Why? Because Hurricane Ivan hit his district, that's why.
Congressman Miller was also credited with leading the charge to guarantee up to $325 Million to replace the I-10 Bridge, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan. JeffMiller.House.govIvan caused an estimated US$18 billion ($22.1 billion 2013 USD) in damages to the United States, making it the fifth costliest hurricane ever to strike the country.
And then there is this....
Ashton Hayward, the mayor of Pensacola announced recently that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to reimburse the city $1,012,389 for costs associated with Hurricane Ivan.This guy is a piece of....work.
Hayward had made it a priority and traveled to Washington, D.C. in March 2011 to personally meet with FEMA. He also solicited the help of Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Jeff Miller.