Former Rep. Mike Rogers represented Michigan in the U.S. House from 2001-15, and as chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011 until his retirement in January. In that role, he was responsible for writing the policies that American intelligence officials use to respond to threats around the globe.
Since Rogers left office, the country has seen an increase in the severity of security threats around the globe, particularly from China. Hackers linked to the Chinese government breached the Office of Personnel Management in June, stealing files on more than 22 million Americans. Similarly, Chinese-backed hackers have engaged in widespread commercial espionage, an activity the Obama administration aimed to stop with a bilateral September agreement.