U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, a Harrison Township Republican, on Thursday received an award for her leadership in transportation safety from the Macomb County Chiefs of Police.
As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Miller is working with her colleagues in Congress on a comprehensive national highway bill. One issue that arose during consideration of the new legislation by the committee was a provision that would have allowed states to raise the weight limits of trucks that use the nation’s federal highway system.
According to the police chiefs, Miller understood the safety concerns associated with allowing heavier trucks on highways and was instrumental in voting this provision down.
“I am truly humbled by the award presented … from the Macomb County Chiefs of Police and thank them for their support,” said Miller, the former Michigan secretary of state. “I am honored to serve as our officers’ and my congressional district’s voice in the U.S. House of Representatives and look forward to continuing to work hand-in-hand with our public safety officers to keep our roads and highways across Michigan safe.”