U.S. Congressman Max Miller’s Week in Review

Mar 25, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congressman Max Miller (OH-07) began his week visiting businesses in the district before coming to Washington, D.C. to vote on the second government funding package. Here are some of the highlights from Congressman’s week.  

MONDAY, March 18 

  • Congressman Miller visited IEC Infrared Systems in Middleburg Heights, which employs roughly 50 people, to learn about infrared systems and how they are used in the defense sector. Rick Pettegrew, General Manager of IEC, also gave the Congressman a tour of the facility. The Congressman was accompanied by Middleburg Heights Mayor Castelli and Middleburg Heights Economic Director Chuck Bichara. 
  • Congressman Miller met with NEOFIX Project Director Dr. Stuart Mendel, Affiliate Professor of Non-Profit Management and Project Director Technology Partnership Initiative at Baldwin Wallace University, John Eberhardt, and other leaders to discuss the NEOFIX (Northeast Ohio Flight Information Exchange) project at Baldwin Wallace University. NEOFIX is a public-private partnership developing drone infrastructure for economic development, public safety, and emergency preparedness. NEOFIX has a project team of about 10 but has nearly 100 additional stakeholders that participate in various capacities.  
  • Congressman Miller toured ZIN Technologies alongside Middleburg Heights Mayor Castelli and Middleburg Heights Economic Director Chuck Bichara to hear about the great work they are doing in the civil space industry. Carlos Grodsinsky, President of ZIN Technologies, provided an update on their latest flight hardware capabilities and how it can better support the space industry. The company employs just shy of 200 individuals.  

TUESDAY, March 19 

  • Congressman Miller spoke at the Log Cabin Republicans meeting in Washington, D.C., where he gave an update on his work in Congress and attended a reception honoring the International Union of Police Associations, where he spoke with several attendees from Ohio.  

WEDNESDAY, March 20 

  • Congressman Miller, alongside Congresswoman Shontel Brown (OH-11), participated in a fireside chat with representatives from Ohio Corn & Wheat during which he discussed the importance of passing a Farm Bill this year. The chat was moderated by Ohio Corn & Wheat President Tadd Nicolson, who is a member of Congressman Miller’s Agriculture Advisory Council.  
  • Congressman Miller met with Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Superintendent David Manges and students in his Washington, D.C. office to discuss the importance of funding for career and technical education. Congressman Miller reviewed his legislation H.R. 7386 the Career and Technical Education Advocacy Grant Program Act. This bill may be accessed here.
  • Congressman Miller led passage of his bill, H.R. 7685, the Innovative Mitigation Partnerships for Asphalt and Concrete Technologies (IMPACT) Act, out of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee by a vote of 38 – 0. The IMPACT Act will strengthen and enhance the competitiveness of American manufacturing by developing advanced technologies that will improve the efficiency of cement, concrete, and asphalt production. The bill may be accessed here
  • Congressman Max Miller gave a speech on the House Floor to commemorate National Agriculture Week.  

Thursday, March 21 

  • Congressman Miller welcomed Emily Dotson, a sophomore at Fairview High School, to his Washington, D.C. office. Emily is a member of the Greater Cleveland Young Marines and was recognized as the Division 5 Young Marine of the Year. Emily is planning to enlist in the Marine Corps when she graduates high school. 
  • Congressman Miller met with Columbus Zoo and Aquarium President & CEO Tom Schmid to discuss issues relating to animal health and conservation in the Farm Bill. Last August, Congressman Miller visited the Zoo for a tour and policy discussion.
  • Congressman Miller gave a speech on the House Floor to recognize the career and achievements of Cleveland area native, Secretary Marcia Fudge, as she prepares to retire from The President’s Cabinet as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. 

Friday, March 22 

  • Congressman Miller voted in support of a package of six appropriations bills in order to secure the border, increase military pay and avoid a costly government shutdown. The package passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 286 – 134.  A link to Congressman Miller’s statement regarding his vote is here.

Saturday, March 23 

  • Congressman Miller hosted an in-person town hall in Brecksville, Ohio. The town hall was an opportunity for constituents to hear an update about Miller’s work in Washington, how his office can serve constituents, and ask questions. The town hall covered a wide variety of topics including the most recent government funding vote, supplemental funding for Ukraine and Israel and the current status of vaccine mandates. Dominic Sciria, who is a member of the Brecksville Planning Commission, moderated the town hall and Brayan Morenes-Jaime, a student at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, led the Pledge of Allegiance.  

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 freshman 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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