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— Early Thursday morning, following a 14 hour debate, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” in the House Armed Services Committee (“HASC”) on passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for Fiscal Year 2019. The NDAA annually authorizes Department of Defense operations. The FY19 NDAA passed HASC on a bipartisan 60-1 vote.
Washington, DC— Monday morning, Congressman Mo Brooks sent a letter to the Senate office of Senator Doug Jones urging Senator Jones to vote to confirm Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State.
Washington, DC— Friday night, American, British and French forces launched strikes against Syria and its chemical weapons program.
Congressman Brooks stated, “While I prefer that President Trump, and President Obama before him, consult with Congress and obtain an unambiguous Authorization for the Use of Military Force from Congress before engaging in acts of war against a foreign nation, I support President Trump and American troops as they engage in military action in Syria.”
Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement after Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford testified before the House Armed Services Committee:
Congressman Brooks stated, “Our highest ranking military officials today again warned Congress that America’s exploding deficits and accumulated debt pose a grave national security threat to our country. Washington politicians must heed their warnings before it is too late. America’s future depends on it.”
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: