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, 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.
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.”
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.
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).