Miller was the representative for North Carolina’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2003 to 2012.
Miller is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Miller sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.
Miller was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1728 (111th): Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act
- H.R. 3389 (108th): To amend the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to permit Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards to be made to nonprofit organizations.
- H.R. 3740 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 223 South Main Street in Roxboro, North Carolina, as the “Oscar Scott Woody Post Office ...
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Miller sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (22%) Housing and Community Development (16%) Law (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) International Affairs (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Social Welfare (8%)
Some of Miller’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5714 (112th): Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Efficient Banking Act of 2012
- H.R. 3077 (112th): Freedom and Mobility in Consumer Banking Act
- H.Res. 386 (112th): Recognizing the accomplishments and efforts of John I. Wilson, executive director of ...
- H.R. 2180 (112th): Shelter, Land, and Urban Management (SLUM) Assistance Act of 2011
- H.R. 1783 (112th): Foreclosure Fraud and Homeowner Abuse Prevention Act of 2011
- H.R. 1742 (112th): Janey Ensminger Act
- H.R. 952 (112th): Energy Critical Elements Renewal Act of 2011
From Jan 2003 to Jan 2013, Miller missed 117 of 7,572 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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