U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (#109)
Kentucky’s longest-serving representative in Congress, Somerset Republican Harold “Hal” Rogers, talks about changes in American politics as well as his philosophy of government and his history of representing the people of Kentucky’s 5th District.
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Hal Rogers, who ran for lieutenant governor on the Republican ticket in 1979, was elected to the House of Representatives in 1980 and has served there ever since, working his way up through the House hierarchy to become one of its most respected and influential Republican members.
Rogers’ congressional district, one of the poorest in the country, consists of 29 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky, and Rogers is known for working to bring federal dollars into the area for economic development and environmental and infrastructure improvement.