Weekly Newsletter from Rep. Miller


EVs Failing,

Former CIA Director Says Chinese EV Manufacturers are Espionage Threats, And Pritzker and His Democrats Remain Silent after Giving Millions to Chinese

We say it a lot in politics – YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP – and these stories are another set that falls into that category.

The Pritzker administration is ALL IN for turning taxpayers into business partners with Chinese communists and making us investors in EV technology that is failing everywhere and it’s dangerous

1.Rivian Needs Help Charging Their Own EVs

Local activist Diane Benjamin with BLN News reports on emails from EV maker Rivian asking Connect Transit how to charge their EVs in cold weather. In response, Connect Transit tells them they charge their electric buses in heated garages but not during peak times because it is too expensive. 

Read more here: https://blnnews.com/2024/01/30/foia-emails-from-rivian-to-connect-transit/

2. GOTION Potential Nexus for Espionage

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta warned the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party that a Chinese manufacturing plant in Michigan – which is a GOTION plant – is likely to be a place for espionage. The article and be viewed at this link: https://news.yahoo.com/former-cia-director-leon-panetta-180020899.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Here’s an important excerpt:

“Panetta made the comments during a House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party hearing on Tuesday afternoon which focused on the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) support for America’s adversaries. The former CIA director answered in the affirmative when Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Mich., asked if China could use the plant, which is being developed by a subsidiary of Hefei, China-based firm Gotion High-Tech, for espionage. “

“I don’t think there’s any question that they’re going to take advantage of that situation,” Panetta remarked. “And I think we have to be very vigilant about what the hell is going on. That’s just the way they operate. They’ll establish a manufacturing unit, they’ll establish whatever they can, and then they will use that for their own intelligence purposes. They will use that for their own economic purposes.”

“They’ll use it to be able to gain the kind of advantages that are counter, frankly, to the interests of the United States,” he continued. “I think it is very important in those situations to make sure that the United States, and that our intelligence capabilities, are being used to make sure that we know what they are doing that could hurt the United States.”

3. Does This Look Like a Thriving Company to You?

As electric buses sit unused all across the country, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is sticking to its ignorant guns and committing to buying additional electric buses from bankrupt electric vehicle (EV) company Proterra as the city moves toward an all-electric fleet by 2040.


Apparently the CTA never received the ‘this is a really stupid and expensive idea’ memo.

This article explains the failed reality behind the EV movement:


It’s Ground Hog Day in Springfield! Protect Criminals – Attack Police

The radical Democrats continue to take aim at our law enforcement with this insanity! The idea of filing a bill such as HB4603 is a prime example of priorities that are important to the supermajority party and their efforts to create anarchy.

Someone could be driving 20 mph’s over the speed limit, under the influence and police would not be allowed to make a safety stop. This bill would put communities at-risk and our law enforcement in tighter handcuffs!!

Republicans Demand Public Hearings for Immigrant Crisis

Leaders of the Illinois Republican Party recently traveled to Chicago and the U.S. southern border to witness firsthand the chaotic effects of the recent influx of illegal immigrants. In a strong message directed particularly at Governor Pritzker and Democrat leaders, Republicans are demanding that local residents be engaged in the conversation to have their concerns heard regarding this dire situation.


Terrible Democrat Policies Paid for by YOU

Even if the 35,000+ illegal migrants who have arrived in the Chicago area since 2022 don’t want to stay here, Illinois taxpayers have to foot the bill to send them wherever they go next.

According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, migrant travel costs in the Chicago area, including people leaving by bus, plane and train, total more than $775,000. And when additional travel related expenses such as rideshares are factored in, it’s at least $850,000 of taxpayer money that has been spent on migrants moving out of Chicago.



At Least Illinois Got This Right

The Illinois Board Of Elections recently voted unanimously that it did not have the jurisdiction to determine whether former President Trump is constitutionally eligible to appear on the state’s March primary ballot.

The vote was 8-0 and split evenly between Democrats and Republicans.

The petition arguing that Trump was ineligible to appear on the ballot was filed by 5 (YES, FIVE) voters citing a Civil War-era provision.


Illinois Comes In First Place For Yet Another Embarrassing Reason

Chicago has been rated for the fourth year in a row by pest control company Orkin as #1 on their list of top 50 Bed Bug Cities.

Orkin’s list is based on treatment data from December 1, 2022 through November 30, 2023.

View the list and get some tips to look for and treat bed bugs in this article:


Have Chocolate On The Brain?

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, chocolate is on display everywhere you turn! Here are 50 recipes for mouthwatering chocolate treats that you can make at home in 30 minutes or less:

50 Quick Chocolate Desserts for Your Sweet Tooth (tasteofhome.com)

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