Tuesday, May 7, 2013
FBI Agents Association recommended U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers for the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On Monday, a group representing more than 12,000 FBI agents recommended that President Barack Obama nominate U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Howell, as new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rogers, a former FBI agent, was endorsed by the FBI Agents Association, according to a report from MLive, who released a statement in support of Rogers and urged President Obama to nominate Rogers for the post when current Director Robert S. Mueller III’s term expires in September. The Press and Argus reports that Rogers hadn’t anticipated the announcement and that he couldn’t say whether he would consider the position if nominated. According to the report, Rogers is also considering running for Sen. Carl Levin’s Senate seat, which will be …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rep. Mike Rogers is a frontrunner for the GOP nomination to the senate seat that is being vacated by Carl Levin.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican who represents Brighton, is a front-runner for the GOP nomination to the state's next U.S. Senate race, according to a poll released Tuesday. On Saturday, Rogers said he was considering a run for the Senate seat that Democrat Carl Levin recently announced that he would vacate in 2014. "I am giving the Senate race serious consideration," Rogers told the Detroit Free Press. Rogers has served since 2001 as the representative for Michigan's 8th District, which includes the Rochester area following last year's Congressional redistricting. He also serves as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and is a former FBI agent. In the automated survey of 1,170 likely Republican voters conducted Monday, …
Rogers is considering throwing his name into the hat for the 2014 election.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers is considering a move from the House to the Senate, stating that he may run for Sen. Carl Levin's open seat in 2014. "I am giving the Senate race serious consideration," Rogers told the Detroit Free Press on Saturday. Levin, a Democrat who has been in office for more than 30 years, announced last week that he won't be running for re-election. Rogers (R-Howell) has served as the representative for Michigan's 8th District, which includes Brighton and Hartland, since 2001. He also serves as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and is a former FBI agent. According to the Free Press, other Republicans who said they may run for Levin's seat include Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Rogers suffered a hairline fracture of his wrist over the weekend.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) suffered a hairline fracture of his wrist while competing with this 16-year-old son over the weekend, according to the Detroit Free Press. The nature of the contest was undisclosed, but apparently victory went to Rogers' son. Rogers, who has represented the 8th Congressional District since 2001, was re-elected to his office this past November, defeating Democratic challenger Lance Enderle. Rogers is also Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The Detroit Free Press reported Rogers is in a temporary cast, but expects to be back to his normal schedule soon.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The U.S. House went along with a Senate plan Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 257-167 late Tuesday night to endorse a Senate vote on a bill that would avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff." This bill extends the tax cuts passed during George W. Bush's presidency that would have expired on Jan. 1, and delays automatic spending cuts. A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) was among five of the state’s eight GOP House members who crossed party lines in voting for the deal, which will extend curent tax rates for all wage earners making below $400,000 and couples making below $450,000. Republicans voting in favor included Candice Miller, Fred Upton, Dave Camp and Dan Benishek. Only 8.5 …
Monday, December 17, 2012
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers will retain his position as chairman this coming term.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, was reappointed to serve as the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for the coming term, according to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus. Rogers was first elected to represent the 8th Congressional District in Congress in 2001. He was appointed chairman of the Intelligence Committee in 2010. Rogers has been a loud advocate on protecting American industries from foreign cyber attacks, something he addressed at a breakfast event hosted by the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce in October. Rogers also authored the leading cyber security bill to protect American innovation and the jobs that come with it from cyber predators.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rogers is the projected winner of the 8th Congressional seat, according to unofficial results.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) was re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Democatic challenger Lance Enderle, according to unofficial results reported by The Huffington Post. Rogers, who has represented the district since 2001, is the projected winner with 58.7 percent of the votes and 80 percent of precincts reporting. Enderle received 36.9 percent of votes. Rogers is the current Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. He recently discussed his cyber security bill, which would allow sharing sharing of covert intelligence information with the private sector to allow businesses to protect themselves against personal cyber attacks, with the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers spoke about national security and cybersecurity Wednesday at Crystal Gardens.
More than 50 people attended the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce's Wednesday breakfast event at Crystal Gardens in Howell to hear U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, speak about threats to national security. Rogers touched on the recent Middle Eastern riots, the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and on the possibility of a nuclear Iran, but his main topic was the threat of cyber attacks on the United States. The discussion on cyber security came a year after Rogers first addressed the topic with the Brighton chamber. Rogers said the U.S. is losing the cyber war today and that the government knows of the problem, yet has no defense against it. The House passed a bill that Rogers introduced…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Rogers won by a landslide, according to unofficial polling results Tuesday night.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) won the Republican Primary Tuesday and will face challenger Lance Enderle (D) in November. Rogers, who has represented the district since 2001, is the projected winner by a landslide with 86 percent of the votes and 77 percent of precincts reporting. GOP opponents Brian Hetrick and Vernon Molnar received 9 percent and 5 percent of the vote. Hetrick and Molnar openly accused Rogers of spending little time in his district, and spending most of his time in Washington D.C. since taking chairmanship of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - something Rogers denied, according to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus. The Press & Argus reported that Rogers has held more than 500 community meetings …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Rogers said casinos bring consequences such as more crime and prostitution.
- On MLive
Thursday, February 2, 2012