Capitol Connection E-Newsletter

Washington, Oct 25, 2013 - Good Afternoon,

This week the House of Representatives passed legislation, the Water Resources Reform and Development of 2013 (WRRDA), designed to promote our Nation’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth by maintaining a strong transportation infrastructure. 

Eliminating red tape and improving America’s competitiveness in our Nation’s ports and waterways is particularly significant for the Inland Empire because we rely on the movement of goods for jobs and economic growth. As a member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, I am pleased I was able to contribute to WRRDA’s successful legislative formation, and I proudly voted in support of it. WRRDA is a great example of the type of bipartisan legislation Washington must continue to produce to expedite our economic recovery.

Previous Water Resources Development Act projects have supported critical flood control infrastructure improvements along our own Santa Ana River Mainstem, including the raising of the Prado Dam. This week’s legislation will continue to authorize the Army Corps of Engineers’ key missions in order to preserve and protect our vital waterway and flood protection infrastructure. 

As always, I appreciate your feedback on these issues. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if I can be of assistance or if you want to voice your opinion. Enjoy your weekend!

Gary G. Miller (CA-31)


U. S.  Service Academy Night 

Congressman Miller will host a Service Academy night in the Theatre of Arroyo Valley High School on November 5, 2013 at 6:30 PM.  The event is open to parents and students interested in information about applying to the five Armed Forces Service Academies.   Representatives from each Academy will be present to speak to students and answer questions.  Current high school seniors interested in attending a U. S. Service Academy for the 2014-2015 academic school year (Class of 2018) must submit their nomination application to Congressman Miller by November 1, 2013.   Applicants from California’s 31st Congressional District must have a formal recommendation from Congressman Miller to apply to four of the U. S. Service Academies, including the U. S. Military Academy, the U. S. Naval Academy, the U. S. Air Force Academy, and the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy.  These institutions prepare college-age Americans to be officers of the United States armed services.  For more information or to RSVP for the Service Academy Night, please contact the Rancho Cucamonga District Office at (909) 980-1492. 

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