January 31, 2023

Rep. Phil Miller Named to Vice Chair of Environment Committee

State Representative Phil Miller has been named Vice-Chair of the legislature’s Environment Committee by House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden).

“The Environment Committee’s work is vital—from protecting Connecticut’s natural resources and open space to improving the quality of our air and water,” said Miller. “I’m truly honored to have been appointed to the leadership of such an important committee in my first year at the legislature.”

The committee conducts public hearings, issues reports of its findings and originates legislation  concerning the environment, including conservation, recreation, pollution control, fisheries and game, state parks and forests, water resources and flood and erosion control. The committee also has oversight over all agricultural matters, including farming, dairy products and domestic animals.

“Agriculture is important to Connecticut—and to our economy. It contributes $3.5 billion and 20,000 jobs to the state’s economy.” said Miller. “Protecting and preserving Connecticut’s farms is a top priority for me.”

Since being elected in a special election last winter, Miller has been a strong voice at the capitol on environmental issues. The Essex Democrat was one of only 29 state representatives to earn a 100 percent rating from the League of Conservation Voters this year.

In addition to the Environment Committee, Miller will continue to serve on the legislature’s Human Services, and Public Health Committees.