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.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) will vote for a “Budget” to be used as a procedural vehicle to amend ObamaCare via an arcane device known as “Budget Reconciliation.” Although called a “Budget,” this legislation influences but does not control future spending. Further, although touted as a “repeal” of ObamaCare, it is nothing of the sort. The Mitch McConnell/Paul Ryan plan amends ObamaCare (not repeals it) by stripping several onerous provisions from ObamaCare. If the McConnell/Ryan plan passes the House and the Senate, ObamaCare will still
WASHINGTON, D.C. — During an awards ceremony in the U.S. Capitol, Congressman Brooks (AL-05) was presented with the Tax Fighter Award from the National Tax Limitation Committee (NTLC) for his support of legislation aimed at simplifying our tax code and providing tax relief for Americans.
Washington, D.C. – Congress will soon consider a continuing resolution (CR) spending bill that increases federal government spending by yet another $150 billion, and helps blow FY 2017 federal government spending through the $4 trillion mark, a record high. Standing before the U.S. House this morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) again warned colleagues of a looming and debilitating American insolvency and bankruptcy, and explained why he will vote against another temporary government funding measure that ignores economic reality.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) was presented “The Guardian of Seniors’ Rights” award by the 60 Plus Association for his commitment to America’s seniors and fiscally responsible legislative initiatives in the 114th Congress.