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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

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.

February 14, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) spoke to and took questions from more than 400 attendees at the Nineteenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium in Huntsville.  Redstone Arsenal has played a pioneering and pivotal role in the application of directed energy (electromagnetic radiation, lasers, and the like) as weapons. 

February 9, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) made the following statement in response to the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against President Donald Trump’s immigration Executive Order.  

January 31, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (SST) announced Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) will continue to serve as vice chairman of the Space Subcommittee in the 115th Congress.  The Subcommittee on Space has legislative oversight on all matters relating to astronautical and aeronautical research and development, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Space Council, international space cooperation, and numerous other programs related to spaceflight.

January 18, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) welcomed Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03), Martha Roby (R-AL-02), and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02) as Co-Chairs for the Army Aviation Caucus (AAC) in the 115th Congress.  Congressman Brooks established the AAC in 2011 to provide a forum among Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and the Army to improve support and communication for Army aviation.

In the News

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.
December 11, 2016 In the News
The Alabama National Guard and Team Redstone were presented with two of five Community Partnership Awards presented Tuesday by the Department of the Army.
December 10, 2016 In the News
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined a group of bipartisan lawmakers in sending a letter to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), pushing back against the purchase of Lattice Semiconductor, the third-largest American producer of critical technology for U.S. military applications, by an American shell company financed by China’s communist government.