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The Tennessee Valley, home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, is the birthplace of America’s space program. Marshall continues to be the leader in developing the space systems America needs to journey into low Earth orbit, the moon, and beyond. Congressman Brooks, through his membership on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, fights for NASA and America’s preeminence in space.

After many years of neglect by the Obama Administration, Congressman Brooks has a renewed sense of optimism for the space program under the Trump Administration. Congressman Brooks strives to ensure that these programs remain on a steady path to success. He was excited to see the Trump Administration prioritize deep space exploration in its first year budget request, demonstrating that he has the full intention of challenging America’s space program to reach farther into space than ever before through the use of vehicles like the Space Launch System and Orion.

Congressman Brooks knows that there is more work to do to ensure the preeminence of our nation’s space program. That is why he is committed to doing whatever is necessary to promote our nation’s space objectives via Congressional hearings, meetings, and letters to key appropriators, and will continue to monitor NASA’s progress on these critical programs.

For more information concerning my work and views on NASA issues, please contact my 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:

February 26, 2021 News Releases

Washington, DC— Friday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced his reappointment to the highly influential House Science, Space, and Technology Committee (SST) in the 117th Congress. At the subcommittee level, Brooks has been reappointed to the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee.

Congressman Brooks has served on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee for 10 years— since taking office in 2011. In the 117th Congress, he maintains his spot as the #2 most senior Republican on the committee behind Ranking Member Frank Lucas (OK-03).

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.

September 16, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote S. 881, the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act (the PROSWIFT Act).  

July 23, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC—  Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s reappointment of Huntsville’s Mark McDaniel to a two-year term on the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (“NAC”). Congressman Brooks initially recommended Mr. McDaniel in 2018 to Administrator Bridenstine, a personal friend and former House colleague, citing Mr. McDaniel’s past record of exemplary service on the NASA Advisory Council. The NAC is NASA’s highest civilian advisory board.

In the News

October 22, 2020 In the News
President Trump signed the PROSWIFT space weather bill into law on October 21, but an accompanying signing statement expressed a number of caveats. Not only does he consider certain sections to be a limitation on his discretion to conduct foreign affairs, but he objects to what he calls the bill’s failure to address the resilience of national security assets or critical infrastructure.
September 24, 2020 In the News
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday gave final passage to S. 881, the “Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act” (the PROSWIFT Act).
September 16, 2020 In the News
Five years and many modifications later, Congress has finally passed bipartisan legislation to address how the U.S. government deals with threats posed by emissions from the Sun to critical elements of our infrastructure like the electric grid and satellites. PROSWIFT, S. 881, now awaits signature by the President.
September 13, 2020 In the News
WASHINGTON — The House is slated to pass a space weather bill this week, culminating a five-year effort to put elements of a space weather strategy and action plan into law.
January 9, 2020 In the News
The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved legislation to coordinate federal government space weather research, forecasting and operations with input from academia, commercial firms and groups affected by space weather.