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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

July 12, 2019 News Releases

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).

June 20, 2019 News Releases

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.

June 20, 2019 News Releases

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.[1] The bill is an unserious partisan, political statement.”

June 13, 2019 News Releases

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).

June 5, 2019 News Releases

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.

In the News

October 18, 2019 In the News
Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) was just one of 60 out of the 189 Republican members of Congress to vote against a resolution opposing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces in Northern Syria.
October 17, 2019 In the News
In a rare move, four of six Republican U.S. House members from Alabama voted Wednesday to condemn President Donald Trump’s removal of U.S. forces from northern Syria, leaving the Kurds, our allies in the fight against ISIS, vulnerable to attacks from Turkey.
October 16, 2019 In the News
Five of Alabama’s seven U.S. House members voted Wednesday condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to remove U.S. forces from northern Syria.
October 9, 2019 In the News
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw military support from the U.S.’s ally in Syria, leaving the Kurds vulnerable to an attack by Turkey, has been criticized by some Republicans nationally.
August 13, 2019 In the News
Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, toured the 2019 Space & Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville on Thursday.