ENG:Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller (born May 19, 1953) is the former U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 13th congressional district, serving from 2003 to 2013. District 13 includes all of Caswell and Person counties, and parts of Alamance, Granville, Guilford, Rockingham and Wake counties. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Early life, education, and law career
Miller was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina to Margaret Hale Miller and Nathan David Miller. He attended Terry Sanford Senior High School in Fayetteville.
Miller earned a BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975, a Master's degree from the London School of Economics in 1978, and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1979. After graduation he served as clerk to Judge J. Dickson ...
The Republican leadership today refused to allow a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a bipartisan Senate compromise bill to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and Medicare payments to physicians. As a result, Republicans will be responsible when middle-class families see their tax increases on January 1.
The GOP leadership is willing to let taxes increase for middle-class families and for American businesses in order to appease the most extreme element of their party. They are not allowing a vote in the House on this bill because they are afraid it will ...
Just two days after his state passed an anti-gay constitutional amendment that will put the freedom to marry on the statewide ballot in November 2012, Congressman Brad Miller of North Carolina's 13th District signed on as a cosponsor to the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that will overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Rep. Miller is now the 123rd cosponsor in the House. There are currently 30 cosponsors in the Senate.
In aninterview with the Advocate, Miller spoke out against the anti-gay amendment fast-tracked through North Carolina's General Assembly this week:
U.S. Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) today applauded the efforts of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, for its expected lawsuits against some of the largest banks in the country for misrepresenting the quality of loans they had assembled and sold as securities to investors and the agencies. Pending lawsuits against Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and others allege that the banks failed to perform their due diligence to verify borrower income and property values that were often inflated or false.
Does Social Security Have WMD? <p>The PowerPoint <a href="http://www.fiscalcommission.gov/sites/fiscalcommission.gov/files/documents/CoChair_Draft.pdf">released</a> by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform ("The Deficit Commission"), said we should "Reform Social Security for its own sake, not for deficit reduction."</p>
<p>No kidding. Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit. Not now, not ever.</p>
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