Mo (Mo) Brooks (R-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.4801
FAX: 202.225.4392
District: 256.551.0190
District FAX: 256.551.0194
United States House of Representatives
Room 2400 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0105

Residence: Huntsville, AL
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Martha Jenkins   DOB: 4/29/1954
Committee Assignments
ChairmanCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ovarian Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cooperative Business Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Space
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Directed Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Robotics Caucus
FC MemberElectronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missile Defense Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Job Creators' Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC Member10th Amendment Task Force
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberHouse Freedom Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Jackson / Lauderdale / Limestone / Madison / Morgan


On November 8, 2016, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) was re-elected as the Representative for Alabama's 5th Congressional District. He proudly represents the people of North Alabama and serves on three important committees- Armed Services, Science, Space, and Technology, and Foreign Affairs. Congressman Brooks is highly active and engaged in representing the interests of the 5th District. Brooks supports America's missile defense technologies; he introduced successful legislation in 2011, 2012, and 2013 that blocked the White House from sharing classified missile technologies with Russia, and was adapted into the National Defense Authorization Act in FY2012. Rep. Brooks is also a vocal opponent of sequestration, voting against the Budget Control Act and called upon Administration officials to account for the consequences of sequestration in a HASC Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing on April 18, 2012.

During his first year on the Hill, Brooks founded and became co-chairman of the Army Aviation Caucus, a forum in which Members of Congress, staff, and Army leadership raise awareness for Army Aviation and seek to affect legislative priorities. The Caucus now includes more than 40 members and is one of the most active caucuses on Capitol Hill.

Growing up in North Alabama, Mo Brooks' parents taught him early on that study and hard work were expected and required. They also taught him the importance of honesty, and to never be shy about speaking up and fighting for important principles. Brooks was born in 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved in 1963 to Huntsville, Alabama. Rep. Brooks' father, Jack Brooks, retired from Redstone Arsenal's Metrology Center. Brooks' mother, Betty Brooks, taught economics and government for over 20 years at Lee High School. Rep. Brooks graduated from Grissom High School in 1972 (where he was all-city in baseball and an active member on two state championship debate teams). He graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School.

After graduation, Rep. Brooks worked as a prosecutor in the Tuscaloosa District Attorney's office, where he built a solid "tough-on-crime" reputation. While there, he obtained guilty verdicts in every one of the 20-plus jury trials he prosecuted. He also organized and managed the grand jury.

Rep. Brooks left the Tuscaloosa District Attorney's office in 1980 to return to Huntsville as a law clerk for presiding Circuit Court Judge John David Snodgrass. In 1982, Brooks was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives and became one of 11 Republican legislators (out of 140 total) and the only elected Republican legislator north of Birmingham.

Brooks was reelected to the Alabama House in 1983, 1986, and 1990. While in the legislature, he was elected Republican House Caucus Chairman three times and was ranked number one (out of 140 legislators) by the Alabama Taxpayers' Defense Fund in the fight to protect family incomes from higher taxes. He was also ranked in the top 20 percent by Alabama Alliance of Business & Industry on pro-jobs, tort reform, and free enterprise issues and was recognized as one of the legislature's most effective legislators by Alabama Magazine.

In 1991, Brooks was appointed Madison County District Attorney. In 1996, he ran for the Madison County Commission and unseated an eight-year incumbent Republican. He was reelected to the Commission in 2000, 2004, and 2008. During every year except when he was serving as a prosecutor or court clerk, Brooks held a second job in private practice. In 1995-1996, he was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, from 1996-2002, was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Bill Pryor.

In 1976, Mo Brooks married Martha Jenkins of Toledo; they met at Duke University. Martha graduated from the University of Alabama with an accounting degree. She later retired as a certified public accountant and obtained a math and education major from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2005. She taught math at Whitesburg Middle School. Mo and Martha are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of eight grandchildren. Rep. Brooks was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010.

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