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Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Mike Rogers
Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 8, Republican
First Elected: 2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Diane; 2 Children: Erin, Jonathan
Birth Date: 06/02/1963
Birth Place: Livonia, MI
Home City: Brighton, MI
Religion: Methodist
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Mike Rogers refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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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 2012, 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. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (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)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (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 25 percent." (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)
  • 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. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (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. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rodgers. Where Michigan Congressional Hopefuls stand on 4 issues. 18 October 2012. Responded "I believe that the right to life is the most basic of all rights and is not to be taken with governmental sanction unless the individual has received proper due process under the law. I believe unborn children who are deprived of life, via abortion, have not received such required due process. Furthermore, I believe that federal and state governments were established to protect our lives and the lives of the unborn. I believe abortions should be legal only to prevent the death of the mother. I have always opposed efforts to use taxpayer dollars to fund any abortions and will continue to support long-standing federal laws (such as the Hyde Amendment) to prevent this practice." to the question: "DO YOU SUPPORT ALLOWING ABORTIONS? IF YOU OPPOSE ABORTION, SHOULD THERE BE EXCEPTIONS?" (www.mlive.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. CNN "The Situation Room" “ Transcript. 23 June 2011. "You know, the last of the troops of the surge got here January of this year, so this was the first full fighting season. And remember, it's about late April through October is the fighting season for the Taliban in Afghanistan. So this was the first full fighting season that we've had with all of those troop surge -- all of the troops from the surge on the ground. And I supported the president in this. I thought it was important that we break the momentum of the Taliban, that we try to break their back. I mean, you're never going to eliminate them, but you want them so weak that the Afghan special -- excuse me, the Afghan services, the army and the police, can defend Afghanistan itself when we leave." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers Says Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan is the Wrong Move. 22 June 2011. "I am concerned about the President's plan to begin troop withdrawal in Afghanistan. We are in a very precarious place in Afghanistan right now. It seems the President is trying to find a political solution with a military component to it, when it needs to be the other way around. As the troop levels go lower we put more of a burden on the remaining troops, and we increase risk in a number of areas. The most significant risk is to our remaining troops' safety. We also risk letting the Taliban regain ground they lost in the last fighting season, because we will be able to cover less ground. There is also the risk this drawdown will send the wrong message to both the Taliban and our Afghan allies that U.S. commitment to finish the job is wavering." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. The Evolution of American Intelligence and National Security in the Decade since 9/11. 16 September 2011. "Let me reiterate now: we cannot walk away from Afghanistan. When the Afghans are ready, we can hand over security responsibilities. That will allow us to drawdown our forces in a strategic, coordinated fashion. I fear that President Obama is drawing down our surge forces much too quickly and endangering the progress we have made. And I fear too few are saying what the future will require: which is even after our troops leave Afghanistan, we must stay involved. We cannot leave Afghanistan to its own fate again -- we must support their security; it is both a moral responsibility and a necessity to America's security." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Peace Action 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of Peace Action West 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)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. The Evolution of American Intelligence and National Security in the Decade since 9/11. 16 September 2011. "Let me be clear -- while budget growth is unlikely in this difficult fiscal environment, we must hold the line against cuts that endanger key capabilities. Our national defense is not a luxury -- and we must avoid the mistakes of the 1990's when we cut too deep into intelligence and defense budgets. I will do all I can to ensure that our intelligence community has the resources it needs to perform its necessary mission." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. The Evolution of American Intelligence and National Security in the Decade since 9/11. 16 September 2011. "We must remind the country of the principles that brought us out of the malaise of the 70s and into the strong posture of the 80s. It was morning in America then and it can be morning in America again. The country turned away from apologetic and confidence-shattering policies, and chose instead to be guided by the strength and principles of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan sought to restore America's place in the world, and pushed the United States to actively oppose Communism and support our allies in that confrontation. He stressed that we be clear-headed about the threats we face, and proud of American strength and exceptionalism. He stressed that with our power and force we strive ultimately for the preservation of freedom and liberty. And he pushed a bigger defense budget so we could best protect the nation and its interests around the world." (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 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. 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 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (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. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (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. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (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)
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 95 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers signed Americans for Tax Reform: Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I, Mike Rogers, pledge to the taxpayers of the 8th district of the state of Michigan and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal tax rate for individuals and businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing taxes." (s3.amazonaws.com)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (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. Rogers: Massive Spending Bill Fails Michigan. 13 February 2009. "In Michigan, we need a stimulus plan focused on creating jobs and getting thousands of unemployed workers back to work," Rogers said. "Instead, the measure we expect to vote on today carries a dangerously high cost, fails to create the number of jobs we need, and is filled with an outrageous list of projects that have nothing to do with strengthening the American economy." (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 95 percent in 2010." (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)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. U.S. Debt Reaches $15 Trillion. 16 November 2011. "That the United States has reached $15 trillion in national debt reinforces the need for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, which the House is scheduled to consider later this week. Michigan families could never offer a valid excuse for allowing their personal pocketbooks to skyrocket to such an astronomical level, and Washington can offer no such excuses either." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers Statement on House Budget Proposal. 5 April 2011. "Voters elected the new House majority with a mandate of getting record federal spending under control and seriously addressing the debt crisis that is hampering job creation in America." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers: Stimulus Creates Less Than One Job In 8th. 30 October 2009. "'Michigan needs real stimulus, not the massive borrowing and spending measure adopted eight months ago and still failing to meet the challenge of creating new jobs to replace the millions already lost across the U.S,' said Rogers, who voted for a real economic recovery plan with fast-acting tax relief to create more than 6 million jobs by targeting job providers and not government." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers: With U.S. Unemployment At Record Level, Why Would The House Adopt Job-Killer Health Bill? 6 November 2009. "President Obama's own top economic advisor Christina Romer has developed a model for tracking the impact of government policy on jobs, and by her methodology, America would lose more than 5 million jobs under the Democrat health care plan. Why would we do that? And why, with the dismal record of the stimulus bill Democrats passed last February, would we want to kill any more jobs?" (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. State of the Union Reaction Continues: Although the President Kept Mum on Keystone XL, Energy and Commerce Members Continue Holding Him Accountable for Failure to Say Yes to Jobs. 25 January 2012. "The president should reverse course and work with Congress on real solutions to our country's most pressing issues, including getting government spending under control, preventing tax increases and adopting an all-of-the-above national energy strategy such as allowing the Keystone XL pipeline project to proceed." (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. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/23/2003. (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

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Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of Environment America 20 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Mike Rogers voted Did Not Vote on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Mike Rogers voted Did Not Vote on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • 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)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of Environment America 20 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • 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)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Mike Rogers a grade of 82." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (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)
  • Mike Rogers. Video: Mike Rogers Discusses Tragedy in Arizona on MSNBC. 11 January 2011. "You are getting right back to the point of the second amendment and the second amendment has been clearly defined not only I argue in the Constitution, but in case law. So why we would try and rehash this whole event when that was not the problem on that particular day. [¦] You can talk about all the gun laws you want that is not going to do it, a bad guy is going to get a gun. What we have to do is intervene earlier in that cycle of violence when they have this kind of disability." (www.youtube.com)
  • Andy Balaskovitz. City Pulse: Rogers on gun control. 13 January 2011. "Speaking on "City Pulse on the Air," Rogers said Congress should spend its time analyzing the mental health system, not gun control policy. "We have to get better at identifying these folks earlier in the cycle," Rogers said. The fact that the shooter, Jared Loughner, was allowed to possess a gun with 30-round clips should not be part of the discussion, Rogers said. "We can spend a lot of time talking about clips. We have to enforce the gun laws we have," said Rogers, who represents the 8th District, which includes Lansing. He cited "five, six or eight bills" floating around Congress on gun control. "None of those things would have impacted this case as much as trying to intervene earlier." (www.lansingcitypulse.com)
  • WTXL.com: The Politics of Gun Control. 26 July 2012. "Gun control advocates say the Aurora tragedy could have been prevented with stricter laws against buying or possessing weapons. Congressman Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, says that is not the case. "That's not what killed those individuals in the movie theater," Rogers said. "That weapon didn't even function correctly. So, that's the trick. That's what I think is dangerous about saying, "This type of weapon, we don't like. If we focus all of our energy on that, the problem will go away." That's not the problem. He was determined to kill people, and he had plenty of weapons on him when he walked into that movie theater, which was against the law already. IT was against the law the way he purchased some of these weapons. It was already against the law. So, we ought to abandon that, which I think is a false red herring, and start dealing with the issue of how would we have interceded on that individual." (www.wtxl.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • 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. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (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

  • Mike Rogers. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (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)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 14 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Issue Position: National Security. 30 January 2012. "As a former Army officer and FBI special agent, Mike brings a unique perspective and unmatched experience to the Congress. That's why he won a spot on the Intelligence Committee, why Congressional leaders turned to Mike for his expertise in responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and why the Speaker of the House has sent him to the Middle East more than a dozen times. To protect our borders, Mike cosponsored legislation to double the number of patrol agents and slam the door to terrorists and other illegals trying to enter our country. Amnesty is not an option." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "Over the last several years, with the support of the American public, Congress has consistently defeated amnesty proposals for illegal aliens. This recent effort appears to be nothing more than an attempt to avoid public review and unilaterally impose amnesty by picking and choosing which laws to enforce; or in this case, not to enforce, thereby enabling illegal aliens to remain in the country." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Mike Rogers voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (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)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the Family Research Council 85 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Mike Rogers supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 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)
  • Mike Rogers. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Mike Rogers voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Mike Rogers voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Mike Rogers. Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. 9 September 2011. "I want terrorists caught. I want a great raid on somebody like Osama bin Laden. I want all of the resources of the intelligence community geared to keeping us safe." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. 16 December 2011. "It provides oversight and authorization for critical intelligence activities, including the global counterterrorism operations, such as the one that took out Osama bin Laden; cyberdefense by the National Security Agency; countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; global monitoring of foreign militaries and weapons tests; research and development of new technology to maintain our intelligence agencies' technological edge, including work on code breaking and spy satellites." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Rogers. Rogers' Views On First 100 Days Of Presidency. April 28 2009. "While we may disagree along the way on exactly how to restore the economy and help Michigan families get back on their feet, I look forward to working with President Obama on bipartisan issues such as cash for clunkers' to get older less fuel-efficient cars off the road, health reform that improves access to quality, affordable health care, and preventing a terrorist safe haven in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown 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 30 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Mike Householder. Mlive.com. Michigan congressional candidates speak out on issues. 27 October 2010. "I believe Social Security is a solemn promise. The government must honor its pledge to America's senior citizens who rely on Social Security. As the demographics of Social Security have changed, the workers paying into the fund have decreased dramatically to three workers for one retiree. By 2018, Social Security will pay out more to retirees than it is currently taking in. I also believe that it is necessary to provide future generations with a secure retirement. By examining every Social Security reform option, I am hopeful that Congress can provide a plan that benefits all, especially those who depend on monthly Social Security checks." (www.theoaklandpress.com)
  • Mike Rogers Rogers Statement on Voting for the 2013 House Republican Budget Resolution. 29 March 2012. "U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, MI-08, issued the following statement after voting for the 2013 House Republican budget resolution. I voted for a budget that will get the country on a path toward a better future that will create jobs in the private sector, see less debt, less taxes, and more opportunities for our children and grandchildren [¦] It also preserves retirement programs such as Social Security and Medicare to ensure that they exist for future generations. The plan includes no changes for those in or near retirement and, instead of government bureaucrats, puts patients in control of their health care decisions." (votesmart.org)

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