This week, Congress acted to fight the threat of the Zika virus in the United States. Today, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) joined Speaker Ryan as he signed bipartisan legislation to accelerate the development of a treatment—and ultimately a cure—for the virus. Rep. Brooks introduced the House version of this legislation.
I recently sat down with the Anderson Herald Bulletin to talk about some policies and programs that I'm advocating for in Congress that will help stem the tide of heroin and opioid abuse that is devastating so many Hoosier communities and families. Later this month, the House of Representatives will consider proposals related to the heroin and opioid epidemic, including a bill I introduced H.R. 4641.
We need more women at all levels of government – but not just for parity’s sake. I believe Congress, and the country, work best when all voices are represented. I shared my thoughts on how we can encourage more women, especially young women, to consider serving in public office with The Hill.
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.
I’m proud to join my colleagues in the House and Senate in supporting the repeal of the individual and employer mandates, the medical device tax, and the ‘Cadillac’ tax on health plans. Not only does this legislation defund and eliminate Obamacare, but it reduces the deficit, enhances Medicare solvency for our seniors, and ends taxpayer funding to abortion providers.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation introduced by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), H.R. 4641, to establish a task force comprised of patients, medical providers, hospitals, state medical boards, pain advocacy groups and federal agencies involved.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) signed companion legislation, S. 2512, to a proposal introduced earlier this year by Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Susan Brooks (IN-05), H.R. 4400.
FISHERS, Ind.— Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) hosted a biodefense tabletop exercise simulating an European smallpox outbreak and exploring the implications of the outbreak on stateside response activities in Indiana.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement this morning after the attacks in Brussels, Belgium:
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We are all aware of the serious opioid misuse, abuse, diversion and overdose issue in our country and the devastating effect it is having on communities across the United States. Consider this al
Today, more people are dying of drug overdoses than car accidents. And you, our local officials, are seeing the statistic become reality in your communities and states. But where does it begin?
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep.