United States Representative Jeff Miller represents Florida’s First Congressional District and serves as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. HVAC is responsible for authorization and oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA is the second largest department in the federal government with nearly 350,000 employees and a budget of nearly $180 billion.
As HVAC chairman, Miller exposed VA’s delays-in-care crisis and played a leading role in writing and passing landmark VA reform legislation known as the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act. His oversight of the department has helped turn “accountability” into a watchword for many in the veterans community, inspiring a number of federal civil service system reform proposals from both Congress and VA.
Miller also serves on the House Armed Services Committee. As a senior member of HASC, Miller has proven to be a strong advocate for our men and women in uniform, and he is one of the leading proponents of Naval Aviation, Special Operations and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation. Miller was instrumental in helping establish Eglin Air Force Base as the joint primary training location for the F-35 Lightning II.
Miller was appointed to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. HPSCI provides policy guidance and sets classified funding levels for the agencies of the Intelligence Community funded by the National Intelligence Program and the Military Intelligence Program.
Miller also serves on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly, where he previously served as vice chairman of the subcommittee on Transatlantic Defense and Security Cooperation.
Since coming to Congress, Miller has established himself as one of the staunchest conservatives in the House. He has championed numerous tax relief and veterans' measures and fought for less government, less taxes and more personal freedom.
Miller is married to the former Vicki Griswold. They are members of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla. They have two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.