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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

August 27, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced he has cosponsored bipartisan H.R. 7601, the Concerns Over Nations Funding University Campus Institutes in the United States (aka CONFUCIUS) Act.

July 21, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks voted “No” on H.R. 6395, the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). The FY21 NDAA passed the House 295-125, (Socialist Democrats voted "Yes" 187-43, Republicans voted "No" 108-81).

July 8, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) blasted deeply offensive and racist U.S. Army “Operation Inclusion” propaganda U.S. Army personnel distributed to Redstone Arsenal civilian and uniformed personnel in clear violation of the Hatch Act. Congressman Brooks sent a letter to U.S.

July 2, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, after a 14-hour House Armed Services Committee (“HASC”) debate session, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” on H.R. 6395, the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). HASC unanimously passed the FY21 NDAA.

The NDAA has passed Congress 59 consecutive years & authorizes Department of Defense programs. The full House of Representatives is expected to debate the FY21 NDAA in July.

Congressman Brooks said the following:

June 23, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Tuesday, the House Armed Services Committee (“HASC”) Readiness Subcommittee passed its portion of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (“FY21 NDAA”). A member of the Readiness Subcommittee, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) supported passage.

By way of background, the NDAA has been signed into law 59 consecutive years & authorizes Department of Defense programs. The full House Armed Service Committee will soon debate the overall NDAA before sending it over to the Senate.

In the News

January 10, 2020 In the News
Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) said Thursday that it seemed intelligence about the U.S. strike of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani was withheld from Congress because they couldn’t be trusted with classified information.
January 10, 2020 In the News
Some of the members of Congress were upset with the briefing that they received about the killing of IRGC terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani.
January 10, 2020 In the News
In a Thursday tweet, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) advised that he believes intelligence professionals withheld certain information in a congressional briefing this week about Iran due to concerns that certain members cannot be trusted.
January 9, 2020 In the News
Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, accused Democrats of fear mongering after President Donald J. Trump ordered the U.S. military to assassinate powerful Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
January 9, 2020 In the News
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said on Thursday that U.S. intelligence community officials appeared to withhold sensitive information that they possessed involving the information that President Donald Trump was given when he decided to take out top Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani.