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.
Washington, DC— At 6:30 AM Thursday morning, after an all-night debate and voting session, Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee, including Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05), voted “No” on passage of a hyper-partisan FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). The FY20 NDAA passed the HASC by a 33-24 vote (Socialist Democrats voted unanimously “Aye,” Republicans voted against 24 to 2).
Washington, DC— Wednesday, capitalizing on his new Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee assignment, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) helped secured two military construction projects important to the Redstone Arsenal defense community.
Washington, DC— Monday evening, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) hosted a reception at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library in honor of this year’s 5th Congressional District appointees to the U.S. Service Academies. Thirteen outstanding men and women were selected to represent the Tennessee Valley at the Coast Guard Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, West Point, and Marion Military Institute (via a U.S. Naval Academy scholarship and a U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Scholarship).
Washington, DC— Monday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) praised the U.S. Air Force’s decision to move forward with Phase 2 launch provider acquisition without delay and to refrain from expanding beyond two launch providers. The Air Force released a request for proposal Friday afternoon, maintaining the Air Force’s planned acquisition strategy despite pressure to delay the acquisition process and award more than two providers with contracts.
Washington, DC— Friday afternoon, 28 bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05), sent a letter to United States Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson supporting the Air Force’s National Security Space Launch Program’s Phase 2 acquisition strategy. The signers requested the Air Force refrain from weakening any performance requirements and emphasized the importance of limiting Phase 2 missions to two launch providers.