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Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers

Representative for Kentucky’s 5th District

pronounced HAR-uld // RAW-jerz

Rogers is the representative for Kentucky’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 1981. Rogers is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Rogers.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rogers is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Rogers has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Harold “Hal” Rogers sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Rogers was the primary sponsor of 32 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 32 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rogers sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (55%) International Affairs (15%) Energy (10%) Health (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Rogers’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rogers voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Rogers voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Rogers voted Aye

Rogers voted Yea

Passed 221/201 on Feb 11, 2014.

Rogers voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Rogers voted Yea

Rogers voted Yea

Failed 258/168 on Jan 28, 2009.

Rogers voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Nov 2019, Rogers missed 552 of 23,184 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: