Miller was the representative for Michigan’s 10th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2003 to 2016.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
On Oct. 4, 2004, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Miller for threatening to retaliate against a member for a particular vote and issued a report finding Miller's behavior inappropriate.
|Oct. 4, 2004||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct issued a report finding Miller's behavior inappropriate|
Read our 2015 Report Card for Miller.
Miller is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.
Miller was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 158 (114th): Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015
- H.R. 1213 (114th): Office of Compliance Administrative and Technical Corrections Act of 2015
- H.R. 878 (114th): United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act
- H.R. 3487 (113th): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of ...
- H.R. 5738 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15285 Samohin Drive in Macomb, Michigan, as the “Lance Cpl. Anthony A. DiLisio Clinton-Macomb Carrier ...
- H.R. 4009 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 567 West Nepessing Street in Lapeer, Michigan, as the “Turrill Post Office Building”.
Does 6 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:
Emergency Management (21%) Immigration (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) International Affairs (7%) Environmental Protection (7%)
Some of Miller’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6415 (114th): To provide for the appointment of members of the Board of Directors ...
- H.Res. 933 (114th): Providing amounts for further expenses of the Committee on Energy and Commerce ...
- H.R. 5227 (114th): Library of Congress Modernization Act of 2016
- H.R. 5160 (114th): To amend title 40, United States Code, to include as part of ...
- H.R. 5078 (114th): Great Lakes Pipeline Safety Act of 2016
- H.R. 4438 (114th): Drinking Water Contamination Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2016
- H.R. 3586 (114th): Border and Maritime Coordination Improvement Act
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Miller missed 197 of 10,101 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. 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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