Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA4) introduced legislation today aiming to curb the nation’s growing prescription drug and heroin abuse epidemics. The “Heroin and Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention, Education, and Enforcement Act of 2015” targets several areas of need critical to reducing the number of painkiller and heroin overdose deaths each year.
Each year before Memorial Day, the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues hosts a ceremony to honor our nation’s servicewomen and women veterans for their courageous achievements. This year, I was honored to host the ceremony as a vice chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. The ceremony salutes our female veterans and pays tribute to fallen women service members.
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Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT5) introduced bipartisan legislation today requiring child safety packaging be added to liquid nicotine containers available for retail across the nation. Liquid nicotine can come in many colors and flavors and can appear attractive to children, leading to accidental poisoning.
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after the Obama administration announced a final deal had been reached in nuclear negotiations with Iran:
Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) proudly cast her vote in favor of House Resolution 6 – the 21st Century Cures Act – a groundbreaking and bipartisan effort to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of life saving and life changing treatments and therapies. The legislation passed the house by a vote of 344 - 77.
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) introduced legislation today awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Merchant Mariners serving during World War II.
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