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News Posted on January 16, 2014

U.S. Representative George Miller '72 Announces Retirement from Congress

U.S. Representative George Miller '72, a member of Congress for 40 years, has announced that he will not seek a 21st term in the House this fall. Miller, who represents Contra Costa County, is the principal author of major laws affecting the nation's educational system, labor and health policy, and natural resources. He chaired three committees over the course of his long career and is widely considered one of the top Democratic legislators of his generation. 

"This is a great institution and I cannot thank my family and my constituents enough for having given me the honor and privilege of representing my district in Congress these past 40 years," Miller said. "I have tried to repay them for their confidence by working hard every day to make our country a better place. I'm proud of what I have been able to accomplish on behalf of children and families, working people and the environment, in my district and for our country, especially passage of national health care reform. Now, I look forward to one last year in Congress fighting the good fight and then working in new venues on the issues that have inspired me. What a wonderful experience this has been."

Rep. George Miller announcement