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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

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).

April 12, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement after Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford testified before the House Armed Services Committee:

Congressman Brooks stated, “Our highest ranking military officials today again warned Congress that America’s exploding deficits and accumulated debt pose a grave national security threat to our country. Washington politicians must heed their warnings before it is too late. America’s future depends on it.”

February 14, 2018 News Releases

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:

February 14, 2018 News Releases

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.”

February 9, 2018 News Releases

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.

In the News

April 13, 2018 In the News
Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement after Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford testified before the House Armed Services Committee:
March 22, 2018 In the News

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.

March 16, 2018 In the News
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview how his new legislation would prevent government shutdowns and avoid the partisan brinkmanship over federal spending battles.
February 20, 2018 In the News
FLORENCE — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks believes a spending bill passed last week by Congress places the country in deeper danger of default.
February 12, 2018 In the News
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said Monday that the two-year spending deal reached last week is a "debt junkie's dream" that could lead to rising interest rates that damage the stock market.