U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Mike Rogers was elected in 2000 as a Republican from the 8th District of Michigan to the United States House of Representatives. Prior to serving in Congress, Rogers was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its Chicago office, specializing in organized crime and public corruption cases, 1989–1994. He was a member of the Michigan State Senate, 1995–2000, serving as majority floor leader, 1999–2000. Rogers is the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
During his time in Congress, Rogers has written several bipartisan measures which were signed into law, including legislation to: make education savings accounts tax free at the federal level; support families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty; protect America from biological or chemical attacks; expand research into chronic pain; combat counterfeit prescription drugs; protect military funerals; improve the efficiency of computer servers; and hire more “trade enforcement cops” to crack down on the illegal trading practices of counties like China. In the 112th Congress, Mike has also authored bipartisan measures to strengthen pediatric drug research and make medical devices safer for children.
Rogers was a co-sponsor of House Resolution 267, which recognizes the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz, expresses appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to society, and wishes Iranian Americans and the people of Iran a prosperous new year.
First Elected: 2000
Committees: Energy & Commerce; Select Intelligence (Chair)
Prev. Occupation: Business Owner; FBI Agent
Prev. Political Exp.: MI State Senate, 1995-2000
Education: BA Adrian Col., 1985