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— 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.
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”.
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).
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.
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. The bill is an unserious partisan, political statement.”