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Rep. Mike Rogers’s 2014 Report Card

Representative from Michigan's 8th District
Republican
Served Jan 3, 2001 – Jan 3, 2015


These statistics cover Rogers’s record during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 12, 2015. Although Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1], Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4], Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10], and Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI] served in the 112th Congress, they took office within the last two months of the 112th Congress and here are grouped with other freshmen for the 113th Congress.

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.

 

Was 6th most absent in votes compared to House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs

Rogers missed 6.6% of votes (80 of 1,204 votes) in the 113th Congress. View Rogers’s Profile »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (86th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (87th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (80th percentile); Safe House Seats (86th percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 22nd highest % of bills compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 1 other)

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 55% of Rogers’s 11 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 113th Congress.

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (80th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (74th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (81st percentile); House Republicans (72nd percentile); Safe House Seats (81st percentile); All Representatives (80th percentile).

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


 

Cosponsored the 26th fewest bills compared to All Representatives

Rogers cosponsored 108 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 Michigan Delegation (21st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (13th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (8th percentile); House Republicans (8th percentile); Safe House Seats (6th percentile); All Representatives (6th percentile).


 

Ranked 36th most liberal 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 113th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Rogers’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (57th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (66th percentile); House Republicans (15th percentile); Safe House Seats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (55th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 59th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 40 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Rogers introduced 3 bills in the 113th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 624: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection ...; H.R. 3381: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal ...; H.R. 4681: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal ...

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (64th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (73rd percentile); House Republicans (63rd percentile); Safe House Seats (78th percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Rogers introduced 2 bills that became law in the 113th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 307: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization ...; H.R. 4681: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal ...

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (64th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (69th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (84th percentile); House Republicans (82nd percentile); Safe House Seats (89th percentile); All Representatives (88th percentile).

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Bills Introduced

Rogers introduced 11 bills and resolutions in the 113th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (29th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (31st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (32nd percentile); House Republicans (40th percentile); Safe House Seats (37th percentile); All Representatives (36th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

4 of Rogers’s bills and resolutions in the 113th 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. 307: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization ...; H.R. 624: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection ...; H.R. 2328: Access to Professional Health Insurance ...; H.R. 4291: FISA Transparency and Modernization Act

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (50th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (40th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (60th percentile); House Republicans (70th percentile); Safe House Seats (68th percentile); All Representatives (69th percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 0 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.

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

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


 

Committee Positions

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. View Rogers’s Profile »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (57th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (76th percentile); House Republicans (90th percentile); Safe House Seats (89th percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 108 bills that Rogers cosponsored, 14% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (57th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (40th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (27th percentile); House Republicans (69th percentile); Safe House Seats (40th percentile); All Representatives (37th percentile).

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


 

Cosponsors

Rogers’s bills and resolutions had 187 cosponsors in the 113th 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 Michigan Delegation (43rd percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (40th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (46th percentile); House Republicans (50th percentile); Safe House Seats (51st percentile); All Representatives (51st percentile).


 

Leadership Score

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 113th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Rogers’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (50th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (64th percentile); House Republicans (55th percentile); Safe House Seats (68th percentile); All Representatives (69th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Rogers supported any of 12 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Rogers 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all Michigan Delegation (0th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

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 113th Congress) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.