Harold "Hal" Rogers

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Harold Rogers currently serves the 5th Congressional district of Kentucky

Harold "Hal" Dallas Rogers has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1980, representing the 5th District of Kentucky. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Rogers voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

Tobacco issues

Hal Rogers was one of the largest recipients of Brown & Williamson Political Action Committee (I"BACPAC") funds in the 1980s, receiving $1,000 from BACPAC in the 1980-81 election cycle.[1]

According to a May 13, 1997 Common Cause report on political giving, Rogers received a total of $42,700 from tobacco industry PACs between 1987 and 1996, making him the 20th top recipient of tobacco funding in the House of Representatives during that period.see Bates Page No.-5865.

Rogers is listed in a October 1999 Philip Morris Federal Government Affairs Tobacco Allies Notebook and is also listed as a Republican on record as opposing the Federal government's lawsuit against the major American tobacco companies. at pages -5514 and -5527 The suit proceeded and the companies were found guilty in August 2006 of conspiracy and racketeering in deceiving the American public about the health hazards posed by tobacco smoke.[2]

Jack Abramoff Link

Rogers "said he would give the $32,000 he received from five Indian tribes [for election campaigns 2002, 2004, and 2006] to the UNITE Foundation, an anti-drug trafficking and treatment program in his Eastern Kentucky district," James R. Carroll reported in the January 5, 2006, Louisville, Kentucky, Courier-Journal ("State Republicans, GOP got donations tied to Abramoff ").

Rogers said the contributions to him 'were lawfully made and properly reported,' but he was donating the money 'out of an abundance of caution, so as to avoid any appearance of impropriety.'"

Reveal Technolgies and Homeland Security Spending



Rogers was born in Monticello, Kentucky December 31, 1937. He was educated at the University of Kentucky, served in the North Carolina Army National Guard, and was a lawyer before entering the House.

Congressional Career

He was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1979, losing in the general election to Democrat Martha Layne Collins. The following year Rogers won election to Congress.

In 2003 the Daniel Boone Parkway, a part of the Kentucky system of toll roads, was renamed the Hal Rogers Parkway (over the objection of some historians) in honor of Rogers efforts to have the parkway's construction bonds paid by the federal government. This action resulted in the ending of toll collection, as required by Kentucky law when a parkway's construction bonds are paid off by toll collections or other means. The highway runs through Rogers' district, and is scheduled to become part of an expanded Interstate 66.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Kenneth Stepp to face Rogers in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Rogers retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Harold "Hal" Rogers
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Chair
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Treasury and Housing and Urban Development The Judiciary District of Columbia
  • House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Congressional Horse Caucus
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Caucus

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Former President, Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney's Association
  • Former President/Member, Pulaski County Industrial Foundation
  • Former President/Member, Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce
  • Founder, Southern Kentucky Economic Council

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Harold "Hal" Rogers. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
2406 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1705
Phone: 202-225-4601
Fax: 202-225-0940
Web Email

District Office - Hazard:
601 Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701
Phone: 606-439-0794
TollFree: 800-632-8588
Fax: 606-439-4647

District Office - Prestonsburg:
100 Resource Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: 606-886-0844
Fax: 606-889-0371

District Office - Somerset
551 Clifty Street
Somerset, KY 42501
Phone: 606-679-8346
TollFree: 800-632-8588
Fax: 606-678-4856

Articles and Resources


External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

External articles

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Congressional Horse Caucus, Tennessee Valley Authority Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 1980
First Took Current Office:
January 5, 1981
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Commonwealth Attorney, Pulaski and Rockcastle counties (KY),
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District Offices:
1. 601 Main Street, Hazard, KY 41701 Phone:
Phone: 606-439-0794 / Fax: 606-439-4647
2. 100 Resource Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: 606-886-0844 / Fax: 606-889-0371
3. 551 Clifty Street, Somerset, KY 42501
Phone: 606-679-8346 / Fax: 606-678-4856

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Date of Birth: December 31, 1937