In 2011, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) was appointed as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and is a national leader on national security policy. In the 112th Congress, he authored three bipartisan intelligence authorization bills which were signed into law, and wrote a cyber security bill to protect American innovation and the jobs that come with it from cyber predators.
Representing Michican’s eighth congressional district, he is also a member of the Energy and Commerce panel. 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.” In the 112th Congress, Rogers has also authored bipartisan measures for pediatric drug research and making medical devices safer for children.
A 1985 graduate of Adrian College, he was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Michigan and then served as an FBI special agent before being elected to the Michigan Senate in 1995. Rogers has served Michican’s eighth congressional district since 2001.
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