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Rep. Mike Rogers’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Alabama's 3rd District
Republican
Serving Jan 7, 2003 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Rogers’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Rogers’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Held the most committee positions compared to Alabama Delegation

Rogers held a leadership position on 1 committee and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Rogers’s Profile »

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (86th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (78th percentile); House Republicans (89th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 32nd fewest bills compared to All Representatives

Rogers cosponsored 127 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (43rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (11th percentile); House Republicans (13th percentile); All Representatives (7th percentile).


 

Ranked 39th most politically left compared to House Republicans

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Rogers’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (29th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (69th percentile); House Republicans (19th percentile); All Representatives (63rd percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 44th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 14 others)

2 of Rogers’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 480: Homeland Threat Assessment Act; H.R. 8309: Keep America Secure Act

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (29th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (23rd percentile); House Republicans (44th percentile); All Representatives (24th percentile).


 

Was 72nd most absent in votes compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Rogers missed 5.9% of votes (56 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Rogers’s Profile »

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (43rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (82nd percentile); All Representatives (83rd percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Introduced the 66th fewest bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 15 others)

Rogers introduced 10 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (43rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (15th percentile); House Republicans (28th percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 75th fewest bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 25 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 4 of Rogers’s 10 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Rogers caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (57th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (18th percentile); House Republicans (30th percentile); All Representatives (17th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Got the 95th fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Rogers’s bills and resolutions had 100 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (29th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (23rd percentile); House Republicans (38th percentile); All Representatives (22nd percentile).


 

Ranked the 98th bottom/follower compared to All Representatives

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Rogers’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (29th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (23rd percentile); House Republicans (41st percentile); All Representatives (22nd percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 110th fewest bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 59 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 of Rogers’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 344: Chiropractic Health Parity for Military …; H.R. 3142: SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement …

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (57th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (25th percentile); House Republicans (42nd percentile); All Representatives (25th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Laws Enacted

Rogers introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Rogers introduced 0 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 127 bills that Rogers cosponsored, 37% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Alabama Delegation (57th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (68th percentile); House Republicans (37th percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.