For 40 years, George Miller has served his constituents in California and the American people through his dedication to improving America's education system. His passionate work on behalf of our nation's children has been unwavering in its commitment to excellence for all students. As Education Secretary, I have valued George's counsel, wisdom, and friendship and it has been an absolute privilege to work with him. Though his leadership will be sorely missed, I know that the influence of his work will be felt for generations. I congratulate George on a lifetime of public service, and I look forward to working with him during his remaining time in Congress.