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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 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.

June 25, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) praised NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s decision to name the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C. after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA and one of the “Hidden Figures”.

January 29, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted “Yes” on Space Subcommittee passage of H.R. 5666, the “National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2020.” The bill passed the subcommittee by voice vote. Notably, Brooks successfully amended H.R. 5666 to ensure competition and flexibility for NASA’s choosing an integrated crewed Mars landing/assent system design.

Brooks is #2 in seniority amongst Space Subcommittee Republicans.

January 9, 2020 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee passed by voice vote H.R. 5260, the Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act (the PROSWIFT Act). Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) teamed with Democrat sponsor Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) to pass the PROSWIFT Act which seeks to enhance America’s scientific understanding of the potential consequences of severe space weather phenomena and establishes a forecasting regime for severe space weather events.

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
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks’ (R-Huntsville) bill to increase America’s level of understanding of space weather passed unanimously through the House Science Committee on Thursday.