Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will not seek re-election as he plans to host a nationally syndicated radio talk show on Cumulus Radio starting in January, the Detroit News reported Friday.
Rogers has represented Michigan’s eighth congressional district since 2001 and will be the third member of the state’s congressional team to retire, David Shepardson and Marisa Schultz report.
“As I close this chapter in my life, I am excited to begin a new one that allows me to continue serving as a voice for American exceptionalism and support a strong nation security policy agenda,” Rogers said.
As head of the House Intelligence Committee, Rogers most recently proposed a reform to the National Security Agency’s metadata-gathering program targeting all U.S. phone calls.
Rogers and ranking committee member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) recommended phone companies search and store phone records for possible terrorism links instead of collecting phone metadata such as call duration.
The former FBI agent was endorsed in 2013 by the FBI Agents Association as bureau director prior to James Comey’s appointment.
Listen to Rogers and Ruppersberger speak at the Potomac Officers Club’s GovCon Cyber Summit in April.