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.
Washington, DC – This morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a House floor speech asking his colleagues to consider the cost to America’s financial stability that will accompany any amnesty for illegal aliens, while also urging the executive branch to enforce the immigration laws on the books.
The video clip is available HERE.
The transcript of the five-minute floor speech follows:
Washington, DC – Speaking with Fox Business Network yesterday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) made the following statement about the reckless spending in the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act:
“It’s borrowing money we don't have and can't afford to pay back. It's not the way to operate a household, it’s not the way to operate a business, and it’s not the way to operate a country. And America's going to pay a very steep, very heavy price if we continue on this financially irresponsible way of spending money.”
Washington, DC– Following the House vote on the Bipartisan Budget Act that overcame 186 bipartisan votes in opposition, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement:
“Washington’s special interest groups and debt junkies won a huge victory with passage of the most financially irresponsible bill I have faced in Congress. Over the long haul, this bill is a disaster for America.
Washington, DC – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) this morning delivered a House floor speech imploring his colleagues to reject the irresponsible debt junkie spending bill for the sake of America’s solvency and sustainable national defense.
The video clip is available HERE.
The transcript of the one-minute floor speech follows:
Mr. Speaker, Congress faces a debt junkie spending bill that risks an American bankruptcy that threatens the dissolution of our military.
Washington, DC – Following a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this morning, Congressman Mo Brooks issued a statement on the Senate Democrat spending bill expected to reach the House later this week:
“Yesterday, the House passed with my supporting vote a spending bill that increases national security spending by more than $50 billion while limiting all other federal discretionary spending at 2017 levels. As such, yesterday’s spending bill walked a narrow path between financial responsibility and adequate national security funding.
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For far too long, Congress has relied on short term, stop-gap funding bills to keep the federal government open and running—and have done so when up against holidays and midnight deadlines. Take the most recent continuous resolution: last month, as a member of the House of Representatives, I voted around 5:30 AM on a Friday morning against a massive spending bill that raises America’s deficit next year to about $1 trillion.