Saturday, December 9, 2006

Representative Candice Miller (R-MI)

As expected, the Do Nothing Congress ends their term with not much done and some whining about the Democratic Majority's plan to lengthen the number of days that Congress will work in 2007. I guess the U.S. Congress never heard of the benefit of "time on task". Ask any Michigan teacher and they can tell you about the required number of hours in a school year, the days spent teaching, and the continuing education classes taken after school just to keep their jobs.

Representative Candice Miller (R-MI) ends the 109th Do Nothing Congress with a few note worthy votes. Miller voted with the Democratic Party on Vote 542 and Vote 543. Vote 542, the Pool and Spa Safety Act, failed. Vote 543, the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act, passed.

Candice Miller did buck both the GOP and the Democratic Party by voting for House Resolution 6375, Requiring the Secretary of Defense to Submit to Congress An Annual Report and to Provide Notice to the Public on Congressional Initiatives in Funds Authorized or Made Available to the Department of Defense. With only 68 Republicans and 2 Democrats voting for the bill, it failed to pass.

Finally, Rep. Miller (R-MI) did not vote for House Resolution 1108, Expressing Support for Lebanon's Democratic Institutions and Condemning the Recent Terrorist Assassination of Lebanese Parliamentarian and Industry Minister Pierre Amine Gemayel.

Do you have a tardy note or absent excuse for missing that vote, Candy?


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