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Mike Rogers' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (AL) - District 3, Republican
Mike Rogers has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Planned Parenthood's abhorrent procedures are an affront to our deeply held values. Both the House and Senate followed the will of the American people and sent a bill to repeal and defund to President Obama's desk." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1082592/rogers-on-veto-override-vote#.WcUq7Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.VW4baXUViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Planned Parenthood's abhorrent procedures are an affront to our deeply held values. Both the House and Senate followed the will of the American people and sent a bill to repeal and defund to President Obama's desk." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1082592/rogers-on-veto-override-vote#.WcUq7Ge3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.VW4baXUViko (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

  • Rated 78% by National Taxpayers Union https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5lZmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 78% by National Taxpayers Union https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5lZmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating: " […] I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge/?search=income%20tax#.Ws5lSGdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a pledge stating: " […] I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/813534/americans-for-prosperity-federal-taxpayer-protection-pledge/?search=income%20tax#.Ws5lSGdyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "But it ensures the spending levels are in place to fund our military, readiness and keep our homeland safe. In this dangerous world we live in today, we must not risk our national security." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/959679/rogers-statement-on-passage-of-house-budget-with-defense-spending/?search=defense%20spending#.Ws5l3GdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5lZmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "But it ensures the spending levels are in place to fund our military, readiness and keep our homeland safe. In this dangerous world we live in today, we must not risk our national security." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/959679/rogers-statement-on-passage-of-house-budget-with-defense-spending/?search=defense%20spending#.Ws5l3GdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Rogers also called for increased military funding, citing conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq as examples for the need of a strong military. He said national defense spending has 'shrunk to a level that is dangerous,' and that countries such as Russia, North Korea and China do not fear the United States." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/917748/opelika-auburn-news-rep-mike-rogers-touts-conservative-policies-in-visit-to-opelika/?search=military%20funding#.Ws5mjWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5lZmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Rogers also called for increased military funding, citing conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq as examples for the need of a strong military. He said national defense spending has 'shrunk to a level that is dangerous,' and that countries such as Russia, North Korea and China do not fear the United States." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/917748/opelika-auburn-news-rep-mike-rogers-touts-conservative-policies-in-visit-to-opelika/?search=military%20funding#.Ws5mjWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 0% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5m6WdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Common Cause https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5m6WdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Tax reform should be based on permanently reducing rates on individuals and businesses to the lowest possible level, eliminating special interest loopholes that have nothing to do with creating jobs and requiring everyone to pay their fair share." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/780380/cut-spending-and-reform-the-tax-code/?search=government%20spending#.VXIHMnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Tax reform should be based on permanently reducing rates on individuals and businesses to the lowest possible level, eliminating special interest loopholes that have nothing to do with creating jobs and requiring everyone to pay their fair share." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/780380/cut-spending-and-reform-the-tax-code/?search=government%20spending#.VXIHMnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/5705/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Ws5qpWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" https://votesmart.org/bill/24168/62174/5705/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act#.Ws5qpWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement today after the House passed Conference Report S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).[…]'The Federal government has no business in the primary and secondary education system and I am disappointed the legislation passed the House of Representatives today'" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034795/rogers-statement-on-the-every-student-succeeds-act#.WcUrlme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement today after the House passed Conference Report S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).[…]'The Federal government has no business in the primary and secondary education system and I am disappointed the legislation passed the House of Representatives today'" https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1034795/rogers-statement-on-the-every-student-succeeds-act#.WcUrlme3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 0% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/interest-group/1826/rating/9790#.WcUtHGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Taking money from NNSA to pay for renewable energy directly undermines our national security to subsidize energy technologies that can't stand on their own in the market." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/798071/energy-and-water-development-and-related-agencies-appropriations-act-2014/?search=renewable#.Ws5oqmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Taking money from NNSA to pay for renewable energy directly undermines our national security to subsidize energy technologies that can't stand on their own in the market." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/798071/energy-and-water-development-and-related-agencies-appropriations-act-2014/?search=renewable#.Ws5oqmdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/interest-group/1826/rating/9790#.WcUtHGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "President Obama's war on coal is a war on families and jobs. Although I am not surprised, I am deeply concerned with this job-threatening proposal from the EPA. Congress rejected the Cap and Trade proposal four years ago, and now President Obama is seeking once again to go around Congress to implement his radical environmental agenda." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/873424/rogers-new-epa-rule-threatens-job-and-family-budgets/?search=emission#.Ws5o7WdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/interest-group/1826/rating/9790#.WcUtHGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama's war on coal is a war on families and jobs. Although I am not surprised, I am deeply concerned with this job-threatening proposal from the EPA. Congress rejected the Cap and Trade proposal four years ago, and now President Obama is seeking once again to go around Congress to implement his radical environmental agenda." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/873424/rogers-new-epa-rule-threatens-job-and-family-budgets/?search=emission#.Ws5o7WdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America https://votesmart.org/interest-group/1826/rating/9790#.WcUtHGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers/37#.VW4fc3UViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers/37#.VW4fc3UViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chair, I ask for the House's attention today to support H.R. 2406, the SHARE Act. As a lifelong gun owner and sportsman, I strongly support the SHARE Act. I believe it defends our Second Amendment rights. It also upholds our nation's heritage and history of hunting and shooting." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1076213/sportsmens-heritage-and-recreational-enhancement-act-of-2015#.WcUtnme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chair, I ask for the House's attention today to support H.R. 2406, the SHARE Act. As a lifelong gun owner and sportsman, I strongly support the SHARE Act. I believe it defends our Second Amendment rights. It also upholds our nation's heritage and history of hunting and shooting." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1076213/sportsmens-heritage-and-recreational-enhancement-act-of-2015#.WcUtnme3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "President Obama has basically admitted his healthcare law is unworkable given all the delays and waivers. Congress should take every opportunity, both big and small, to stop Obamacare." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/804091/rogers-talks-obamacare-economy-in-talladega#.WcUumWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "President Obama has basically admitted his healthcare law is unworkable given all the delays and waivers. Congress should take every opportunity, both big and small, to stop Obamacare." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/804091/rogers-talks-obamacare-economy-in-talladega#.WcUumWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must repeal and replace Obamacare and start to roll back some of the overly burdensome EPA and Dodd-Frank financial regulations that are destroying our economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1139339/mike-rogers-statement-on-donald-trump#.WcUqYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "We must repeal and replace Obamacare and start to roll back some of the overly burdensome EPA and Dodd-Frank financial regulations that are destroying our economy." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1139339/mike-rogers-statement-on-donald-trump#.WcUqYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5qRWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5qRWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Before considering any immigration reform, Congress should first pass legislation to fund the Border Wall. Only after securing the border, can Congress in good faith address immigration reform." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1193357/rogers-statement-on-daca/?search=border%20wall#.Ws5p0mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Before considering any immigration reform, Congress should first pass legislation to fund the Border Wall. Only after securing the border, can Congress in good faith address immigration reform." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1193357/rogers-statement-on-daca/?search=border%20wall#.Ws5p0mdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5qRWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Federation for American Immigration Reform https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5qRWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud President Trump and Attorney General Sessions' decision today to end the DACA program." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1193357/rogers-statement-on-daca#.WcUvxme3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud President Trump and Attorney General Sessions' decision today to end the DACA program." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1193357/rogers-statement-on-daca#.WcUvxme3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 17% by Americans for Safe Access https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5qRWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 17% by Americans for Safe Access https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/5705/mike-rogers#.Ws5qRWdyIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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