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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

September 8, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined with the chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, and a majority of the Alabama House delegation, in voting against the Pelosi-Schumer-Trump debt ceiling deal that undermines national security while increasing America’s debt by roughly $600 billion and doing nothing to solve the deficits that cause the debt ceiling problem in the first place.

July 21, 2017 News Releases

Huntsville, AL – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) today welcomed Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21), the chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, to Huntsville for a tour of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.  Congressman Brooks is a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and serves as the vice chairman for the Space Subcommittee. 

July 14, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted in favor of H.R.

June 29, 2017 News Releases

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.

March 8, 2017 News Releases

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.

In the News

September 23, 2017 In the News
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-5th, served as guest speaker. Brooks encouraged those in attendance to continue their support for the United Way and cited the response following the April 2011 tornado disaster as proof positive of the United Way's positive impact in the community.
April 13, 2017 In the News
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Despite being dubbed the "Mother of All Bombs", the acronym MOAB actually stands for Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb.
March 10, 2017 In the News
A newly passed defense spending bill that would provide $577.9 billion to the military has Alabama’s representatives doing a happy dance. That’s because, for a state with a heavy military presence, the new bill will bolster armed services personnel and industries at home.
March 9, 2017 In the News
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, The US House of Representatives passed of HR1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The Legislation passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 371 to 48.
February 13, 2017 In the News
President Trump doesn't need to issue any new travel ban order, that may or may not please the anti-American activist judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal or other supporters of Islam and Sharia law (see Justice Elena Kagan's tenure at Harvard University), open borders and international communism in the Supreme Court and within America's own population.