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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

January 13, 2021 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) hailed the United States Air Force announcement of Huntsville, Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal as the preferred location for U.S. Space Command headquarters.

August 27, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced he has cosponsored bipartisan H.R. 7601, the Concerns Over Nations Funding University Campus Institutes in the United States (aka CONFUCIUS) Act.

July 21, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks voted “No” on H.R. 6395, the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). The FY21 NDAA passed the House 295-125, (Socialist Democrats voted "Yes" 187-43, Republicans voted "No" 108-81).

July 8, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) blasted deeply offensive and racist U.S. Army “Operation Inclusion” propaganda U.S. Army personnel distributed to Redstone Arsenal civilian and uniformed personnel in clear violation of the Hatch Act. Congressman Brooks sent a letter to U.S.

July 2, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, after a 14-hour House Armed Services Committee (“HASC”) debate session, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” on H.R. 6395, the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). HASC unanimously passed the FY21 NDAA.

The NDAA has passed Congress 59 consecutive years & authorizes Department of Defense programs. The full House of Representatives is expected to debate the FY21 NDAA in July.

Congressman Brooks said the following:

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.