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Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers

Representative for Kentucky’s 5th District

Rogers, a Republican, is the representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 5, 1981. Rogers is next up for reelection in 2018.

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

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 87% Americans for Prosperity: 81% FreedomWorks: 65% The Club for Growth: 65% League of Conservation Voters: 9% American Civil Liberties Union: 5% Human Rights Campaign: 0% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Harold “Hal” Rogers sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Rogers was the primary sponsor of 29 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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 (50%) Energy (8%) Emergency Management (8%) Health (8%) Education (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rogers’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea H.R. 1575 (111th): End Government Reimbursement of Excessive Executive Disbursements (End GREED) Act
Apr 1, 2009. Failed 223/196.
Yea S. 328 (111th): DTV Delay Act
Jan 28, 2009. Failed 258/168.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Nov 2017, Rogers missed 468 of 21,980 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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