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Gary Miller
Gary Miller.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 31
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJoe Baca (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$19.18 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Campaign $$4,978,796
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1995-1999
Mayor, Diamond Bar, California
1992-1994
City Council of Diamond Bar, California
1989-1992
Education
Bachelor'sMount San Antonio College (did not earn degree)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1967
Personal
BirthdayOctober 16, 1948
Place of birthHuntsville, Arkansas
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Net worth$46,542,523
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Gary Miller (b. October 16, 1948, in Huntsville, AR) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 31st Congressional District. Miller was first elected to the House in 1998.

Miller most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 31st District.[1] He defeated Bob Dutton (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. He was displaced from the 42nd District by redistricting.[2] According to a March 2012 article in Roll Call, Miller was one of the top 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2012.[3]

Prior to his career in the U.S. House, Miller served in the California State Assembly from 1995 to 1999.

Miller is not seeking re-election in 2014. He stated, "It has been a great honor to spend so many years in public service, striving to make a difference for southern California families. While there is still a lot of work to be done, it is now time for me to pass the baton. I will not seek re-election to Congress at the end of this term."[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Miller is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Miller's academic, professional and political career:[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Miller serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Miller served on the following committees:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Miller's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

HR 644

See also: Bowe Bergdahl exchange

Neutral/Abstain On September 9, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 644, a resolution condemning President Barack Obama's act of exchanging five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.[10][11] The House voted 249-163 for resolution, with all Republicans and 22 Democrats supporting the bill. Fourteen Democrats and five Republicans did not vote on the resolution, while all other Democrats opposed its passage.[11] Miller did not vote on the resolution.[10][11]

NDAA

Yea3.png Miller voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Miller voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[13]

CISPA (2013)

Neutral/Abstain Miller did not vote on HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[14]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[15] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[16][17] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[17] Miller voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[18][19] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[19] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[20] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Miller voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[18]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[21] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[22] Miller voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[23]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[24] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Miller voted for HR 2775.[25]

When questioned about whether he would support a clean funding bill to end the government shutdown, Miller responding by simply putting his hand over the camera lens and pushing it away. When questioned about the incident, Miller responding by saying, "I am deeply concerned about the impact this shutdown is having on working families, veterans, and seniors in the Inland Empire. The House has continued to pass funding measures to ensure vital government functions and services can continue. But, any agreement will require both sides coming together. In all my time in Congress, I have never seen the solution to a disagreement come without both sides coming to the negotiating table."[26]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Miller voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[27]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Miller voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[28] The vote largely followed party lines.[29]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Miller voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[30]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Miller voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[31]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[32] Miller joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[33][34]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Miller voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[35]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Gary Miller's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Miller is a Hard-Core Conservative. Miller received a score of 15 percent on social issues and 85 percent on economic issues.[36]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[37]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Neutral Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[36]

Immigration reform

Several Republican members of the U.S. House might face a tougher path to re-election in 2014 because immigration reform did not pass in the House in 2013, according to a Public Policy Poll released in July 2013.[38]

According to the poll, a majority of voters in seven Republican congressional districts said they would be less likely to vote for their current representative if he fails support immigration reform. Voters also reported in the poll that they would be less likely to support Republican candidates in the 2014 general election if the Republican House members block immigration reform proposals.[38] Miller is one of the seven representatives who serves in a district that had overwhelming support for the Senate’s immigration reform plan.[38]

Earmarks

A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.[39] According to the report, Miller secured $1.28 million in earmarks to help repave, re-landscape and install new drains along Grand Avenue in Diamond Bar, California. The project, previously reported by The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario, upgraded an access road for a residential and retail development that he co-owned with a campaign donor. Miller sold the property months after securing the earmark.[40]

Campaign themes

2012

Miller's campaign website listed the following issues:[41]

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Since coming to Congress, I have been a tireless advocate of lower taxes and a believer that Americans deserve to keep more of their hard earned dollars. As as our economy continues to recover from a deep and prolonged recession, I believe that raising taxes will only hinder economic growth and create additional burdens for American families, who have seen their wages and home values fall, while the cost of energy and many consumer goods continue to climb."
  • Education
Excerpt: "The future of our nation is dependent upon an educated workforce. Ensuring that our children have access to a quality education remains a top priority of mine in Congress. States and local school district must be given the flexibility they need to meet their needs without onerous regulations and mandates from government bureaucrats."
  • Budget, Deficit, Debt
Excerpt: "Since President Obama took office, out-of-control federal spending has sent our national debt soaring in excess of $15 trillion, putting the future prosperity of our great nation at risk."
  • Jobs & the Economy
Excerpt: "Job creation is vital to our economic recovery. While there have been some recent modest signs of improvement, the sad fact is millions of Americans remain out of work, are struggling to find full-time work, or have dropped out of the labor force altogether."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "I am an adamant defender of the 2nd Amendment. Congress must not improperly hamper the right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms. If we are to honor and uphold the Constitution, this right cannot be infringed. "

Elections

2014

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See also: California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2014

Miller is not seeking re-election to the 31st District in 2014. He stated, "It has been a great honor to spend so many years in public service, striving to make a difference for southern California families. While there is still a lot of work to be done, it is now time for me to pass the baton. I will not seek re-election to Congress at the end of this term."[42]

2012

See also: California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2012

Miller won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 31st District as a Republican.[1] He was displaced from the 42nd District by redistricting. He decided to move to the 31st District after Congressman Jerry Lewis announced that he would be retiring. He and Bob Dutton (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Justin Kim (D), Rita Ramirez-Dean (D), Renea Wickman (D) and Pete Aguilar (D). Miller went on to defeat Dutton in the general election on November 6, 2012.[43][44]

According to an article on March 30, 2012, from The Washington Post, that noted the top 10 incumbents who could have lost their primaries, Miller was the 9th most likely incumbent to lose his primary.[45]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Miller Incumbent 55.2% 88,964
     Republican Bob Dutton 44.8% 72,255
Total Votes 161,219
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 31 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGary Miller (R) Incumbent 26.7% 16,708
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Dutton (R) 24.8% 15,557
Pete Aguilar (D) 22.6% 14,181
Justin Kim (D) 13.5% 8,487
Renea Wickman (D) 6.7% 4,188
Rita Ramirez-Dean (D) 5.7% 3,546
Total Votes 62,667

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Miller attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Miller is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Miller raised a total of $4,978,796 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[53]

Gary Miller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 31) Won $1,271,829
2010 US House (California, District 42) Won $767,700
2008 US House (California, District 42) Won $620,752
2006 US House (California, District 42) Won $671,006
2004 US House (California, District 42) Won $640,276
2002 US House (California, District 42) Won $520,563
2000 US House (California, District 41) Won $486,670
Grand Total Raised $4,978,796


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Miller's reports.[54]

Gary Miller (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[55]April 12, 2013$426,074.75$78,629.75$(89,326.28)$415,378.22
July Quarterly[56]July 15, 2013$415,378.22$237,619.11$(78,414.32)$574,583.01
October Quarterly[57]October 15, 2013$574,583.01$364,117.45$(97,919.66)$840,484.63
Year-End[58]January 31, 2014$840,484$148,943$(78,977)$910,450
April Quarterly[59]April 15, 2014$910,450$19,391$(68,642)$860,307
Running totals
$848,700.31$(413,279.26)

2012

Miller won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Miller's campaign committee raised a total of $1,271,829 and spent $1,706,171.[60] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[61]

Cost per vote

Miller spent $19.18 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Miller won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Miller's campaign committee raised a total of $767,700 and spent $769,415.[62]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Miller's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $17,813,046 and $75,272,000. That averages to $46,542,523, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Miller ranked as the 13th most wealthy representative in 2012.[63] Between 2004 and 2012, Miller's calculated net worth[64] decreased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[65]

Gary Miller Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$55,410,108
2012$46,542,523
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-16%
Average annual growth:-2%[66]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[67]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Miller is the Vice-Chair of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services. Miller received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Real Estate industry.

From 1997-2014, 30.31 percent of Miller's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[68]

Gary Miller Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $6,385,626
Total Spent $5,199,826
Vice-Chair of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$954,629
Leadership PACs$276,587
Health Professionals$262,500
Insurance$252,760
Misc Issues$188,900
% total in top industry14.95%
% total in top two industries19.28%
% total in top five industries30.31%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Miller is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Miller received in June 2013.[69]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[70]

Miller most often votes with:

Miller least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Miller missed 1,046 of 10,844 roll call votes from January 1999 to July 2014. This amounts to 9.6 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[71]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Miller paid his congressional staff a total of $889,359 in 2011. He ranked 106th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 130th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[72]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Miller was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Miller's staff was given an apparent $822.22 in bonus money.[73]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Miller ranked 167th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[74]

2012

Miller ranked 66th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[75]

2011

Miller ranked 29th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[76]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Miller voted with the Republican Party 95.4 percent of the time, which ranked 62nd among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[77]

2013

Miller voted with the Republican Party 97.7 percent of the time, which ranked 71st among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[78]

Personal

Miller and his wife, Cathy, have four children.

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External links


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Political offices
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Joe Baca
U.S. House - California
1999-Present
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California State Assembly
1995-1998
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Mayor, Diamond Bar
1992-1994
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City Council of Diamond Bar, California
1989-1992
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Municipal Advisory Council of Diamond Bar, California
1988-1989
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