Mike Rogers (Michigan politician)

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Mike Rogers
Michael J. Rogers 113th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2001
Preceded by Debbie Stabenow
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Silvestre Reyes
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 26th district
In office
January 3, 1994 – January 3, 2001
Succeeded by Deborah Cherry
Personal details
Born Michael J. Rogers
(1963-06-02) June 2, 1963 (age 50)
Livingston County, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kristi Clemens Rogers
Residence Howell, Michigan
Alma mater Adrian College
Occupation U.S. Representative
Religion Methodist

Michael J. "Mike" Rogers (born June 2, 1963) is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party and Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Early life, education, and law enforcement career[edit]

Rogers was born in Livingston County, Michigan. He graduated from Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan in 1985, from which he earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology, and served in the United States Army from 1985 to 1989. He worked as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its Chicago office, specializing in organized crime and public corruption, 1989–1994. He is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Michigan State Senate[edit]


He was first elected in 1994. In 1998, he won re-election to a second term with 68% of the vote.[1]


He represented three counties: Clinton, Livingston, and Shiawassee. He served as Majority Leader from 1999 to 2000.

Rogers wrote legislation creating the Michigan Education Savings Plan, which allows Michigan families to set aside tax-free funds for educating their children when they are ready for college or vocational training.[2]

Committee assignments[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]


He was elected as a Republican from the 8th District of Michigan to the United States House of Representatives in one of the nation's closest congressional races of 2000. He defeated Democratic State Senator Dianne Byrum by 111 votes to win the District 8 seat left open by Debbie Stabenow.[3]


Rogers’ measure to make education savings plans free of federal taxes was adopted in 2003 (see Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001). His health savings account program for low-income families who are covered by Medicaid was signed into law on February 8, 2008.[4]

In 2006, he cosponsored H.R. 4411, the Goodlatte-Leach Internet Gambling Prohibition Act[5] and H.R. 4777, the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act.[6] He has also introduced pain care management legislation pertaining to Americans who are restricted by severe, chronic pain.[7]

Rogers was the primary sponsor of the Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act, H.R. bill 5037, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on May 29, 2006. This bill is designed to ban protests on Federal Lands, from occurring near the funerals of soldiers that were killed in action.

The CBO has said that Rogers's H.R. 1206 to make it easier for states to obtain waivers from some Medical Loss Ratio requirements would add $1.1 billion to the deficit between 2013 and 2022.[8]

In November 30, 2011 Congressman Rogers introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).[9] "The bill would allow the government to share all of its classified cyber-security knowledge with private companies, forming knowledge-sharing agreements that would hopefully keep China (and other countries and hackers) out of American computer networks. The catch is that the information shared is a two-lane street—companies would also be allowed to share private data with the federal government, provided there is a reasonable "cyber threat.""[10] "In the current version, most personal information would be stripped from data shared with the government, and the bill no longer defines intellectual property theft as something relating to national security "We think we're making huge progress with the privacy groups, so they understand what we're trying to accomplish, which isn't anything nefarious," Rogers said"[11]

Rogers has reaffirmed his support for the NSA's programs, stating on October 30, 2013, "You can't have your privacy violated if you don't know your privacy is violated."[12][13]

It was widely reported on March 28, 2014, that the Congressman Rogers does not plan to run for re-election. [14]

Committee assignments[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Rogers is the youngest of five sons. His father was a public school teacher-administrator-football coach and his mother was the director of a local Chamber of Commerce. Rogers' older brother Bill is a state representative in Michigan. He resides in Howell, Michigan. His wife, Kristi Clemens Rogers, was previously President and CEO of Aegis LLC, a contractor to the United States Department of State for intelligence-based and physical security services.[15][16]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Debbie Stabenow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Silvestre Reyes
Chairman of House Intelligence Committee
Succeeded by
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Betty McCollum
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Adam Schiff