The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the conference report to accompany S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, by a bipartisan vote of 407-5. This legislation is comprised of proposals passed in the House and Senate to address the heroin and opioid epidemic that is claiming 78 American lives each day.
Following the release of the proposed report from the Select Committee on Benghazi, Chairman Trey Gowdy and I appeared on Bret Baier to discuss the attacks in Istanbul, Turkey, and the new facts we uncovered during our investigation into the attacks on September 11, 2012, on our compound.
Our comprehensive investigation has uncovered deficiencies at every agency that night as well as before and after the terrorist attacks. In our report, we outline new facts and make key recommendations to help ensure we improve our nation’s response in times of crisis, and do everything possible to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again.
The way we approach mental health care has to change, and H.R. 2646 shifts support to evidence-based treatment and care methods that will work better for people struggling with mental illness and their families while expanding access to treatment to those who live in rural areas or underserved communities using innovative technologies to connect doctors to patients.
Last week, Purdue University announced that it had made a breakthrough in determining the structure of Zika virus, a critical first step to developing a treatment or vaccine. I applaud their efforts, but the underlying problem isn’t this one disease. As a nation, we are underprepared to meet the challenges of a biological threat. I shared my views and some potential solutions with the Indianapolis Star.
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Carmel, Ind. - Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement after one Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was shot and other officer was injured in the line of duty:
Washington, D.C. – Following the attacks on a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON— Last night, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed H.R. 3299, a bill introduced by Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) to incentivize investment in vaccines and treatments for dangerous and deadly diseases and pathogens identified as threats to our national security by the Department of Homeland Security.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA05) and Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05), both former prosecutors, introduced the Interstate Sextortion Prevention Act, legislation that makes online sexual extortion a federal crime. Sextortion is defined as the use of extortion and threats to coerce sexual activity.
WASHINGTON— Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement in response to the attacks on law enforcement officers in Dallas, Texas, last night:
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Two Indiana representatives' bills to fight opioid drug addiction have passed the House and are headed for the Senate.
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