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Michael Rogers ()
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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This article is about the U.S. Representative from Alabama. For the U.S. Representative from Michigan, see Mike Rogers.

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, the historic town of Tuskegee.

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Iraq War

Mike D. 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]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 16,000
Southern Co$ 15,350
Parker Towing$ 12,200
Drummond Co$ 12,100
BAE Systems$ 11,000
Boeing Co$ 11,000
Conference America$ 10,900
Balch & Bingham$ 10,500
AFLAC Inc$ 10,000
Alabama Farmers Federation$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Michael Rogers
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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 Michael Rogers. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC office
  • 324 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3261 Fax: 202-226-8485
    Webform email
District offices
  • 1129 Noble Street, 104 Federal Building, Anniston, AL 36201
    Ph: 256-236-5655 Fax: (none entered)
  • 7550 Halcyon Summit Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
    Ph: 334-277-4210 Fax: (none entered)
  • 2216 Executive Park Drive, Opelika, AL 36801
    Ph: 334-745-6221 Fax: (none entered)
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Campaign office
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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

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