Congressman Mike Rogers will be holding a key leadership position when the new Congress convenes next year. House Speaker-designate John Boehner announced Wednesday that Rogers will serve as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Rogers is a former FBI special agent.
In a written statement the Republican congressman says he's glad to take up the position: "Speaker-designate Boehner's confidence to appoint me to serve in such a critical position for America's national security is humbling. It will be an incredible responsibility to serve as chairman as we work to get the oversight, policy, and funding right to provide our nation's intelligence professionals with the tools and support they need. It is a great honor to serve with the brave men and women of the intelligence community who work every day around the globe to keep America safe from terrorists and foreign nations who seek to harm America and her interests."
Mike Rogers is the congressman for Michigan's 8th district comprising Ingham, Clinton, Livingston, and parts of Shiawassee and Oakland counties.