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Michael 'Mike' Dennis Rogers

Mike Rogers' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Michael 'Mike' Dennis Rogers
Office: U.S. House (AL) - District 3, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 3
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Beth; 3 Children: Emily, Evan, Elliot
Birth Date: 07/16/1958
Birth Place: Hammond, IN
Home City: Saks, AL
Religion: Baptist
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Fighting for Conservative Values. 10 October 2011. "Mike Rogers is fighting for your conservative values in Congress. With the support of the National Right to Life and National Rifle Association, Mike is working hard to protect the rights of the unborn and the Second Amendment rights of freedom-loving sportsmen across America. Taking a strong stand against abortion, Mike supported President Bush's recent ban on partial birth abortion." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Congress Fails America On Healthcare Bill. 25 March 2010. "This new law has many troubling provisions. Besides the fact this legislation could be a first step toward a government-run healthcare system and opens up taxpayer dollars to be used for abortions, the taxes it places on small businesses makes this bill a jobs killer." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Mike Rogers a rating of 31 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Will Democratic Leadership Listen On Healthcare? 11 March 2010. "Being able to buy health insurance across state lines, for example, could help drive down costs and increase competition. On the other hand, including a provision allowing tax-payer dollars to fund or subsidize abortions is just plain wrong." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of Peace Action West 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. East Alabama Remembers 9/11. 5 September 2008. "As we look back on September 11th, we should also continue to thank our men and women in uniform, and their families, who continue to sacrifice so much for our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since we have been fighting these battles, more than 1,600 folks from our Alabama National Guard and Reserves have served overseas. We are a safer and more secure nation because of their selfless service on behalf of us all." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Iraq and Afghanistan. 10 August 2011. "While we all may have differing views on the war, it is essential we continue to remember the proud men and women serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world, and continue to thank them and their families for their sacrifices on our behalf." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Report from Washington: Veterans Important to East Alabamians. 4 June 2009. "This final version, if passed, would help provide continued funding for our nation's military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House passed its version of the supplemental, with my support, on May 14th, and included more than $84 billion for war operations for the rest of this fiscal year. I was particularly pleased the bill didn't include funding to close the terrorist detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers Statement on the Proposed Drawdown of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. 23 June 2011. "Success in stabilizing Afghanistan is crucial to our national security. I would like to bring our troops home as much as anyone, but we must do it the right way. The sacrifices our brave men and women in uniform have made in Afghanistan have helped bring greater stability there, and must not be jeopardized by any withdrawal plan based on political expediency and not the real-world decisions of our commanders on the ground.” (mike-rogers.house.gov)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers Urges Fiscal Restraint, Sacrifice in Federal Budget. 3 March 2004. "The events of the past year have reminded us once again of our need to sacrifice at the Federal level. Right now in Afghanistan and Iraq, tens of thousands of soldiers, including National Guardsmen and Reserves, are fighting for our country and the cause of liberty. These brave Americans understand the meaning of sacrifice, and have said good-bye to their families, their loved ones, and their communities to serve our country for extended periods of time." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Peace Action 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Taliban, Al-Qaeda Awaiting U.S. Afghanistan Exit. 16 April 2012. “The policy in Afghanistan is confusing to me, and if it’s confusing to me, who does this every day, it’s got to be confusing to someone whose primary responsibility is to raise their family and go to work. […] The administration is talking about negotiating with the very people we’ve been trying to discredit for 10 years. […] We’ve been trying to gain the support of people who are scared to death of the Taliban, and now they’re scared to death that we’re trying to bring the Taliban back.” (www.bloomberg.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Letter to the Honorable Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense. 30 September 2010. “Recently Secretary Gates announced broad plans to reduce costs in the Department of Defense and re-appropriate those savings throughout the Department. As part of this plan, the Secretary announced three longer term projects and eight initiatives that he plans to begin implementing immediately. These eight initiatives have the ability to affect the Department, its ability to effectively fulfill its mission, and the security of the nation. A decision of this magnitude should not be made without careful reflection, supported by rigorous analysis. We have been told by the Department that the Secretary had several meetings and reviewed these decisions carefully. However, it seems clear that this decision did not carefully consider the national defense implications of such a change, nor is the decision substantiated with any sort of calculation of the direct and indirect costs to our national defense structure. In addition, no information has been provided by the Department to demonstrate any level of analysis, either financial or strategic, to determine what risks are being introduced into our national security strategy and how we are to mitigate these new risks.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Strengthening Our Military. 20 October 2011. “Mike has consistently supported increased funding for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to help provide safety and security to American families.” (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 85 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. “I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.” (atr.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Let's Talk Budgets. 2 March 2009. “The budget proposes raising taxes by $1.4 trillion over ten years. While I agree Congress needs to reform our tax code and reduce our deficit, in general I oppose raising income taxes and most especially when our economy is in recession.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Getting Back on the Right Path. 28 September 2011. “We can agree that we should eliminate unnecessary loopholes on the tax code, and to cut the special interest tax breaks. But I don't support raising marginal income tax rates on anyone in such awful economic times.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. The People to Congress: Stop the Spending, Tax Hikes. 23 September 2010. “If Congress doesn't act soon to prevent these tax increases from happening […] Income tax rates will increase across the board. These increased rates will apply to 75 percent of all small businesses and 56 percent of all business income.” (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 85 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers: Congress Must Cut Spending Before Raising the Debt Limit. 31 May 2011. "This should send a crystal clear message to the President that Americans do not want to raise the debt limit until permanent, long term spending cuts are in place. Our massive debt is rapidly becoming unsustainable and a direct threat to our economy. Without real spending cuts and reducing the debt, our economy will never fully recover to create enough good paying jobs. To me the choice is simple: Cut spending now or face a dark future of economic stagnation.” (mike-rogers.house.gov)
  • Mike Rogers. Still Waiting for Economic Recovery. 17 June 2011. "The economy was going to improve because Congress passed $1.6 trillion in stimulus spending and jobs would be plentiful.Yet, all of us across East Alabama are still waiting for that recovery to come. Today the United States sits at over $14 trillion in debt, and has an economy that simply hasn’t kicked in." (mike-rogers.house.gov)
  • Mike Rogers. Get It Done, Congress: Let's Strengthen our Borders 1 May 2008. "Earlier this year, Congress came together and passed an Economic Stimulus plan to help strengthen our economy. It wasn't a perfect bill, but it was an encouraging sign that Congress could work together to get important legislation passed." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Economy. "Earlier this year, Congress passed a bill to help bolster our nation's economy. This bill, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, will provide more than 130 million American households economic stimulus tax rebates, as well as over $50 billion in support for our small and medium-sized businesses. Mike hopes this bipartisan agreement will help stimulate our economy at a time when many folks across East Alabama need it the most. " (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Report from Washington: Cut Spending Before Raising Debt Limit. 2 June 2011. "[…] President Obama is calling for an increase in our nation’s debt limit. Even with record Federal deficits, however, he calls for no further spending cuts to accompany that vote. Our economy can no longer afford that approach. " (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Report from Washington: The Debt: Cutting to Solutions. 28 February 2011. "This is the same debt that threatens our economy. It certainly threatens job creation. President Obama slowly has begun to acknowledge the problem, but to me still hasn't recommended enough common sense solutions to show he is serious about bringing down the debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Tax Hikes in This Economy? 2 August 2010. "As folks across this country struggle monthly to pay bills, make ends meet and cut excessive spending out of their budgetary diets, Congress does exactly the opposite. As many of you across East Alabama may have heard recently, the Obama Administration estimates the 2010 deficit will be $1.47 trillion -- an all-time high following last year's $1.4 trillion." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. When Will Congress' Spending Spree End? 16 July 2009. "As Congress moves forward, jump-starting the economy and saving and creating jobs should be at the forefront. One of the best ways to accomplish this is for Congress to control its spending, so we all don't end up deeper in debt and poorer as a Nation." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 90 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Mike Rogers a rating of 81 percent." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. Congress Fails America On Healthcare Bill. 25 March 2010. "This new law has many troubling provisions. Besides the fact this legislation could be a first step toward a government-run healthcare system and opens up taxpayer dollars to be used for abortions, the taxes it places on small businesses makes this bill a jobs killer." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Find Ways To Help Small Businesses. 21 October 2009. "We need to find ways to help small businesses create jobs. We need to offer tax credits if you'll hire new employees. We need to offer tax credits if you'll buy new equipment, expand your plants and create jobs. We need to find ways to help these small businesses provide health insurance by allowing association health plans, simplified billing, allow us to purchase health insurance across State lines and passing tort reform." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Economy. 10 October 2011. "Congressman Rogers meets with personnel at the Great Lakes Metal Stamping Factory. Congress plays a critically important role in the health of our nation's economy. From taxes to regulation, Mike believes it is important for Congress to develop legislation that helps keep our economy moving, keeps East Alabama's taxes low, and encourages the private sector to invest and create good paying jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Strengthening East Alabama's Economy. 10 October 2011. "In tough economic times, Mike Rogers is a strong advocate for lowering taxes for all working Alabamians and strengthening America's economy. Mike is committed to keeping and creating jobs in Alabama, and will oppose any trade agreement that does not promote fair trade for East Alabama interests." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Op Ed: Keeping The Jobs We Have. 8 October 2009. "So what can Congress do to help keep the jobs we have? For starters, it needs to do no harm. That means, in part, helping keep taxes low, both on hard working Alabama families and on our businesses. Tax increases are not going to solve our problems." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Stop the DREAM Act. 23 September 2010. "[…] Congress should extend tax cuts. Otherwise, families and small business will be hit with a $3.8 trillion tax hike in January 2011." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. The People to Congress: Stop the Spending, Tax Hikes. 23 September 2010. "Small businesses struggling to get by these days, and who employ so many Alabamians, could get hit hard. Income tax rates will increase across the board. These increased rates will apply to 75 percent of all small businesses and 56 percent of all business income. And what's even more unfair, the Death Tax will be reinstated with full fury." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2012. “As the father of three school-aged children, Mike Rogers has supported billions in additional funding for our schools. Mike has also supported efforts to update the No Child Left Behind act to better meet the needs of our rural schools and teacher.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Alabama Congressional Delegation Assists State Education. 1 April 2011. “On Thursday, March 24, members of the Alabama Congressional delegation participated in a special meeting with Governor Robert Bentley and the State Board of Education to discuss the future of the state’s education system and the impact of federal education policies on Alabama’s schools. As you know, Congress and the Administration have begun to discuss how best to reform our education system. We share the common goal of working toward a system that prepares our students to be competitive locally and globally.” (mike-rogers.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of Environment America 40 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. U.S. Needs New Energy Policy. 29 May 2008. “First, we need to increase the supply of oil […] But up in Washington, Congress is saying 'no' when it comes to using these domestic energy sources. This is outrageous […] For Congress to deny access to these resources while Big Oil makes billions in profits and the working poor, seniors, and small businesses take it on the chin is just unacceptable.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers: Dem Energy Bill "Not Serious." 16 September 2008. "Rogers said he was also disappointed the bill, which allows very limited new drilling, includes restrictions that would exclude up to 88 percent of America's off-shore energy resources from energy exploration. He said the bill also prohibits coastal states from receiving their fair share of royalty revenues from any new off-shore energy exploration. […] Rogers said he favors expanding the use of our nation's domestic energy resources like drilling in ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). At the same time, Rogers said Congress must dramatically increase its investment in homegrown American renewable energy solutions like cellulosic ethanol, hydrogen, wind and solar. He said he supports paying for these investments by repealing unnecessary tax breaks for Big Oil, initiatives he supported this year.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers Votes for American Energy Exploration, Job Creation. 12 May 2011. "We shouldn't continue to choke off our own energy sources while American families struggle to pay soaring gas prices. Safe and clean American energy exploration means cheaper gas, more American jobs and increased energy security." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Op Ed: Energy, Ag And Our Economy. 19 November 2009. "[…] Congress should support legislation that allows us to utilize energy resources that we have here at home. Things like off-shore oil drilling, the safe exploration of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and continued development of our abundant natural gas resources are key in helping bridge the gap between the fuels of today and the biofuels of tomorrow." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Lowering Gas Prices, Supporting Alternative Fuels. 5 July 2011. "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. As a member of the Committee on Agriculture, Mike believes to help make that happen our nation must, first, increase our domestic production of energy. Mike Rogers supports lifting immediately the ban on environmentally safe domestic energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the Outer Continental Shelf." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Energy. 5 July 2011. "Congress should pursue every option to help expand our use of domestic sources of energy, including expanded drilling into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and the expansion of nuclear power." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers Fights for High Gas Price Relief. 13 August 2008. “It's time for Congress to come back in session and vote on common sense solutions - like increased domestic drilling and dramatically increased support for renewable fuels - to help ease the pain.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Mike Rogers voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of Environment America 40 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Energy. 10 October 2011. “Soon Congress is expected to consider Cap and Trade legislation that would address climate-change that would limit the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Under this system, plants and other manufacturers that produce carbon dioxide as a byproduct of their operations, including major employers in East Alabama, would be required to buy emissions allowances from the Federal government. I am strongly concerned by imposing a cap-and-trade system on our economy, prices of all goods and services would increase even higher hurting our competitiveness and unfairly burdening working families.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Letter to the Honorable Henry Waxman, Chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee; the Honorable Joe Barton Ranking Member Energy and Commerce Committee. 18 May 2009. “We are writing because we are concerned about the negative impact of the proposed American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA) on the fragile economy of our home state of Alabama and our nation. While measures to promote and encourage clean and efficient electric energy should be included in any energy legislation, the current version of the Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) would require that electric and natural gas utilities undertake programs to substantially increase their use of renewable energy by 10-15% by 2020. These standards would stifle any attempt at reviving our economy and getting back on the path to economic growth, making it nearly impossible for new industries to move into the U.S. […] The ultimate goal of this legislation should be to continue to improve air quality, lower carbon emissions in the atmosphere and encourage the generation of clean, economical and dependable electric energy. Why not include all clean electricity generation technologies in the equation -- solar, wind, hydro, biomass, landfill methane, nuclear, coal with carbon capture and sequestration, and geothermal among others -- and let the marketplace determine the most affordable technology? Unfortunately, this legislation as currently written proposes only limited clean energy technologies and sets targets and timetables that are simply unattainable without further damaging the U.S. Economy.” (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Mike Rogers in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Mike Rogers a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 0 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Fighting for Conservative Values. 20 October 2011. "Mike Rogers is fighting for your conservative values in Congress. With the support of the National Right to Life and National Rifle Association, Mike is working hard to protect […] the Second Amendment rights of freedom-loving sportsmen across America." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. Rebuilding the People's House. 18 November 2010. “I would also like to see the healthcare bill repealed and replaced with better solutions. Many of those changes are coming.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Report from Washington: The Debt: Cutting to Solutions. 28 February 2011. “In Washington, D.C. the House, on January 19th, voted to repeal Obamacare with my support.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Congress Fails America On Healthcare Bill. 25 March 2010. “I maintain this legislation is wrong for America. I believe history will show it will not slow the growth in healthcare spending, nor will it help our nation reduce its increasingly unmanageable debt. That's why this week, I cosponsored two bills to repeal and replace the new and deeply flawed healthcare law.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers Statement on House Passage of the Repeal of Health Care Reform. 28 February 2011. “I promised the people of East Alabama I would support the repeal of this bill, and today I was able to make good on that promise. I hope the Senate will not stand in the way of efforts to fully repeal this jobs-crushing law.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Stop the DREAM Act. 23 September 2010. “In addition, Congress should repeal and replace healthcare because the taxes will cost jobs and lead to a government-controlled healthcare system. When will Congress understand?” (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Mike Rogers in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Mike Rogers in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers Initiative Could Up Immigration Enforcement Training for Alabama Troopers. 28 April 2005. "Clearly our nation must do a better job in monitoring illegal immigration […] This program is a win-win for local law enforcement and federal immigration officials, and helps address an ongoing shortage of qualified immigration enforcement personnel." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers Pushes for Immigration Bill. 14 April 2008. "Folks back home are disappointed, as I am, that Congress hasn't done more recently to help secure our borders […] If Speaker (Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.) is serious about addressing this issue, she will let the House vote on this strong, bipartisan legislation without further delay." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Get It Done, Congress: Let's Strengthen our Borders. 1 May 2008. "While our nation certainly needs a growing workforce, and most folks who cross our borders illegally do so only in search of a better life, Congress cannot stand by while our borders remain porous. Most folks agree that securing our borders is an important national priority and I agree." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Immigration Reform Next? 26 April 2010. "[…] before Congress considers any immigration bill, it should seal our borders first to gain control over this national security nightmare. I've been a strong supporter of building a fence on our southern border." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Immigration/Border Security. 10 October 2011. "As most folks agree, our entire immigration process is broken. Thousands of illegal immigrants cross our borders each year, which brings into question our ability to secure our nation from those who wish us harm. As a result, to effectively deal with the immigration concerns in the United States we must, first and foremost, control our borders. Otherwise anything else we might do would simply be ineffective." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers to Monitor New Border Surveillance System. 13 June 2007. "Most folks across East Alabama want our borders secured to help solve our illegal immigration crisis. […] I hope this new border surveillance system will live up to its promises, and the Department of Homeland Security will do a better job this time ensuring the taxpayer is getting their money's worth out of its investment." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Mike Rogers voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the American Family Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 9 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 60 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Healthcare and Alabama's Seniors. 20 October 2011. “Long ago I made a pledge that I would never vote to privatize Social Security, and I intend to keep that pledge. I believe Congress has a responsibility to make Social Security solvent for not only retirees, but for near retirees, and future generations.” (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: Strengthening Medicare & Medicaid, Protecting Social Security. 20 October 2011. “Mike strongly opposes privatizing Social Security.” (votesmart.org)

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