In 2015, Congressman Brooks was honored with the Healthcare Leadership Council’s “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” award, recognizing his ongoing support of patient-centered medical progress. In January of this year, for the first time, Congress passed a broad repeal of Obamacare and sent it to the President’s desk. Although the measure was vetoed by the President and Congress fell short of the two-thirds majority necessary to override the veto, Congressman Brooks remains committed to ending the harm caused by this disastrous law and will continue working to repeal Obamacare and replace it with measures that empower patients, families, and doctors.
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Washington, DC— Tuesday evening, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” on the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017, which gives terminally ill patients the right to try experimental treatments that have not yet completed the Food and Drug Administration’s lengthy and complex full approval process that can take decades. The bill passed the U.S. House 250-169, clearing the way for President Trump to sign the bill into law.
Washington, DC – As a co-sponsor of H.R. 5247, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) commended his colleagues for passing this legislation that allows terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs that have passed the FDA’s Phase 1 approval process:
Washington, DC – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) today delivered a House floor speech calling for a vote on Senate Bill S. 204, the Right to Try Act. S. 204 gives terminally ill patients the right to try experimental treatments that have not yet completed the Food and Drug Administration’s lengthy and complex full approval process that can take decades.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted in favor of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which prohibits abortions if the unborn child is 20 weeks of age or older. Scientific studies into the neurological development of babies have demonstrated that, at the 20-week mark, an unborn child can hear music, feel pain, and survive outside its mother’s womb. The United States is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions past 20 weeks.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) appeared on CNN to discuss the likelihood of health care legislation moving through the Senate ahead of the August district work period. Brooks expressed support for President Trump’s tweet, “I cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go!” Brooks added that the House has done its job and the Senate should stay in Washington until they pass health care legislation.
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Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) spoke with the Todd Starnes Show about his plan to use the filibuster on the senate floor if there is no funding for President Trump's border wall.