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.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) Wednesday voted in favor of House Armed Services Committee passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, clearing the way for full House consideration of the bill. The NDAA creates America’s national security policy. The FY18 NDAA authorizes $631.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget and $64.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations, for a total of $696.1 billion, a $62 billion increase in national security funding versus FY 2017.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted for House passage of H.R.1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The legislation passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 371 – 48.
Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) spoke to and took questions from more than 400 attendees at the Nineteenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium in Huntsville. Redstone Arsenal has played a pioneering and pivotal role in the application of directed energy (electromagnetic radiation, lasers, and the like) as weapons.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) made the following statement in response to the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against President Donald Trump’s immigration Executive Order.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (SST) announced Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) will continue to serve as vice chairman of the Space Subcommittee in the 115th Congress. The Subcommittee on Space has legislative oversight on all matters relating to astronautical and aeronautical research and development, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Space Council, international space cooperation, and numerous other programs related to spaceflight.