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Rep. Mo Brooks

Representative for Alabama’s 5th District

pronounced moh // bruuks

Brooks is the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Brooks is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Brooks.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Brooks is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Brooks has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

NumbersUSA: 100% Americans for Prosperity: 83% The Club for Growth: 75% United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B League of Conservation Voters: 20% NIAC Action: D American Civil Liberties Union: 11% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 6% Human Rights Campaign: 0%

Committee Membership

Mo Brooks sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Brooks was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brooks sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (39%) International Affairs (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%)

Recent Bills

Some of Brooks’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Brooks voted Nay

Brooks voted Nay

Brooks voted Nay

Brooks voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Brooks voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Brooks voted Aye

Brooks voted No

Brooks voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Jul 2019, Brooks missed 118 of 5,859 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: