Meet Darrel Miller

Darrel Miller for Congress

I am a lifelong farmer and am running for Congress because too many lawmakers are content to go to Washington and do little more than grandstand and maneuver for political advantage. Consequently, we have a growing backlog of pressing national issues left unaddressed.

But I know my neighbors hold more in common than they do in difference. I am a candidate for common ground and offer a modest proposal: Majorities of both parties agree on major portions of backlogged reforms. Let's at least pass these agreements. With these partial solutions in place we can continue negotiating our outstanding differences. We need legislators committed to the responsibilities of governing. There is too much being left undone. I will lead as a candidate committed to outlining and passing such common ground.

The Common GroundLearn more about this issue →

It seems no one in Congress can find common ground between the parties.

Our nation’s unemployment and debt problems cry out for bipartisan cooperation. Instead we get gridlock and politicians maneuvering for political advantage. Economists from Stanford and the University of Chicago have argued that the political uncertainty resulting from Congress’s failure to legislate is one of the factors slowing economic growth. As long as we have divided government, we have to find some common ground. My campaign outlines exactly that.

The Farm BillLearn more about this issue →

The farm bill has finally become law. There is much good in the bill. However, the increases to crop insurance in what should be an austere budget environment are inappropriate.

US HealthcareLearn more about this issue →

The healthcare debate can be considered as two questions: "How do we pay for it?" and "Why does it cost so much?"

"How do we pay for it?" is the question we spend the most time on. "Why does it cost so much?" arises from the fact that we spend 50-100% more per person than other industrialized countries with no better health outcomes on average.


Instructure Spending is in the News

At the end of July, the day before the Transportation Department would have begun cutting funds to highway projects already underway, Congress cobbled together a scarcely credible funding extension for the Highway Trust Fund to run until May 2015.

Chaos for 2014 construction projects was narrowly avoided, but this is no way to run our country. States and municipalities need long-term predictability to plan for extensive infrastructure projects. We need a long-term plan before next May.


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