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— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” on the House-Senate Conference Report and compromise FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The compromise FY20 NDAA Conference Report passed the House 377-48.
Congressman Brooks released the following statement:
“The FY20 NDAA House-Senate compromise bill is vastly superior to the original House version opposed by a bipartisan Senate and the White House. This compromise NDAA enhances America’s national security by:
Washington, DC— Friday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “No” on H.R. 2500, the hyper-partisan, badly-flawed FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) on the House floor. The FY20 NDAA passed the House 220-197, (Socialist Democrats voted in favor 220-8, Republicans unanimously voted against).
Washington, DC— Thursday morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a compelling House Floor speech urging America to not take unilateral military action against Iran in response to recent Persian Gulf tanker attacks. Congressman Brooks emphasized that those countries with national security interests in Persian Gulf oil or the attacked tankers should defend Persian Gulf shipping lanes at their own risk and at their own cost.
Washington, DC— Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “No” on H.R. 2740, the massive 667-page, nearly-$1 trillion Socialist Democrat spending bill.
Congressman Brooks said the following:
“This $1 trillion, four-bill package is a financially reckless cavalcade of calamitous open borders and socialist policies the Republican Senate won’t accept and President Trump has already promised to veto. The bill is an unserious partisan, political statement.”
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).