los Vaqueros Reservoir, an existing State water storage project.

WASHINGTON, DC – Are you a high school artist? Do you want a chance at having your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol and visiting D.C. this June? U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) is now accepting entries for the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition for California’s 11th Congressional District.  Deadline for submissions is the week of April 14, 2014. 

CONCORD, CA – Nearly $9.6 million in federal funds were awarded to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District today, announced U.S. Rep. George Miller (D- Martinez). The funding is intended to support the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters to bolster local fire crews’ ability to better protect residents from fire hazards.

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