Former congressman gets think-tank job

Posted June 4, 2013

— The Center for American Progress has named former Democratic Congressman Brad Miller as a senior fellow for economic policy.

Miller, who chose not to seek re-election last year after 10 years representing the 13th District, will focus on foreclosure prevention, neighborhood stabilization and housing-finance reform, as well as broader financial services issues at the left-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C.

“His vast experience shaping the policy debate will play a valuable role in our efforts to strengthen the middle class and grow the economy by ensuring that more Americans have access to stable and affordable housing," Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, said in a statement.

As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, Miller led efforts to enact financial reform legislation, including bills to prohibit predatory mortgage lending and create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He worked with reform advocates to build a coalition of support, including the creation of Americans for Financial Reform, which comprises labor unions, civil-rights organizations, consumer organizations and other progressive advocacy groups.


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