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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

January 30, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC – Today, the House passed H.R. 695: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018—a virtually identical bill to legislation passed by the House last July and September but the Senate refused to consider. Following the vote, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) released the following statement:

November 14, 2017 News Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted for the conference report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. The NDAA authorizes America’s national defense programs and passed the House 356-70. This conference report resolves differences between the two different NDAA versions that passed the House and Senate earlier this year. Once the House and Senate both pass the conference report, it will go to the White House for the President’s signature.

October 23, 2017 News Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) attended the White House ceremony awarding Huntsville veteran Army Captain Gary Michael Rose (retired) with the Congressional Medal of Honor. Rose received the Medal of Honor, the most prestigious military award a service member can receive, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving as a medic with the secret Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group that conducted classified missions in Vietnam and Laos.

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. 

In the News

March 15, 2018 In the News
After President Donald J. Trump (R) called for the possible creation of a space force, Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, praised the president’s remarks. Trump made the comment while speaking at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.
March 14, 2018 In the News
President Trump is floating the idea of a national "Space Force" to defend American interests on the ultimate high ground of space, and an Alabama congressman is already responding that, "The road to the Space Force runs through the Tennessee Valley."
February 7, 2018 In the News
On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) slammed the Senate budget deal and argued that federal dollars should be spent on improving the military and not a military parade.
November 18, 2017 In the News
Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) voted for the passage of FY18 National Defense Authorization Act this week and celebrated the bill as a victory for both the nation and his district.
October 23, 2017 In the News
At a solemn White House ceremony Monday, President Trump presented the Medal of Honor - the highest military honor - to a former Army medic with Special Forces serving in the Vietnam War who now lives in Huntsville.