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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

August 9, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) expressed support for the Trump Administration’s efforts to stand up Space Force as a sixth branch of the military following Vice President Mike Pence’s speech on Space Force at the Pentagon.

July 26, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted for H.R. 5515, the House and Senate Conference Report for the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). The NDAA passed the House 359-54. The NDAA authorizes America’s national security programs.

July 19, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) and Norris Cylinder Company praised the Department of Commerce’s preliminary decision to increase countervailing duties on Communist China’s high pressure steel cylinders. Four Republican House colleagues, including Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas, co-signed Congressman Brooks’ June 13, 2018 letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross seeking administrative review of Communist China’s anti-competitive and unfair trade practices.

July 11, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voiced support for President Trump’s efforts to have North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies contribute more to Europe’s defense. President Trump is in Brussels, Belgium Wednesday and Thursday to participate in NATO meetings.

June 28, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” on H.R. 6157, the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which passed the House 359-49. Congressman Brooks serves on the House Armed Services Committee and sits on the Strategic Forces and Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittees.

In the News

August 10, 2018 In the News
Vice President Mike Pence announced yesterday his promotion of creating a new military branch, the United Space Force.
August 10, 2018 In the News
Thursday, President Donald J. Trump (R) announced that he was directing the Pentagon to begin preparing for the creation of Space Force as America’s sixth branch of the armed forces.
August 9, 2018 In the News
Vice President Mike Pence, while speaking alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon on Thursday morning, declared that “establishing the Space Force is an idea whose time has come.” The vice president explained the Pentagon, under Mattis’ leadership, has begun the process of establishing the Space Force as a sixth branch of the U.S. military.
July 17, 2018 In the News
Monday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced that global defense contractor BAE Systems will launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville.
July 12, 2018 In the News
Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) announced his support for President Donald J Trump’s (R) efforts to have North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies contribute more to Europe’s defense. Brooks says that the U.S. pays more of its domestic product than any other NATO nation.