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  • Capitol Connection Newsletter
    May 12, 2006  - Miller Hopes $390 Million Fixes 91 Freeway Woes: Congressman Miller introduced a $390 million authorization bill Tuesday to widen and improve the traffic flow on the Riverside Freeway. Specifically, the bill directs: $221.3 million to add one lane in each direction between SR-55 and Riverside County... More
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    May 5, 2006  - House Debates Gas Prices with Mixed Results: The House failed to pass a bill Wednesday that would have streamlined the permit process for new or rebuilt refineries in an effort to increase domestic gasoline production. The problem: The United States has not built a new refinery since the 1970s and m... More
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    Apr 28, 2006  - House Passes U.S. Intelligence Budget: The House passed an intelligence funding bill Wednesday that would increase the amount of money for U.S. spy programs, but the exact dollar amount is classified. The budget funds 15 spy agencies, including Office of the National Intelligence Director, CIA, Nati... More
  • Capitol Connection Newsletter
    Apr 21, 2006  - Schedule Update: Monday, April 24: President Bush is expected in Orange County to discuss “comprehensive immigration reform” with the Orange County Business Council. Tuesday, April 25: The House reconvenes to consider lobbying reform and the intelligence budget. HUD Secretary, Miller Unveil Healthy ... More
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    Apr 7, 2006  - Senate Likely to Approve Amnesty for Illegals: Senate Republicans and Democrats closed in on a last-minute compromise Thursday on legislation opening the way to legal status and eventual citizenship for many of the 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. The new proposal also pr... More
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    Mar 31, 2006  - Senate Opens Debate on Immigration Reform: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday began debate on two proposals about how to bolster border security and reform the United States' broken immigration system. The first, proposed by Senator Bill Frist, closely resembles an enforcement-only bill co-authored by Con... More
  • Statement of Congressman Miller on Immigration Reform Bill
    Mar 27, 2006  - Congressman Miller made the following statement today urging congressional passage of HR 4437, a bill he co-authored that enlists military and local law enforcement help in stopping illegal border crossings, requires employers to verify the legal status of their workers and builds 700 miles of fenci... More
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    Mar 24, 2006  - House Schedule Update: The House was not in session this week; lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday, March 28, when the House is expected to consider legislation exempting Internet-based dialog from federal campaign finance laws. Mexico Fights U.S. Plan to Repair Leaking Canal: A group of Mexic... More
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    Mar 17, 2006  - House Approves Additional Funds for Military, Gulf Coast: The House on Thursday approved an additional $91.1 billion to pay for continued military operations and hurricane recovery activities. Specifically, the bill: Provides $67.6 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan . Provides $... More
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    Mar 10, 2006  - House Passes Child Protection Bill: A bill intended to strengthen a federal law protecting children against predators passed the House on Wednesday and now heads for the Senate. The legislation would make sex crimes and crimes against children under 16 a crime of violence, create a maximum penalty o... More