The School Safety Act of 2017 would renew the Secure Our Schools program, which provides resources to local, state and tribal governments to meet schools’ individual security needs. The program has not be funded by Congress since 2010.
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), held a hearing examining fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.
Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN05) introduced H.R. 1104, the Veterans To Enhance Studies Through (TEST) Accessibility Act. When she met with the Department of Indiana American Legion last fall, high rates of unemployment and underemployment among young veterans was a top concern. This bill makes it easier for veterans to use the opportunities that licensing, certification and national tests provide to advance and enhance their education, and to build a career.
This year we celebrate 100 years of women in Congress, and the leadership of not one, not two, but three new committee chairwomen. In a new video, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the new chairs of the Ethics and Education and Workforce Committees, and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), interim chair of the Budget Committee, share their excitement for a fresh start and a new generation of women leaders in America.
I'm starting a new video series called 'What I'm Hearing" where I answer some common questions or concerns that I'm hearing from you. This week's episode focuses on a bill I co-sponsored to protect coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. I hope you'll watch this week's episode, and tune in for another installment of #WhatImHearing.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep.
Washington, D.C. – In response to a pervasive lack of legal assistance for domestic violence survivors, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today reintroduced the bipartisan POWER Act, which would help connect victims with legal representation.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement today regarding the American Health Care Act:
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and cosponsored by Reps. Mike Coffman (CO-06), Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01).
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Elizabeth Agnew, of Kokomo, sent this Cheer for Rep. Susan Brooks:
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) said America is facing an opioid crisis during a hearing that he led this week that explored the impact of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.
The House Ethics Committee will meet for the first time in the 115th Congress next week and could make determinations on several complaints pending against lawmakers.