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Budget and Debt

America’s growing debt is one of the most pressing issues facing our nation. How we respond to America’s growing annual deficits and accumulated debt, appropriations bills to fund the government, the debt ceiling, and how these issues interplay will significantly impact America’s future. The process of reducing debt is not one that can happen overnight, but Washington must wake up and begin addressing this issue immediately.

From day one in office, Congressman Brooks has fought to preserve the long-term financial health of our nation. Brooks has repeatedly called on Congress to cut spending in a major way, and has consistently supported financially responsible, non-defense, spending cuts with his votes. This Congress, Brooks introduced H.R. 3835, Protecting America's Solvency Act, which would only allow for the debt limit of the United States to be raised if Congress passes a Balanced Budget Amendment.

For more information concerning Budget/National Debt issues, please contact Congressman Brooks' Washington, DC office.

 

News Releases

May 21, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, America’s leading grassroots group for financially responsible government, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (“CCAGW”), named Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) a 2019 “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Only 27 members out of 435 voting members of the U.S.

May 13, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) released the below statement announcing he will vote “No” on the Democrats' $3+ trillion Socialist spending bill that does little to find a COVID-19 cure and a lot to destroy America's economy. Brooks also announced that he will vote “No” on efforts to allow Speaker Pelosi to vote for Democrat Congressmen “by proxy”.

December 4, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) praised the Trump Administration for today announcing a final rule that bars able-bodied adults from receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (commonly known as food stamps).

July 24, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a House Floor speech announcing he will vote against a spending bill that helps increase America’s debt by another $2 trillion in just two years, to more than $24 trillion. This additional $2 trillion debt increases America’s annual debt service cost by yet another $40 billion/year (assuming an historically low 10 year treasury bill yield of 2%).

To put a $40 billion/year debt service cost increase into perspective, $40 billion/year is roughly the equivalent of two NASA programs. 

June 20, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “No” on H.R. 2740, the massive 667-page, nearly-$1 trillion Socialist Democrat spending bill.

Congressman Brooks said the following:

“This $1 trillion, four-bill package is a financially reckless cavalcade of calamitous open borders and socialist policies the Republican Senate won’t accept and President Trump has already promised to veto.[1] The bill is an unserious partisan, political statement.”

In the News

August 23, 2019 In the News
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks discussed the nation's debt and national security Thursday, doing so in the same breath by explaining how they are tied together.
July 28, 2019 In the News
Any time there is a deal in Washington, D.C. there is a winner and a loser. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) views the losers of the latest budget deal are clearly the fiscal hawks in Congress.
July 26, 2019 In the News
Congressmen Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, and Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville both voted on Thursday against the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which moves to increase discretionary spending limits and suspends the national debt limit.
July 19, 2019 In the News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.
February 20, 2019 In the News
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, joined 64 House colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue supporting work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents before they can obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program welfare benefits, commonly still referred to as food stamps.