U.S. Congressman Max Miller Appointed to Commission on Reform and Modernization of the Department of State

Jan 30, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Max Miller (OH-07) today announced his appointment to the Commission on Reform and Modernization of the Department of State. Congressman Miller was appointed by Speaker Mike Johnson, who may appoint two members of the 16-person body. The Commission was created by a provision in the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

“From my time serving in the Trump Administration and as a Member of Congress, I have seen first-hand the work of State Department employees around the globe, and I have great respect for them,” said Congressman Miller. “Like any other large organization, the State Department must evolve, grow, and be prepared to deal with the challenges of the 21st century. I am honored to be appointed to this commission during this pivotal and challenging time in our nation’s history and I look forward to the great work ahead.”

Editor’s note regarding the Commission on Reform and Modernization of the Department of State:

The Commission on Reform and Modernization of the Department of State was established by a provision in the FY23 NDAA and seeks to reform and modernize the Department of State in order to address the number of growing challenges with respect to U.S. diplomacy in the 21st century.

The Commission will examine the changing nature of diplomacy and development in the 21st century and ways that the Department of State can modernize to advance the interests of the United States more effectively. The commission will offer comprehensive recommendations to reform the Department, including organizational, structural, and personnel-related matters, its global diplomatic footprint, and the role of the State Department in the formulation and implementation of foreign policy.

Twelve of the commission members will be appointed by House and Senate Leaders and the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees. The remaining four nonpartisan members will be appointed by the President of the United States.

Congressman Miller’s appointment may be found in the Congressional Record.

Editor’s note regarding Congressman Miller: 

Congressman Max Miller represents Ohio’s Seventh District which includes Medina and Wayne counties as well as parts of Cuyahoga and Holmes counties. Miller serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for which he is also Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. The Republican freshmen members selected Miller as their representative to the Republican Steering Committee.  He is a member of the Republican Study Committee, Main Street Caucus, and the Congressional Jewish Caucus. Before joining Congress, Miller spent six years in the Marine Corps Reserves and served in several senior positions for President Donald Trump. Please visit http://maxmiller.house.gov for more information. 


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