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Rogers Predicts GOP Takeover Of U.S. House

By Brenna Angel

Lexington, KY – Congressman Hal Rogers spoke at a Commerce Lexington luncheon Thursday, and said the GOP is poised to take control of the House.

"People are tired of the unemployment situation we're in, the recession that the country is in and has been for such a long time. At the same time we have this soaring deficit that the country is running."

Rogers says Republicans will work to achieve what he calls greater oversight of the Obama administration.

"No one has been able to ask the so-called czars what they're doing and why because republicans have not had the subpoena power, nor the gavel, to set the agenda, to investigate."

Rogers is asking Kentuckians to vote straight Republican on November 2nd. The 15-term Congressman says that includes voting for Rand Paul, who disagrees with Rogers on the issue of federal funding for local programs like Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education, also known as Operation UNITE.

"I think he's in tune with the people of this state. He and I differ on the UNITE anti-drug campaign, but that's one of ten thousand things. I support him and I think he'll do a good job. And I'll have a chance to make my sales pitch on UNITE."

Rogers himself is up for re-election this year, facing Democrat Jim Holbert. Should Republicans take over the U.S. House, Rogers would be a contender for chair of the Appropriations Committee.