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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

NASA

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

June 27, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday afternoon, on a unanimous bipartisan voice vote, the U.S. House passed Congressman Mo Brooks’ bill, H.R.5345, the “American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act” or “ALSTAR Act.” The bill formally designates Alabama’s Marshall Space Flight Center as NASA’s lead center for rocket propulsion. In addition, the ALSTAR Act directs Marshall to explore, develop, coordinate and mature new rocket propulsion technology in cooperation with government and private sector partners.

June 22, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Friday morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) participated in a joint hearing before the Space Subcommittee of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee (of which Brooks is Vice-Chair) and the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee (of which Brooks is a member). The hearing was entitled “Space Situational Awareness: Whole of Government Perspectives on Roles and Responsibilities.”

June 18, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Monday afternoon, Congressman Mo Brooks expressed his strong support for President Trump’s order establishing Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed services. President Trump announced his order creating Space Force Monday at the third meeting of the National Space Council at the White House.

June 11, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Monday afternoon, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05), who is Vice-Chair of the House Space Subcommittee, praised outgoing Marshall Space Flight Center Director Todd May and congratulated incoming acting director Jody Singer on her appointment.

April 19, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC— Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Senate confirmed Jim Bridenstine as administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on a party line vote of 50-49.

In the News

June 27, 2018 In the News
The U.S. House unanimously passed a law today naming Alabama's Marshall Space Flight Center as NASA's lead center for rocket propulsion. Introduced by U.S. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), the bill passed on a unanimous bipartisan vote.
June 12, 2018 In the News
Marshall Space Flight Director Todd May is retiring. Jody Singer will take over as acting director. Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, who is Vice-Chair of the House Space Subcommittee, praised Director May and congratulated incoming acting director Jody Singer on her appointment.
March 15, 2018 In the News
After President Donald J. Trump (R) called for the possible creation of a space force, Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, praised the president’s remarks. Trump made the comment while speaking at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.
March 14, 2018 In the News
President Trump is floating the idea of a national "Space Force" to defend American interests on the ultimate high ground of space, and an Alabama congressman is already responding that, "The road to the Space Force runs through the Tennessee Valley."
October 18, 2017 In the News
28 members of Congress have joined together to create a bipartisan congressional caucus to mark a new era in space exploration. Representative Mo Brooks (AL-5) is one of the founding members of the House National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) caucus. The caucus will be dedicated to advocating for the space agency’s economic and national security importance, as well as educating policy makers on current NASA initiatives.