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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 2, 2021 News Releases

Washington, DC— Early on September 2nd, after a 16.5-hour committee debate and vote series, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” on the House Armed Services Committee passage of H.R. 4350, the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). The NDAA passed on a 57-2 vote.

Congressman Brooks said the following:

July 19, 2021 News Releases

Washington, DC— Monday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to use his power as Commander in Chief to end General Order 12 at Fort Rucker, Alabama, which was issued by Fort Rucker’s commanding officer and forces anyone in uniform who is unmasked to provide proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccination. 

June 11, 2021 News Releases

Washington, DC— Friday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21), joined by seven Republican House Armed Services Committee colleagues, sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee chairwoman and ranking member requesting more funding for missile defense than was requested in President Joe Biden’s budget.

Click HERE to view the letter.

May 19, 2021 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined 23 of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to John P. Roth, Acting Secretary of the Air Force, and General John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, demanding that Lt. Col. Lohmeier be immediately reinstated. Lt. Col. Lohmeier was recently discharged from the Space Force for publicly expressing concerns about Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project being used as teaching or training materials in the U.S. military.


May 13, 2021 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05), along with 6 original cosponsors, introduced the Zero Foreign Influence in Education Act.


This bill amends Section 117 (20 U.S.C. §1011f) of the Higher Education Act to:


1.         Require American universities to report any and all monetary contracts or gifts from foreign countries and entities.

2.         Require universities to publicly disclose the names of all foreign donors.

In the News

October 22, 2020 In the News
A Japanese company is seeking a trade exception that would allow it to import its foreign-made fiber product — one that competes directly with an identical product made in Decatur, Alabama — without the normal duties levied on a product of its type.
October 18, 2020 In the News
Alabama A&M University and Troy University have responded to questions from Congressman Mo Brooks about the Confucius Institutes that operate on their campuses.
October 15, 2020 In the News
Republican lawmakers want answers from the FBI regarding a report that it has been in possession of a laptop that supposedly belonged to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son Hunter.
October 2, 2020 In the News
Earlier this year, State Rep. Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) unveiled a bill that would ban Confucius Institutes from operating on publicly-funded college campuses in Alabama.