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Mike Rogers' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (AL) - District 3, Republican
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Mike Rogers has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Mike Rogers is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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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. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (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. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (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. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (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. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (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)
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (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. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (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 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (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. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (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)
  • 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. 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. 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)
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

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 85 percent in 2007." (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)
  • 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)
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 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (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)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 90 percent in 2010." (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)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (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)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 90 percent in 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)
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. 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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)
  • 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)
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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)
  • 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. 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. 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

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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. 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
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Vote Smart's Research

  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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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