Jeff Miller (Florida politician)

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Jeff Miller
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 1st district
Assumed office
October 16, 2001
Preceded by Joe Scarborough
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 1st district
In office
Preceded by Jerry Burroughs
Succeeded by Greg Evers
Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Bob Filner
Personal details
Born (1959-06-27) June 27, 1959 (age 55)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Vicki Miller
Residence Chumuckla, Florida
Alma mater University of Florida
Occupation real estate broker
Religion Southern Baptist

Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller (born June 27, 1959) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes all of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, and Washington Counties.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Miller was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating from high school, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism[1] from the University of Florida in 1984.[2] He was a real estate broker and a deputy sheriff before taking public office.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Miller lives in the small town of Chumuckla, Florida (Native American word for "Healing Waters"), which is located about 20 miles northeast of Pensacola, Florida. He and his wife Vicki have two children and three grandchildren and are members of Olive Baptist Church.

Florida legislature[edit]

Miller was an executive assistant to Democratic state Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner from 1984 to 1988. He was a lifelong Democrat until he switched parties in 1997 to run for the Florida Legislature.[4]

Miller was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 to 2001.[2] During his three years there, he was a member of the committees on Utilities & Telecommunications, Congressional Redistricting, Council for Ready Infrastructure, and Rules, Ethics & Elections. During his second term in the state house, Miller was chairman of the Utilities of Telecommunications Committee. He also oversaw a board in charge of community development in Escambia County.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

During the 107th Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee (Subcommittee on Total Force[5] and the Subcommittee on Military Research and Development[5]) and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.[3]

During the 108th Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee (Subcommittee on Readiness[6] and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities[6]) and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.[7]

During the 109th Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee (Subcommittee on Readiness[8] the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities,[8] and the Subcommittee on Projection Forces[8]), the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the United States Select Bipartisan Committee on Hurricane Katrina Preparation/Response Investigation.[9]

Political positions[edit]

Miller typically votes along Republican party lines.

Foreign affairs[edit]



  • Anti-house ethics rules[25]
  • Anti-lobbying reform[26]
  • Pro-cutting congressmembers' pay[27]

Social issues[edit]

Legislation sponsored[edit]

This is a partial list of legislation sponsored by Miller.

  • GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013 (H.R. 357; 113th Congress) - a bill that would require states to offer veterans the in-state tuition price instead of the out-of-state tuition price regardless of whether the veteran met the residency requirement.[38] The bill would also make other changes to veterans' benefits.[39] The bill passed the House of Representatives on February 3, 2014.

Electoral history[edit]

  • 2001 Special House Election — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) 66%
    • Steve Briese (D) 28%
    • John G. Ralls, Jr. (NPA) 6%
  • 2002 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 74%
    • Bert Oram (D), 26%
  • 2004 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 76%
    • Mark Coutu (D), 24%
  • 2006 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 69%
    • Joe Roberts (D), 30%
  • 2008 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 70%
    • Jim Bryan (D), 29%
  • 2010 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 81%
    • Joe Cantrell (NPA), 10%
    • John Krause (NPA), 8%
  • 2012 Race for U.S. House of Representatives — Florida 1st District
    • Jeff Miller (R) (inc.), 69.6%
    • Jim Bryan (D), 27.1%
    • Calen Fretts (LBT), 3.3%


  1. ^ "Jeff Miller at NNDB". 
  2. ^ a b "Jeff Miller's Florida House of Representatives Profile". 
  3. ^ a b "Jeff Miller's Profile". 
  4. ^ "Jeff Miller's AP Candidate Profile". 
  5. ^ a b House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list, 107th Congress
  6. ^ a b "House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list, 108th Congress". Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  7. ^ "Jeff Miller's Committee Membership". 
  8. ^ a b c "House Armed Services Subcomittee membership list". 
  9. ^ "Vote Smart info on Hurricane Katrina Preparation/Response Investigation Committee". 
  10. ^ "Jeff Miller on Dubai Port Deal". 
  11. ^ Jeff Miller on Defense (That region of the Gulf Coast has several military bases)
  12. ^ "Jeff Miller on Veterans' Benefits". 
  13. ^ "Jeff Miller on War & Peace". 
  14. ^ Voted Aye on S. 3930: Military Commissions Act of 2006
  15. ^ "Jeff Miller on the United Nations". 
  16. ^ "Bailout Roll Call". 2008-09-29. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Jeff Miller on Taxes". 
  18. ^ "Jeff Miller on Social Security". 
  19. ^ Jeff Miller on Telecommunications states that he supported H.R. 2052: Preservation of Localism, Program Diversity, and Competition in Television Broadcast Service Act
  20. ^ "Jeff Miller on Internet Radio". 
  21. ^ "Jeff Miller on Telecommunications". 
  22. ^ "Jeff Miller on Agriculture". 
  23. ^ Voted Aye on DR-CAFTA: H.R. 3045: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
  24. ^ "Jeff Miller on the Environment". 
  25. ^ Just how tangled up in the GOP Culture of Corruption is Jeff Miller?
  26. ^ Voted Nay on H. Res. 648: To eliminate floor privileges and access to Member exercise facilities for registered lobbyists...
  27. ^ "Jeff Miller on Government Reform". 
  28. ^ "Jeff Miller on Abortion". 
  29. ^ Voted Nay on H.R. 810: Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005
  30. ^ "Jeff Miller on the Judiciary". 
  31. ^ "Jeff Miller on Immigration". 
  32. ^ "Jeff Miller on 2nd Amendment Rights". 
  33. ^ "Jeff Miller on Healthcare". 
  34. ^ "Jeff Miller on Education". 
  35. ^ "H.R. 2189 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  36. ^ Thorp, Frank (3 December 2013). "House: Give loose change left at TSA gates to troop group". NBC News. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  37. ^ "H.R. 1095 - All Actions". United States Congress. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  38. ^ Kasperowicz, Pete (3 February 2014). "House votes to give vets in-state tuition rates". The Hill. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  39. ^ "H.R. 357 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  40. ^ "H.R. 4031 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  41. ^ Gehrke, Joel (17 May 2014). "Veterans Affairs official resigns as White House says there's 'just a suggestion' of scandal". The Washington Examiner. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  42. ^ "H.R. 4810 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  43. ^ "CBO - H.R. 4810". Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  44. ^ Griffin, Richard J., Acting Inspector General, Interim Report: Review of Patient Wait Times, Scheduling Practices, and Alleged Patient Deaths at the Phoenix Health Care System, VA Office of Inspector General, Veterans Health Administration, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, May 28, 2014, 14-02603-178, Washington, D.C., retrieved June 7, 2014
  45. ^ Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin. "A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list". CNN. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  46. ^ Associated Press. "VA chief: 18 vets left off waiting list have died". The Washington Post. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  47. ^ Marcos, Cristina (10 June 2014). "House passes VA overhaul bill... twice". The Hill. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joe Scarborough
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Filner
Chairman of House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Succeeded by
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Stephen Lynch
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Joe Wilson
R-South Carolina