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MILLER SWORN IN FOR 3RD CONGRESSIONAL TERM
Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) was sworn in to his third term as a Member of the United States Congress at a ceremony this afternoon opening the 109th Congress at the U.S. Capitol.
â€œI am honored the people of the 1st District have chosen me to represent them for another term,â€ said Miller. â€œIâ€™m also grateful that my wife Vicki was able to be at my side at the swearing in ceremony.
Since coming to Congress, Miller has established himself as one of the staunchest conservatives in the House and an emerging leader on the House Armed Services Committee. He has championed numerous tax relief and veterans' measures and fought for smaller government, lower taxes, and the principles of the Founding Fathers.
Miller has led the efforts in Congress to strengthen our national defense and keep the promises made to Americaâ€™s Veterans. In 2003, Congress passed Millerâ€™s legislation to end the â€Widowsâ€™ Taxâ€ on the benefits of surviving spouses. Miller also secured funding for two new veterans clinics in Northwest Florida, including a â€œSuperclinicâ€ adjacent to Pensacola Naval Air Station. Congressman Miller was also credited with leading the charge to guarantee up to $325 Million to replace the I-10 Bridge, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan.
â€œThere is still much more work left to be done,â€ added Miller. â€œThe Federal government is still a cumbersome and bloated bureaucracy that taxes too much and spends too much. Itâ€™s time for some real fiscal discipline in Washington.â€