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Mike D. Rogers

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Mike D. Rogers is a member of Congress from Alabama.
Mike Rogers currently serves the 3rd Congressional district of Alabama

Michael Dennis Rogers, a Republican, has represented the 3rd District of Alabama in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003 . The district covers the eastern portion of the state, including a part of Montgomery and the historic town of Tuskegee. (map)

Record and controversies

Iraq War

Rogers has a record indicating pro-military involvement. He has voted to declare Iraq part of the War on Terror and not define an exit date. He voted to approve removal of Saddam Hussein. Also he has consistently voted in favor of spending in Iraq and Afghanistan.[1]

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

Environmental record

Rogers generally votes against the environment. In September of 2005, he voted in favor of deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. Previously, in November of 2003, he voted in favor of forest thinning. Rogers has also voted against increased funding for AMTRAK.[2]

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Social Issues record

Rogers usually votes in a socially conservative manner. He has voted to prohibit and criminalize desecration of the flag. He has also voted pro-life concerning both abortion and stem cell research. Also, he supported an amendment allowing prayer and other activities associated with religion in public places, including schools. In July 2006, he voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has labeled his voting record as pro-gun rights.[1]

ARMPAC Recipient

Rogers was a recipient of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC campaign contributions. DeLay is being prosecuted on charges of felony money laundering of campaign finances and conspiracy to launder money. To date, Rogers has not offered to return any of the $30,000 he received.[2]

Bio

He was born July 16, 1958 in Hammond, Indiana. [3] He grew up, however, in Calhoun County, Alabama. Here, he attended Sacks High School. His education continued at Jacksonville State University where he gained a bachelors degree in Political Science, and a Masters degree in Public Administration. At 28 years old, he was both the first republican and the youngest person to serve as a part of the Calhoun County Commission. [4] He was a lawyer and member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002 before entering the U.S. House, defeating Democrat Joe Turnham in a close race. During his second term, he became the minority house leader. He resides in Anniston, Alabama with his wife, Beth, and three children ages 4 through 8, where they attend a Baptist church.

2002 elections

After Bob Riley became governor in 2002, the third district was left open. Rogers ran as the republican candidate in a close election against democrat Joe Turnham, Jr. Regardless of redistricting by democrats to increase and concentrate the black vote, Rogers narrowly won. [http//www.answers.com/topic/mike-d-rogers]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Greg Pierce to face Rogers in his bid for reelection. In addition, Mark Edwin Layfield entered the race as an independent candidate. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [5] Rogers retained his seat.

2008 elections

Love is seeking re-election in the 2008 congressional elections.[3]

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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

  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Rural Development and Research
    • Subcommittee on Specialty Crops and Foreign Agriculture Programs
    • Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture
  • House Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Readiness
    • Subcommittee on Strategic Force
  • House Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Economic Security Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity
    • Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness Science and Technology
    • Subcommittee Management Integration and Oversight - Chair

Coalitions and Caucuses

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Member, Alabama Republican Executive Committee
  • Member, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Mike D. Rogers. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
514 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3261
Fax: 202-226-8485
Web Email
Website

District Office - Anniston:
1129 Noble Street
104 Federal Building
Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: 256-236-5655
Fax: 256-237-9203

District Office - Montgomery:
7550 Halcyon Summit Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone: 334-277-4210
Fax: 334-277-4257

District Office - Opelika:
2216 Executive Park Drive
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: 334-745-6221
Fax: 334-742-0109

2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Rogers for Congress website

P.O. Box 1113
Anniston, AL 36202

Phone: 256-235-2180

Fax: 256-237-4873

campaign@mikerogersforcongress.com

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. Profile for Mike Rogers, OnTheIssues.org.
  2. Profile for Mike Rogers, OnTheIssues.org.
  3. Official Mike Rogers for Congress website

Resources

Articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Rural Development and Research, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Alabama House of Representatives, Calhoun County Commission
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1129 Noble Street, 104 Federal Building, Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: 256-236-5655 / Fax: 256-237-9203
2. 7550 Halcyon Summit Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone: 334-277-4210 / Fax: 334-277-4257
3. 2216 Executive Park Drive, Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: 334-745-6221 / Fax: 334-742-0109




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Date of Birth: July 16, 1958