America’s Affordable Health Choices Act would provide significant benefits in the 8th Congressional District of Michigan: up to 15,100 small businesses could receive tax credits to provide coverage to their employees; 7,600 seniors would avoid the donut hole in Medicare Part D; 1,700 families could escape bankruptcy each year due to unaffordable health care costs; health care providers would receive payment for $53 million in uncompensated care each year; and 49,000 uninsured individuals would gain access to high-quality, affordable health insurance. Congressman Mike Rogers represents the district.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
- I am thrilled to have a president who uses complete sentences AND logic;
- the discussion was probably too complex for most people to absorb; and as a result
- the final question about Professor Gates would be one of the main media takeaways.
Among the strongest criticism of Obama was a complaint that he should know more about the case before commenting.
"It's always dangerous to comment when you don't have the facts," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), a former FBI agent.
Guess you have to take your press coverage where you can get it, Mr. Rogers. Sadly, no one is covering your efforts to participate in health care reform or -- oh, wait.
You're not doing anything in Washington.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
NRCC Incumbent Retention Chairman Mike Rogers (Mich.) is scheduled to present the list of Members — all of whom have reached specific fundraising and campaign goals — at the weekly GOP leadership and NRCC meeting Thursday morning.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Why would we punish the part that's working to cover the part that's not? It's like taking a queen-sized sheet and trying to put it over a king-sized bed. I will guarantee you the corners are gonna come up.
It's good to see that Mr. Rogers has updated his ill-fitting textile analogy to avoid offending any fat guys.I have long had concerns with the CAFE system. It is old, it is arbitrary, and it has proven time and time again that you really can't make a fat person skinny by mandating smaller pants sizes. (5/3/06)Mr. Chairman, you know you cannot make a fat guy skinny by mandating smaller pant sizes. (4/20/05)Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), saying it would force automakers to make smaller cars, likened the effort to “trying to limit obesity by mandating smaller pants. (April 2003, p. 41)
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I guess the other ones decided to stuff their earmarks in realizing that they could have it both ways: Satisfy the constituency while voting against cap and trade. BUSTED!!! [skip]Mike Rogers (R-MI) -- Number of Earmarks: 2 -- Total: $1,500,000
- *The Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research, Inc., St. Simon's Island, GA - Consortium for Plant Biotechnical Research -- $1,000,000
- Lansing Board of Water and Light, Lansing, MI - energy-efficient drinking water system -- $500,000The asterisk on the biotech research project indicates that Mr. Rogers was a co-sponsor.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Rogers began his mission in February, when he started one-on-one meetings with more than 70 of his most vulnerable colleagues to set up individualized campaign goals. [skip]According to a senior NRCC official, Rogers meets weekly with Boehner, Sessions and Cantor to discuss incumbent retention. [skip]
- The annual salary of House members increased to $174,000, not including COLA, health insurance or pension benefits.
- Michigan lost another 69,000 jobs and led the nation in unemployment (11.6%, the worst since May 1984).
- Mr. Rogers took time out from fighting against the stimulus package to host a meet & greet for freshman GOP members and 150 PACs.
- Michigan unemployment increased to 12.0%
- Chrysler entered bankruptcy.
- The NRCC picked their ten "Patriot" candidates - vulnerable incumbents who need help with fundraising. Mr. Rogers called the fundraising competition "natural and healthy."
- Michigan's unemployment rate rose to 14.1%.
- GM filed for bankruptcy.
- Mike Rogers spent his time in D.C. proposing dead-end amendments to the climate change bill and boldly supporting crucial legislation like establishing National Corvette Day and National Pet Week.
- Rogers also co-hosted the first "Patriot Day" fundraiser on June 24th, where the ten House member "Patriots" raised $90,000 - $100,000 each.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Well, the second quarter of 2009 has closed and we're waiting to see the goodies that were deposited into Mike Rogers' war chest.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Important safety-net programs - like Medicaid and SCHIP - should be strengthened by expanding premium assistance programs which give low-income families new insurance options.