Today Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL), announced his co-sponsorship of another bill to stop sequestration and help national defense: H.R. 607 To Replace FY13 Sequester By Delaying Affordable Care Act Implementation. Congressman Brooks has cosponsored other bills to end or reduce the impact of the sequester. Brooks voted against the creation of the sequester in 2011 and, in 2012, voted to end or reduce the impact of the sequester on five different occasions.
Congressman Brooks said, "I am cosponsoring this bill to end the sequester, as I have previous bills to help protect our national defense, because the White House and Senate persist in being Absent Without Leave; the Senate has never even voted on any legislation that ends or reduces the impact of sequestration. H.R. 607 replaces sequestration with a delay in the implementation of ObamaCare, thereby saving taxpayers $130 billion that can be shifted to restore defense and other program cuts."
Brooks continued, "I join Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) and other House Members on this bill because the sequestration cuts pose an unacceptable risk to America's national defense and economy. North Alabamians face April job furloughs and pay cuts because Washington prefers to spend money on lesser priority programs than protect our national security. I have voted against sequestration at every opportunity, and I have repeatedly cosponsored legislation to end the sequester, including this latest bill, H.R. 607."
Brooks concluded, "For nearly two years, I have fought against sequestration and the hollowing out of our Armed Forces. No Alabama Congressman has done more to stop or prevent sequestration and its attack on national defense funding. I will continue to stand strong until the sequester is reversed and America's national defense is secured."
This morning, Congressman Brooks addressed the U.S. House, and requested that House leadership keep the House in session until sequestration is solved.
Congressman Brooks is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Science Subcommittee, of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.