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The Honorable Michael Rogers

Congressman
U.S. House of Representatives

Mike Rogers is a sixth generation East Alabamian. He is a conservative, a Christian, the father of three and married to his wife, Beth, for over 35 years.

Mike grew up in Calhoun County, Alabama, in the small mill village of Blue Mountain. His mother worked in the local textile mill and his father was a firefighter. Mike learned the values of family, hard work and sacrifice from his parents.

Since first elected in 2002, Mike has been known for his tireless advocacy for the people and interests of Alabama’s Third Congressional District. He currently serves as Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee both vital to Alabama’s interests. Nationally, he has built a reputation as a recognized leader on key national security issues.

As Ranking Member on the Committee on Homeland Security, Mike serves as the top Republican on the full committee. Mike has made securing our borders a key part of the Committee’s agenda and works continuously to help improve FEMA’s disaster response. Ensuring rural first responders are treated fairly by Washington is one of Mike’s top priorities, as is his strong advocacy for the Center for Domestic Preparedness located in Anniston, Alabama.

East Alabama is home to the Anniston Army Depot, Fort Benning, and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. To help advocate for these installations, Mike serves on the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee which has jurisdiction over military readiness, maintenance and logistics. The Readiness Subcommittee oversees the largest account in the Department of Defense’s budget. From this position, Mike works tirelessly to ensure our warfighters have the very best equipment, which includes the hard work done at the Anniston Army Depot, known as the ‘Pit Crew of America’s Warfighters.’

Mike also serves as a member of the Strategic Forces subcommittee, a subcommittee he served as Chairman of for four years. The Subcommittee deals with missile defense and nuclear weapons issues. These are vital issues important to America’s national security and Alabama’s economy.

Mike’s service on these Committees uniquely blends Alabama’s strengths into national priorities. He believes his work in Congress closely follows the old adage, “the government that governs best, governs least.” He continues to vote in favor of legislation that helps cut wasteful spending, balance the budget and reform the tax code in order to grow our economy and create jobs.

Mike is a steadfast defender of the right to life and our Second Amendment rights. Mike is a strong supporter of President Trump and prioritizes his agenda for our great country.

Mike graduated from Saks High School and earned both his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration at Jacksonville State University. Later he graduated with honors from the Birmingham School of Law. He was a practicing attorney and is a small business owner in Calhoun County.


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