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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

Defense and National Security

National Defense is the number one responsibility of the Federal government, and the technological advantage our troops have in the field today is due to investments in R&D from years past. Congressman Brooks believes we must continue to commit the resources necessary to maintain our advantage in the field over any potential enemy of the future. 

Congressman Brooks founded and co-chairs the Army Aviation Caucus, which has the mission of assuring Army Aviation has the support needed to successfully perform current and future missions. The bi-partisan Caucus is made up of more than 40 members and meets an average of once a month. In addition to educational sessions, the Caucus has sent letters to the Administration asking for clarification on several issues and is a great avenue for community and military involvement.

As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Brooks helps maintain robust funding for defense generally and missile defense programs, in particular. Brooks also advocates for the Tennessee Valley’s expertise in advanced hypersonic, directed energy technology, and cyber security.

For more information concerning Defense and National Security, please contact Congressman Brooks' Washington, DC office.


News Releases

February 14, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a stirring House Floor speech urging President Trump to invoke Title 10, United States Code Section 284, declare a national emergency, and use every other statutory and Constitutional power he possesses as Commander-in-Chief to order the military to secure our southern border, build the wall, and save American lives.

February 1, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Friday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and Strategic Forces Subcommittee, praised the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (“INF”) Treaty with Russia.[1]

January 30, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced his appointment in the 116th Congress to two House Armed Services Committee subcommittees: Strategic Forces and Readiness.

The Strategic Forces Subcommittee oversees America’s nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defense, national security space programs, and Department of Energy national security programs. The subcommittee seeks to ensure that America's nuclear capability and defenses are an overwhelming deterrent to attack by any potential foe.

January 29, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Tuesday, in a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) questioned Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood concerning deployment of U.S. military assets to America’s southern border. Under Secretary Rood confirmed that existing federal law (10 U.S.C. 284) permits President Trump to direct the military to construct a border wall without declaring a national emergency, that President Trump has not yet directed the military to provide border security and wall construction pursuant to 10 U.S.C.

January 18, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Friday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced he will again serve on the highly influential House Armed Services Committee in the 116th Congress. Congressman Brooks has served on the Armed Services committee since taking office in 2011. Brooks’ second committee assignment will be revealed by the House GOP Steering Committee next week.

In the News

February 5, 2019 In the News
Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, announced he believes the White House assessment that Russia has cheated on the terms of the INF Treaty and believes that the president acted appropriately by withdrawing from the INF Treaty.
January 30, 2019 In the News
WASHINGTON—The Undersecretary of Defense for Policy at the Department of Defense said on Jan. 29 that President Donald Trump has the authority to use the military to construct a barrier without calling a national emergency, as he has said he might do if he can’t get funding for a border wall through Congress.
January 30, 2019 In the News
During a House Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-5) questioned Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood concerning the deployment of U.S. military assets to America’s southern border.
January 30, 2019 In the News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a house armed services committee hearing Tuesday, Huntsville-area U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, citing federal law governing roles for the military, offered a plan for a border wall.
January 29, 2019 In the News
President Trump can build a border wall using the United States military to stop mass illegal immigration and drug trafficking without funding approval from Congress and without having to declare a national emergency.