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, 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.
Washington, DC— Wednesday, in a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) questioned U.S. Indo-Pacific Command witnesses Admiral Philip Davidson (USINDOPACOM Commander) and Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver on hypersonic national security challenges and developments. Brooks highlighted the unique challenges posed to America’s current missile defense capabilities by hypersonic weapons in the U.S.
Washington, DC— Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) questioned witnesses in a House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee hearing on military readiness in the face of severe weather events. Brooks highlighted the legal and physical inability of military bases, including Redstone Arsenal, to keep and use electricity produced on their bases to keep mission-critical facilities operating. Brooks did so in an effort to empower military bases to use their own electricity generation facilities when severe weather requires.
Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a compelling House floor speech that both supported President Trump’s border security national emergency declaration and condemned Socialist Democrats’ open borders policies that help to kill 33,000 Americans each year. Click HERE for Congressman Brooks’ February 15th statement supporting President Trump’s national emergency declaration.