SLP Badge Transparent.png
Read the
State Legislative Tracker
New edition available now!




Difference between revisions of "Mike Rogers (Alabama)"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 431: Line 431:
  
 
{{Congcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=U.S. House|Primary=W|General=W}}
 
{{Congcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=U.S. House|Primary=W|General=W}}
 +
<!--2014 categories-->
 +
{{congcandidate|Year=2014|Status=incumbent|Chamber=U.S. House|Primary=Y}}

Revision as of 19:17, 31 October 2013

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers AL.jpg
U.S. House, Alabama, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBob R. Riley (R)
Leadership
Minority Leader, Alabama State House of Representatives
1998
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.60 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,794,539
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama State House of Representatives
1994-2002
Education
Bachelor'sJacksonville State University, 1981
Master'sJacksonville State University, 1984
J.D.Birmingham School of Law, 1991
Personal
BirthdayJuly 16, 1958
Place of birthHammond, IN
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$2,595,510
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mike Rogers campaign logo
Mike Rogers (b. July 16, 1958, in Hammond, Indiana) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Alabama's 3rd congressional district. Rogers was first elected to the House in 2002.

Rogers most recently won re-election to the 3rd congressional district in 2012. He had no Republican challengers in the primary on March 13, 2012, and defeated Democrat John Andrew Harris in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Prior to his service in the U.S. House, Rogers served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002.

Rogers is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

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.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Rogers' academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1981: Graduated from Jacksonville State University with B.A.
  • 1984: Graduated from Jacksonville State University with M.P.A.
  • 1991: Graduated from Birmingham School of Law with J.D.
  • 1987-1990: Member of the Calhoun County, AL, commission
  • 1994-2002: Alabama House of Representatives
  • 2003-Present: U.S Representative from Alabama

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rogers serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit
  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Chair
    • Subcommittee on Readiness
  • Homeland Security Committee
    • Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Security

2011-2012

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

CongressLogo.png

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.[4] For more information pertaining to Rogers's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

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.[6]

Department of Homeland Security 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.[7]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Rogers voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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.[8]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

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.[9]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement 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.[10] The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Healthcare

Health Care 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.[12]

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.[13]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Rogers voted against 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 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[14]

Campaign themes

2012

Rogers' campaign website listed the following issues:[15]

  • Strengthening East Alabama’s Economy
Excerpt: "In tough economic times, Mike Rogers is a strong advocate for lowering taxes for all working Alabamians and strengthening America's economy."
  • Lowering Gas Prices, Supporting Alternative Fuels
Excerpt: "Hard working East Alabamians are getting hammered at the pump. To help lower energy prices over the long term, Mike Rogers believes we need to end our dependence on foreign oil."
  • Securing our Borders, Fighting Wasteful Spending
Excerpt: "As a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, Mike Rogers has worked to help strengthen our borders and slow the flow of illegal immigrants into our country."
  • Strengthening Medicare & Medicaid, Protecting Social Security
Excerpt: "Supporting a good first step toward providing prescription drug coverage through Medicare, Mike Rogers worked hard to provide many of our seniors relief from skyrocketing drug costs through the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program."
  • Fighting for Conservative Values
Excerpt: "Mike Rogers is fighting for your conservative values in Congress."
  • Improving Education
Excerpt: "As the father of three school-aged children, Mike Rogers has supported billions in additional funding for our schools."
  • Strengthening Our Military
Excerpt: "Helping our military prosecute and win the war on terror, Mike Rogers sits on the powerful Armed Services Committee and is committed to fully-funding our armed forces."
  • Standing Up for the Third District’s Military Facilities
Excerpt: "Mike has worked hard to help protect Alabama's military installations from the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC), while protecting thousands of jobs in the Third District."
  • Caring for Our Veterans
Excerpt: "As a member of the powerful Armed Services Committee, Mike Rogers was proud to support the recent GI Bill, which was signed into law earlier this Summer."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mike Rogers (Alabama) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [16]

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Rogers is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2012

Rogers won re-election to the 3rd congressional district in 2012. He was unopposed in the March 13 Republican primary and defeated Democrat John Andrew Harris in the general election on November 6, 2012.[17]

U.S. House, Alabama District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Andrew Harris 35.8% 98,141
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 64% 175,306
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 483
Total Votes 273,930
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rogers is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Rogers raised a total of $8,794,539 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 21, 2013.[23]

Mike Rogers (Alabama)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Alabama, District 3) Won $1,069,891
2010 US House (Alabama, District 3) Won $1,141,732
2008 US House (Alabama, District 3) Won $1,471,800
2006 US House (Alabama, District 3) Won $1,435,191
2004 US House (Alabama, District 3) Won $2,121,835
2002 US House (Alabama, District 3) Won $1,554,090
Grand Total Raised $8,794,539

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rogers' reports.[24]

Mike Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2013$292,048.29$64,153.44$(92,789.55)$263,412.18
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2013$263,412.18$180,196.24$(75,851.43)$367,756.99
October Quarterly[27]October 15, 2013$367,756.99$64,504.31$(89,206.31)$343,054.99
Running totals
$308,853.99$(257,847.29)

2012

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

Rogers won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Rogers' campaign committee raised a total of $1,069,891 and spent $982,102.[28] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[29]

Cost per vote

Rogers spent $5.60 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 in 2010. During that election cycle, Rogers' campaign committee raised a total of $1,141,732 and spent $943,060.[30]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Alabama District 3, 2010 - Mike Rogers (Alabama) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,141,732
Total Spent $943,060
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $8,750
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $8,750
Top contributors to Mike Rogers (Alabama)'s campaign committee
Balch & Bingham$17,000
BAE Systems$12,750
Davidson Technologies$12,450
American Farm Bureau$12,000
Southern Co$11,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$111,500
Defense Aerospace$57,417
Lawyers/Law Firms$44,850
Real Estate$44,550
Insurance$43,800

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.[31]

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.[32]

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 119 of 7,661 roll call votes from January 2003 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[33]

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 $1,097,822 in 2011. He ranked 227th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 70th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Alabama ranked 22nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[34]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rogers' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,626,020 and $3,565,000. That averages to $2,595,510, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 15.23% from 2010.[35]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rogers' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,370,018 and $3,134,999. That averages to $2,252,508.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[36]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Rogers ranked 139th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[37]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Rogers ranked 177th in the conservative rankings.[38]

Voting with party

2013

Rogers voted with the Republican Party 97.0% of the time, which ranked 118th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[39]

Personal

Rogers and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Mike + Rogers + Alabama + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links


References

  1. ABC News "General Election Results"
  2. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Mike Dennis Rogers," Accessed October 28, 2011
  3. U.S. Representative Mike Rogers, Representing the 3rd District of Alabama, "Press Release: U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers Appointed to House Agriculture Committee, "January 3, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  15. Campaign website, Issues
  16. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  17. ABC News "General Election Results"
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mike Rogers," Accessed March 21, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "Mike Rogers Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission "Mike Rogers April Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission "Mike Rogers July Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission "Mike Rogers October Quarterly," Accessed October 21, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Mike Rogers 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
  29. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  30. Open Secrets "Mike Rogers 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 28 2011
  31. Gov Track "Mike Rogers," Accessed June 7 2013
  32. OpenCongress, "Mike Rogers," Accessed July 30, 2013
  33. GovTrack, "Mike Rogers," Accessed April 2, 2013
  34. LegiStorm "Mike Rogers"
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "Rogers, (R-Alabama), 2011"
  36. OpenSecrets.org, "Rogers, (R-Alabama), 2010"
  37. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  38. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  39. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Riley
U.S. House - Alabama District 3
2003-Present
Succeeded by
-