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Once again, California is taking the lead in innovation – this time, in campaign finance.

Yesterday, the California State Senate took a step in the right direction by passing a measure that will increase campaign finance transparency. The bill will require organizations to disclose their donors for contributions of $50,000 or more over the course of a year.

Big money warps Congress’ priorities and erodes public trust. Too often, special interests and wealthy donors are calling the shots, and the American people are fed up. 

It’s time we return to government of, by, and for the people, not government bought and paid for by big money campaign donors.

That's why I joined my colleague, Congressman John Sarbanes, in introducing legislation that would greatly reduce the influence of big money on Capitol Hill and raise the voices of everyday Americans in the political process.

George Miller, Congressman for Children and Families, Working People and the Environment for 40 Years, Will Not Seek Re-Election

“I’m proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish on behalf of children and families, working people and the environment and I look forward to working in new venues on the issues that have inspired me.” 


A new survey conducted by President Obama’s Presidential Commission on Election Administration finds that almost half of Americans live in precincts affected by long lines at polling locations during the 2012 elections. Long lines were especially prevalent in larger jurisdictions, raising the possibility that large groups of voters in certain areas may have been unable to participate in the election.

Miller Applauds Northgate High School for National Sports Safety Award for Concussion Prevention Work
WALNUT CREEK, CA – Standing alongside youth sports safety advocates and a former NFL player, U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA) helped unveil new concussion safety guidelines for teachers to help reduce serious injury to student athletes at a ceremony to award Northgate High School with a Safe Sports School Award. 

Good news just out in the effort to ensure that workers get paid a decent day’s wage for a decent day’s work—the Securities and Exchange Commission has announced a new rule to ensure that companies disclose the ratio of their CEO’s pay to their average worker’s pay.

A new non-partisan study by the Kaiser Family Foundation that came out this week “is the broadest look yet at what consumers will pay for health insurance when the Affordable Care Act takes full effect next year,” according to Bloomberg, and it finds that costs for plans on the health insurance exchanges set up under the Act will be affordable. 

CONCORD, CA - U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Contra Costa County) issued the following statement today following President Obama's announcement that he would seek Congressional approval to strike Syria:

As Congress has debated comprehensive immigration reform over the last several months, a wide range of studies, letters and testimony have demonstrated that the time for immigration reform has come. But some of the strongest evidence yet has just come out—and it’s not in Washington.


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