Mike Rogers (Alabama politician)
|Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Bennie Thompson|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Alabama's 3rd district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Bob Riley|
|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives|
from the 36th district
|Preceded by||James Campbell|
|Succeeded by||Randy Wood|
|Born||July 16, 1958|
Hammond, Indiana, U.S.
|Education||Jacksonville State University (BA, MPA)|
Birmingham School of Law (JD)
Early life and education
A sixth generation resident of Calhoun County in East Alabama, Rogers graduated from Saks High School and earned both his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.
Early political career
At 28 years old, Rogers became the youngest person to join the Calhoun County Commission.
In 1994, he won a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, and became Minority leader in his second term. In 2002, Bob Riley successfully ran for governor, leaving the 3rd district vacant. Rogers easily won the Republican nomination. In the general election, he faced Democratic veteran Joe Turnham, Jr., who had served three years as state party chairman and had run against Riley in the congressional election in 1998.
U.S. House of Representatives
In December 2011, Rogers voted in support of H.R. 10, the "Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act," which would have required Congressional approval for any "major regulations" issued by the executive branch but, unlike the 1996 Congressional Review Act, would not require the president's signature or override of a probable presidential veto.
- Committee on Armed Services
- Committee on Homeland Security (Ranking Member)
- Congressional Cement Caucus
- United States Congressional International Conservation Caucus
- Veterinary Medicine Caucus
- Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
- Republican Study Committee
In 2008, he received a rating of 50% from the American Conservative Union, one of the most moderate voting records of a Southern Republican for that year. Rogers supported an amendment to declare that people retain the right to pray and to recognize their religious beliefs, heritage, and traditions on public property, including schools. He cosponsored legislation to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States. Rogers sponsored a bill expressing the continued support of Congress for equal access of military recruiters to institutions of higher education. He also introduced legislation making it illegal to satirize or in any way parody the Transportation Security Administration.
Rogers is anti-abortion. As of 2020, he has a 100% rating from National Right to Life in contrast to zero percent from NARAL in 2018 regarding his abortion-related votes. He opposes banning federal health coverage if abortion is included and opposes using human embryos for stem cell research. Rogers has voted in support of efforts to restrict interstate transport of minors for abortions and allowing partial-birth abortion only if the mother's life is at risk. He also opposes human cloning and signed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. He also co-sponsored the Sanctity of Human Life Act. Rogers is a supporter of fetal rights.
He believes that marriage is between a man and a woman and in 2004 he voted for the Marriage Protection Amendment. In 2007, Rogers voted in opposition of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Rogers has a zero out of 100 rating from the Human Rights Campaign regarding his support of pro-LGBTQ policies.
On February 2, 2017, Rogers sponsored legislation to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency.
In June 2016, he called for the United States withdrawal from the United Nations in the wake of the Brexit vote by the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union. On January 3, 2017, Rogers once again called for the US to withdraw from the United Nations by introducing the "American Sovereignty Act of 2017" to the House of Representatives. The bill is currently in the introductory state and still needs House, Senate, and presidential approval. On January 3, 2019, Rogers submitted another similar bill titled "H.R.204 - American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2019."
In a very close election, the Turnham-Rogers contest was one of the most closely watched in 2002. Both Democratic and Republican National parties targeted the district, with Speaker Dennis Hastert promising Rogers a seat on the Armed Services committee should he win. Rogers heavily outspent Turnham, raising and spending $1,656,290 to Turnham's $1,015,132, with Rogers enjoying an even greater margin in independent expenditures. Rogers narrowly won the election by a 50%–48% margin. In this election, Rogers became a rare Republican endorsee of The Anniston Star.
However, Rogers has only faced one other contest nearly that close. In 2008, Joshua Segall held him to only 54 percent of the vote—the only time since his initial election that Rogers has fallen below 59 percent of the vote.
- 2008 Rogers won against Democratic nominee Joshua Segall, a Montgomery attorney, and Independent Mark Layfield.
- 2010 Rogers defeated Democratic nominee Steve Segrest.
Campaign contributions from ARMPAC
Rogers was a recipient of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC campaign contributions. DeLay was prosecuted and convicted on charges of felony money laundering of campaign finances and conspiracy to launder money. As of August 2016, Rogers has not offered to return any of the $30,000 he received. Rogers said that DeLay is innocent until proven guilty, and that he would not return the money "while the judicial process runs its course."
|Democratic||James Campbell (incumbent)||4,172||43.7|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||7,733||99.0|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||150,411||61.2|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||97,742||59.6|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||142,708||54.0|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||117,736||59.4|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||175,306||64.0|
|Democratic||John Andrew Harris||98,141||35.8|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||50,372||75.9|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||103,558||66.1|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||77,432||76.0|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||192,164||66.9|
|Republican||Mike Rogers (incumbent)||147,770||63.7|
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- "Jacksonville State University -". www.jsu.edu. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
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- Sonmez, Felicia (December 7, 2011). "REINS bill to expand congressional power over executive regulations passed by House". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
- "Mike Rogers | Congressional Scorecard – FreedomWorks". Congress.freedomworks.org. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
-  Archived May 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "Citizens Against Government Waste: Scorecard". Councilfor.cagw.org. Archived from the original on November 28, 2008. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- "Our Members". U.S. House of Representatives International Conservation Caucus. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
- "Members of the Veterinary Medicine Caucus". Veterinary Medicine Caucus. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- "Members". Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- "Member List". Republican Study Committee. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
-  Archived October 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- "Congressman Mike Rogers: Official Website". Archived from the original on August 24, 2006.
- Rogers, Mike. "Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2011". govtrack.us. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- "National Right to Life Congressional Scorecard U.S. House 116th Congress 2019-20" (PDF). National Right to Life. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
- "2018 Congressional Record on Choice". NARAL. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
- "Michael Rogers on Abortion". On the Issues. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
- "How Congress Voted in the 115th Congress" (PDF). NAACP. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
- "Michael Rogers on Civil Rights". On the Issues. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
- "Human Rights Campaign Congressional Scorecard 115th Congress" (PDF). Human Rights Campaign. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
- "Michael Rogers on Crime". On the Issues. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
- "The Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers 112th Congressional List" (PDF). Americans for Tax Reform. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- Almukhtar, Sarah (19 December 2017). "How Each House Member Voted on the Tax Bill". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
- Gaetz, Matt (April 25, 2017). "Text - H.R.861 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency". www.congress.gov.
- "In the wake of Brexit, Alabama congressman wants U.S. to exit U.N. - Yellowhammer News". 26 June 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
- Forhetz, Sara. "A proposal for the U.S. to pull out of the U.N." Retrieved 2017-01-23.
- Rogers, Mike D. (January 3, 2019). "Text - H.R.204 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2019". www.congress.gov.
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- "Alabama Secretary of State: Certification of Results, 2002 General Election" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- "For Congress," The Anniston Star, October 22, 2002, p. 8A
- "Campaign for America's Future: 26 Congressmen Bought Out by Rep. DeLay". Ourfuture.org. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- Smith, Jesse (2016-08-04). "Mike Rogers operates under his own double standard". Retrieved 2017-01-22.
- "Allies to Keep DeLay's Money," The Decatur Daily, October 9, 2005, p. 1A Archived March 24, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- "Klaus Iohannis a decorat opt congresmani americani cu Ordinul Steaua României în grad de Comandor". adevarul.ro (in Romanian). June 9, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
- Peia, Florentina; Iacob, Simona (June 9, 2017). Purcarea, Vicentiu; Pandea, Razvan-Adrian (eds.). "President Iohannis and U.S. congressmen discuss Romania's inclusion in Visa Waiver programme". Agepres. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
- "About Mike Rogers | Mike Rogers for Congress". www.mikerogersforcongress.com. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mike Rogers.|
- Congressman Mike Rogers official U.S. House website
- Mike Rogers for Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Mike Rogers (Alabama politician) at Curlie
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd congressional district
| Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee|
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority