Rogers to continue service on three House Committees

Washington, DC (WSFA) -- Congressman Mike Rogers said he is pleased to continue serving on three critical committees for the Third District. The committees include: The House Armed Services Committee, the Agriculture Committee and the Homeland Security Committee.

Rogers also said he was pleased to retain his leadership position on the Homeland Security oversight subcommittee as the Ranking Member.

"With so many challenges facing folks across East Alabama, I am honored again to have the opportunity to serve on these three important committees," Rogers said. "This is certainly encouraging news for the Third District's many interests."

As a nation still at war, Rogers said his membership on the Armed Services Committee will allow him to continue advocating on behalf of our brave men and women in uniform and our Veterans, as well as the Third District's three military installations - the Anniston Army Depot, Fort Benning, and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.

With agriculture key to East Alabama's rural economy, Rogers will again serve on the Agriculture Committee so he can continue to be a strong voice in Congress for our farmers. The committee will also allow Rogers to continue promoting energy independence through research at universities in the Third District like Auburn and Tuskegee. "Agriculture is as much as national security issue as it is about jobs and economic growth," he said.

Rogers also said his Homeland Security Committee and Subcommittee assignments will allow him to continue working to help strengthen our porous borders with Mexico and Canada, as well as advocating for vital facilities like the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Calhoun County.

Rogers said he looks forward to working with the new Obama Administration and House leadership to get things done for East Alabama.