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Mike Rogers (Alabama politician)

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers official photo.jpg
Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byBennie Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2003
Preceded byBob Riley
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 36th district
In office
1994–2002
Preceded byJames Campbell
Succeeded byRandy Wood
Personal details
Born (1958-07-16) July 16, 1958 (age 62)
Hammond, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Beth
Children3
EducationJacksonville State University (BA, MPA)
Birmingham School of Law (JD)

Michael Dennis Rogers (born July 16, 1958) is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 3rd congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life and education

A sixth generation resident of Calhoun County in East Alabama, Rogers graduated from Saks High School[1] and earned both his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.[2][3]

Early political career

At 28 years old, Rogers became the youngest person to join the Calhoun County Commission.[4]

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.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives

Tenure

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.[6][7]

He earned the title of "April 2012 Porker of the Month"[8] and only a 23% rating from Citizens Against Government Waste[9]

Committees

Caucus Memberships

Political positions

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.[14] 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.[15] He also introduced legislation making it illegal to satirize or in any way parody the Transportation Security Administration.[16]

Abortion

Rogers is anti-abortion. As of 2020, he has a 100% rating from National Right to Life[17] in contrast to zero percent from NARAL in 2018 regarding his abortion-related votes.[18] 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.[19]

Civil rights

As of 2019, Rogers has a 19% rating in regarding civil rights-related legislature from the NAACP.[20]

Rogers voted in opposition to the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.[21]

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.[21] Rogers has a zero out of 100 rating from the Human Rights Campaign regarding his support of pro-LGBTQ policies.[22]

Crime

Rogers opposed expanding federal hate crime law to include LGBTQ hate crimes. He voted in support of the Second Chance Act of 2007.[23]

Economy

Rogers is a signer of Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[24] He voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.[25]

Environment

On February 2, 2017, Rogers sponsored legislation to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency.[26]

Foreign affairs

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.[27] 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.[28] 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.[29]"

Terrorism

Rogers voted in support of the Patriot Act.[21]

Political campaigns

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[30] to Turnham's $1,015,132,[31] with Rogers enjoying an even greater margin in independent expenditures. Rogers narrowly won the election by a 50%–48% margin.[32] In this election, Rogers became a rare Republican endorsee of The Anniston Star.[33]

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.[citation needed]

Campaign contributions from ARMPAC

Rogers was a recipient of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC campaign contributions.[34] 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.[35] Rogers said that DeLay is innocent until proven guilty, and that he would not return the money "while the judicial process runs its course."[36]

Honors

Rogers was made Commander of the Order of the Star of Romania on June 8, 2017[37][38]

Electoral history

Alabama House of Representatives 36th district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers 5,371 56.3
Democratic James Campbell (incumbent) 4,172 43.7
Total votes 9,543 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic
Alabama House of Representatives 36th district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 7,733 99.0
Write-in 77 1.0
Total votes 7,810 100.0
Republican hold
Alabama's 3rd congressional district Republican primary, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers 28,113 76.1
Republican Jason Dial 4,681 12.7
Republican Jeff Fink 4,134 11.2
Total votes 36,928 100.0
Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers 91,169 50.3
Democratic Joe Turnham 87,351 48.2
Libertarian George Crispin 2,565 1.4
Total votes 181,085 100.0
Republican hold
Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 150,411 61.2
Democratic Bill Fuller 95,240 38.8
Total votes 245,651 100.0
Republican hold
Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 97,742 59.6
Democratic Greg Pierce 62,891 38.3
Independent Mark Layfield 3,396 2.1
Total votes 164,029 100.0
Republican hold
Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 142,708 54.0
Democratic Joshua Segall 121,080 45.8
Total votes 263,788 100.0
Republican hold
Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 117,736 59.4
Democratic Steve Segrest 80,204 40.5
Total votes 197,940 100.0
Republican hold
Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 175,306 64.0
Democratic John Andrew Harris 98,141 35.8
Write-in 483 0.2
Total votes 273,390 100.0
Republican hold
Alabama's 3rd congressional district Republican primary, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 50,372 75.9
Republican Thomas Casson 15,999 24.1
Total votes 66,371 100.0
Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 103,558 66.1
Democratic Jesse Smith 52,816 33.7
Write-in 246 0.2
Total votes 156,620 100.0
Republican hold
Alabama's 3rd congressional district Republican primary, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 77,432 76.0
Republican Larry DiChiara 24,474 24.0
Total votes 101,906 100.0
Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 192,164 66.9
Democratic Jesse Smith 94,549 32.9
Write-in 391 0.1
Total votes 287,104 100.0
Republican hold
Alabama's 3rd congressional district election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 147,770 63.7
Democratic Mallory Hagan 83,996 36.2
Write-in 149 0.1
Total votes 231,915 100.0
Republican hold

Personal life

Rogers is married, with three children. They reside in Saks and are members of a Baptist Church.[39]

References

  1. ^ "Mike Rogers - Saks High School - Anniston, AL". sakshighschool.org. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Jacksonville State University -". www.jsu.edu. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ "JSU News Wire". www.jsu.edu. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  4. ^ lbgaddy@annistonstar.com, Laura Gaddy, Star Staff Writer. "Gerald Willis, public servant and businessman, dies at 75". Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Riley a Rerun in U.S. House," The Anniston Star, November 4, 1998, p. 1A
  6. ^ Sonmez, Felicia (December 7, 2011). "REINS bill to expand congressional power over executive regulations passed by House". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  7. ^ "Mike Rogers | Congressional Scorecard – FreedomWorks". Congress.freedomworks.org. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  8. ^ [1] Archived May 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Citizens Against Government Waste: Scorecard". Councilfor.cagw.org. Archived from the original on November 28, 2008. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  10. ^ "Our Members". U.S. House of Representatives International Conservation Caucus. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Members of the Veterinary Medicine Caucus". Veterinary Medicine Caucus. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Members". Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Member List". Republican Study Committee. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  14. ^ [2] Archived October 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Congressman Mike Rogers: Official Website". Archived from the original on August 24, 2006.
  16. ^ Rogers, Mike. "Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2011". govtrack.us. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  17. ^ "National Right to Life Congressional Scorecard U.S. House 116th Congress 2019-20" (PDF). National Right to Life. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  18. ^ "2018 Congressional Record on Choice". NARAL. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Michael Rogers on Abortion". On the Issues. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  20. ^ "How Congress Voted in the 115th Congress" (PDF). NAACP. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  21. ^ a b c "Michael Rogers on Civil Rights". On the Issues. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  22. ^ "Human Rights Campaign Congressional Scorecard 115th Congress" (PDF). Human Rights Campaign. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  23. ^ "Michael Rogers on Crime". On the Issues. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  24. ^ "The Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers 112th Congressional List" (PDF). Americans for Tax Reform. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  25. ^ Almukhtar, Sarah (19 December 2017). "How Each House Member Voted on the Tax Bill". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  26. ^ Gaetz, Matt (April 25, 2017). "Text - H.R.861 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency". www.congress.gov.
  27. ^ "In the wake of Brexit, Alabama congressman wants U.S. to exit U.N. - Yellowhammer News". 26 June 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  28. ^ Forhetz, Sara. "A proposal for the U.S. to pull out of the U.N." Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  29. ^ Rogers, Mike D. (January 3, 2019). "Text - H.R.204 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2019". www.congress.gov.
  30. ^ "sdrdc.com". herndon1.sdrdc.com. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  31. ^ "sdrdc.com". herndon1.sdrdc.com. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  32. ^ "Alabama Secretary of State: Certification of Results, 2002 General Election" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  33. ^ "For Congress," The Anniston Star, October 22, 2002, p. 8A
  34. ^ "Campaign for America's Future: 26 Congressmen Bought Out by Rep. DeLay". Ourfuture.org. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  35. ^ Smith, Jesse (2016-08-04). "Mike Rogers operates under his own double standard". Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  36. ^ "Allies to Keep DeLay's Money," The Decatur Daily, October 9, 2005, p. 1A Archived March 24, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  37. ^ "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.
  38. ^ 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.
  39. ^ "About Mike Rogers | Mike Rogers for Congress". www.mikerogersforcongress.com. Retrieved 2018-10-05.

External links

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bob Riley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd congressional district

2003–present
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Preceded by
Bennie Thompson
Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee
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