James C. Miller III Nominated For Reappointment to USPS Board of Governors

The White House issued the following press release:

James C. Miller, III – Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

James C Miller IIIJames C. Miller, III, Nominee for Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
James C. Miller, III is a Senior Advisor at the international law firm Husch Blackwell LLP. Mr. Miller previously served as a member of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service from 2003 to 2011. He was Chairman of the Board from 2005 to 2008, as well as Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and a member of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee. Earlier in his career, he was the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 1985 to 1988, and the first Administrator of OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Miller served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission from 1981 to 1985. He is a member of the Board of Americans for Prosperity and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. Mr. Miller received his B.B.A. from the University of Georgia and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

According to Mr. Miller’s bio on the USPS website

Governor Miller was named a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush through a recess appointment on April 22, 2003, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November2004 for a term that expired in December 2010. However, pursuant to 39 U.S.C., Section 202(b), a governor may serve up to one year beyond the expiration of a term or until a successor is appointed. He served as chairman of the Board of Governors from January 2005 to January 2008. He currently serves as chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and as a member of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee.

Because of Mr. Miller’s repeated calls for privatizing the U.S. Postal Service, he has not been regarded as a friend of the postal unions. Mr. Miller has been considered “anti-union” over the years. His prepared statement to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on April 5, 2011 did nothing to change that view:

Prepared Testimony of James C. Miller III 4-5-2011

15 thoughts on “James C. Miller III Nominated For Reappointment to USPS Board of Governors

  1. Rewind has it right. We have no chance if the people chosen to lead our employer (and nation) are out to see it’s demise. Where do you turn when both parties are corrupted by the same corporate interests? At this time there is no democracy at the national level it the USA.

  2. Will somebody please inform the President that the idea is to appoint people that are on his Party!s side. Mr. Miller is no friend to workers,unions, or to the Democrat Party. He is PRIVATIZER.

  3. two little kids telling each other what thier dads do for a living. one kid says my dad is a mail man. the second kid says my dad is a lawyer. first kid ask…honest?
    second kid replies nope regular kind. What would you expect from a lawer except to hire another lawer to pick while the picken is good!

  4. Ok Obama you just lost my vote for you. All we need is for Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore, Jesse Ventura to run on the independant ticket.

  5. Why not appointment Miller as the surgeon general. He would be as effective in this position as on the board of useless board of governors.

  6. Ruby Harrison:
    I’m not sure how much you know about how the US Government works, but THE PRESIDENT is the one who NOMINATES CANDIDATES for positions like this.

    THE PRESIDENT is the one who RENOMINATED this anti-union cretin….THE PRESIDENT IS WRONG TO DO THIS, but he does do it….it is THE SENATE, not the Congress that approves or disapproves of NOMINEES.

    I believe that this PRESIDENT is quite literally falling into line with the CONSERVATIVES OF THIS COUNTRY in their desire to radically change and privatize the USPS….and he has become one of the worst enemies of THE FEDERAL WORK FORCE there is….right up there with Darrell Issa and Dennis Ross.

  7. It’s people like Miller that congress keep on appointing to oversee the postal service reform, that’s hurting working americans and the postal servicee continued universal mail delivery! Why don’t congress or whomever is responsible for the appointment, appoint individuals who care about workers and the Postal service solvency! Congress is also responsible for the situation the postal service is in also, for not making proper legislation and passing it to keep the Postal service solvent and thousands of americans working!

  8. I, for one, am against the purchase of cheaper store brand liquor at this year’s hospitality room at the national convention. That… would not be an intelligent use of dues money. Seeing no nays…the ayes have it and my motion is passed. Jim Beam, Absolut and Johnnie Walker it is! And, this year, those submitting copies of new signed 1187s will receive a fifth of scotch in exchange for 5 new members! WoooHoo…party on!

  9. Wow, a RECESS appointment by GW Bush?!! I thought those were so illegal, unconstitutional and low brow. Oh, wait! That’s only the case when Obama does it!


  10. Just when everyone is calling for a new vision, an effective leadership team, and a streamlining from top to bottom, someone in the Obama administration regurgites this dude. You’ve got to be kidding! Obama administration needs to review this as a gross misunderstanding. In fact, it is about time to get rid of the complere board of governors. They have failed miserably. They all need to fall on their swords or be pushed. Just look at what their pick of Donahoe has given us.

  11. I am shocked by this action by the President. Mr. Miller is not a positive force for this organization.

  12. Why Mr. President? It appears you lied to the postal unions to get elected..This guy is anti-union. He was a Bush appointee. Oh well, Bush wacked again. These politicians are going to put something special in our Easter baskets. I can smell the eggs rotting.

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