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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

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

March 6, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a House floor speech that details recent federal government deficit and debt data and the worsening threat they pose to America and the lives of American citizens.

January 28, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Monday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) implored Washington politicians to avert the impending financial and economic disaster projected in the Congressional Budget Office’s (“CBO”) newly released 10-year budget projections.[1]

December 20, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” on the House Amendment to H.R. 695 that provides $5.7 billion in border wall funding and avoids a presidential veto and government shutdown. The House passed wall funding on a 217 “aye” to 185 “nay” vote, thus sending H.R. 695 to the Senate. Republicans supported wall funding and border security by a 217 to 8 margin. All 178 Democrats voted against wall funding and border security. No Democrat voted “aye.”

June 8, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday evening, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” on H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, which passed the House on a narrow 210-206 vote. H.R. 3 cuts $15 billion in non-defense, previously appropriated but unspent funding— the largest spending rescission in history.

April 12, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— On Thursday, shortly after Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered an impassioned, 6+ minute House floor speech about America’s debt threat, Democrats killed a proposed Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment on a 233 “Aye” to 184 “No” vote that failed to clear the two-thirds majority needed to pass a constitutional amendment. Ninety-seven percent of House Republicans supported Balanced Budget Amendment (by a 226 “Aye” to 6 “No” margin). In contrast, 96% of House Democrats voted against the Balanced Budget Amendment (by a 7 “Aye” to 178 “No” margin).

In the News

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.
January 28, 2019 In the News
Congress passed a bipartisan resolution to end the partial government shutdown after 35 days Friday. At least 800,000 federal workers will be getting their pay. The legislative measures reopen the government through Feb. 15, 2019, and send the Homeland Security appropriations bill to a conference committee. The two measures, H.J. Res. 28 and H.J. Res. 31, respectively, passed the Senate this afternoon by voice vote.
October 18, 2018 In the News
U.S. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, issued a warning about the potential for a “Debilitating National Insolvency and bankruptcy that robs America of the prosperity and peace we have long enjoyed” following the release of the Treasury Department’s preliminary Fiscal Year 2018 deficit projection of $779 billion and the Comptroller General’s statement that America’s fiscal path is “unsustainable.”
July 12, 2018 In the News
Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) announced his support for President Donald J Trump’s (R) efforts to have North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies contribute more to Europe’s defense. Brooks says that the U.S. pays more of its domestic product than any other NATO nation.
June 11, 2018 In the News
Thursday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act on a narrow 210-206 vote.