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Mike Rogers
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U.S. House, Michigan, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDebbie Stabenow (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$8.54 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,895,153
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan State Senate
1995-2000
Education
Bachelor'sAdrian College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1985-1989
Personal
BirthdayJune 2, 1963
Place of birthLivingston County, MI
ProfessionFBI Special Agent
Net worth$351,007.50
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Michael J. "Mike" Rogers (b. June 2, 1963, in Livingston County, Michigan) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Michigan's 8th Congressional District. Rogers was first elected to the House in 2000.

Rogers most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated Lance Enderle (D), Daniel Goebel (L) and Preston Brooks (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Rogers began his political career in the Michigan State Senate, where he served from 1995 to 2000.

On March 27, 2014, Rogers announced that he would not seek re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. Instead, Rogers will join Cumulus, a talk radio company. In a letter to supporters he stated, "As I close this chapter please know that I am not finished with the effort to bring back American ‘exceptionalism.’" It was previously speculated that Rogers would run for the open Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Carl Levin, who is among the senators who have announced their decision to not run in 2014.[1][2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Rogers is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Rogers was born in 1963 in Livingston County, MI. After graduating from Adrian College in 1985, Rogers went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1989. Prior to his political career, Rogers worked as a Special Agent in the FBI.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Rogers' professional and political career:[3]

  • 1985-1989: U.S. Army
  • 1989-1994: Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1995-2000: Michigan State Senate
  • 2001-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, 8th Congressional District of Michigan

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rogers serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Rogers served on the following House committees:[5]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Rogers's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Rogers voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Rogers voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Rogers voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Rogers voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and 3 Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Rogers voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[14]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Rogers voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Rogers voted for HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Rogers voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Rogers voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Rogers voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Rogers voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Rogers voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[27]

Campaign themes

2012

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "Mike co-authored legislation to repeal ObamaCare’s $716 billion dollar cut to Medicare. Mike voted to repeal ObamaCare’s unelected Medicare board, which would allow government bureaucrats to slash seniors’ benefits."[28]

  • Jobs Plan
Excerpt: "No new taxes or regulations on employers for two years. Give employers the certainty they need to start hiring Michigan workers again."
  • Pediatric Research Bill
Excerpt: "Rogers’ legislation permanently reauthorized these critical programs to ensure we can continue improving the safety of drugs for children, and develop the next-generation of life-saving cures for kids. Rogers’ bill also made significant improvements to the FDA’s pediatric drug programs."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

On March 27, 2014, Rogers announced that he would not seek re-election in 2014. After his term ends, Rogers will join Cumulus, a talk radio company. In a letter to supporters he stated, "As I close this chapter please know that I am not finished with the effort to bring back American ‘exceptionalism.’" It was previously speculated that Rogers would run for the open Senate seat occupied by Sen. Carl Levin, who announced his decision to not run in 2014.[1]

2012

See also: Michigan's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Rogers won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 8th District.[29] He defeated Vernon Molnar and Brian Hetrick in the August 7 Republican primary. He then defeated Lance Enderle (D), Daniel Goebel (L) and Preston Brooks (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Lance Enderle 37.3% 128,657
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 58.6% 202,217
     Libertarian Daniel Goebel 2.3% 8,083
     Independent Preston Brooks 1.8% 6,097
Total Votes 345,054
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Michigan's 8th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 85.6% 56,060
Vernon Molnar 5% 3,296
Brian Hetrick 9.3% 6,098
Total Votes 65,454

Endorsements

  • Livingston County Daily Press and Argus
  • The Detroit News

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rogers is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Rogers raised a total of $11,895,153 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[37]

Mike Rogers (Michigan)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Michigan, District 8) Won $1,921,587
2010 US House (Michigan, District 8) Won $1,778,687
2008 US House (Michigan, District 8) Won $1,384,974
2006 US House (Michigan, District 8) Won $1,487,893
2004 US House (Michigan, District 8) Won $1,473,630
2002 US House (Michigan, District 8) Won $1,624,149
2000 US House (Michigan, District 8) Won $2,224,233
Grand Total Raised $11,895,153

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rogers’ reports before announcing he would not seek re-election.[38]

Mike Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2013$1,284,379.27$165,898.68$(42,568.76)$1,407,709.19
July Quarterly[40]July 15, 2013$1,407,709.19$421,604.40$(136,013.38)$1,693,300.21
October Quarterly[41]October 15, 2013$1,693,300.21$265,049.49$(138,492.49)$1,819,857.21
Year-End[42][43]January 31, 2014$1,819,857.21$95,616.88$(64,774.05)$1,850,700.04
Running totals
$948,169.45$(381,848.68)

Defense contractors

According to a July 2013 Politico report, Rogers made the top 10 list of Hill members receiving defense industry contributions. As of July 2013, Rogers had received more than $48,000 from top defense firms.[44]

2012

Breakdown of the source of Rogers' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Rogers won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rogers' campaign committee raised a total $1,921,587 of and spent $1,726,144.[45]

Cost per vote

Rogers spent $8.54 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Rogers' campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Rogers won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Rogers' campaign committee raised a total of $1,778,687 and spent $861,244.[46]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8, 2010 - Mike Rogers (Michigan) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,778,687
Total Spent $861,244
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $12,339
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $12,169
Top contributors to Mike Rogers (Michigan)'s campaign committee
PVS Chemicals$24,500
McKesson Corp$20,000
US Oncology$20,000
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$13,000
Lowry Computer Products$11,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$177,050
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$110,549
Insurance$90,389
Lawyers/Law Firms$58,500
Real Estate$52,200

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Rogers is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[47]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[48]

Rogers most often votes with:

Rogers least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Rogers missed 169 of 8,653 roll call votes from Jan 2001 to Mar 2013, which is 2.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[49]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Rogers paid his congressional staff a total of $1,013,603 in 2011. Overall, Michigan ranked 13th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.

2010

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Rogers paid his congressional staff a total of $1,013,603 in 2011. He ranked 37th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 151st overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Michigan ranked 13th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[50]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rogers' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $111,016 and $590,999. That averages to $351,007.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Rogers ranked as the 306th most wealthy representative in 2012.[51]

Mike Rogers Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net WorthAvg. Citizen Net Worth
2012$351,007.50$71,000

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2012

Rogers was ranked the 64th most conservative representative during 2012.[52]

2011

Rogers was ranked the 71st most conservative representative during 2011.[53]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Rogers has voted with the Republican Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 32nd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[54]

Personal

Rogers is married and has two children.[55]

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See also

External links


References

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  2. Politico, "Mike Rogers passes on Michigan Senate run," June 13, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress, "Mike Rogers," accessed December 23, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "House of Representatives Committee Assignments," accessed December 23, 2011
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  21. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  28. Mike Rogers, "Medicare," accessed October 8, 2012
  29. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan," accessed November 6, 2012
  30. Associated Press, "2012 Primary Results," accessed August 7, 2012
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  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
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  39. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers April Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers FEC Form 3 10/15/2013," accessed March 28, 2014
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Rogers Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  44. Politico, "Top 10 Hill recipients of defense contributions," accessed July 11, 2013
  45. Open Secrets, "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 15, 2013
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  50. LegiStorm, "Mike Rogers," accessed December 15, 2012
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  55. Official House Site "Biography," accessed December 23, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Debbie Stabenow
U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan District 8
2001-present
Succeeded by
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