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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

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.

March 22, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC – This morning, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously approved H.R. 5345, the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act of 2018 (ALSTAR). As Vice Chairman of the Space Subcommittee and lead sponsor of ALSTAR, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement:

March 13, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) praised President Trump’s remarks at the U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California on creation of the Space Force:

March 12, 2018 News Releases

Washington, DC – Following the retirement announcement of NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement:

“For years, NASA has benefited from Robert Lightfoot’s leadership, both at Marshall Space Flight Center and at NASA headquarters. Robert has been integral in achieving NASA’s numerous missions, and I commend him for his many years of dedicated service to America.

December 11, 2017 News Releases

Washington, DC – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) today released the following statement after joining President Trump at the White House for the signing of Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1). The directive instructs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to return American astronauts to the Moon for long-term exploration and pursue human exploration of Mars and the broader solar system.  

In the News

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.
October 16, 2017 In the News
Friday, Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, announced that he was a founding member of the establishment of the bipartisan House National Aeronautics and Space Administration Caucus led by Rep. Steve Knight, R-California, and Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio.
October 13, 2017 In the News
​28 members of Congress, including Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, have formed a new ​bipartisan, congressional caucus.