Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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  • Congress Fights Zika Virus Threat

    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.
  • Looking for solutions to the heroin and opioid epidemic

    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.
  • The power of a question.

    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.
  • Rep. Susan Brooks: U.S. needs incentives, leader to battle Zika, biological weapons

    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.
  • Brooks Votes to Defund and Repeal Obamacare

    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.

Home Page Tabs

May 19, 2016 News Releases

WASHINGTON— Today, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee examined H.R. 3299, a bill introduced by Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) to streamline decision-making procedures and to incentivize investment in vaccines and treatments for dangerous and deadly diseases and pathogens.

May 17, 2016 News Releases

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Tuesday, three members of Indiana’s Congressional delegation were appointed to a special conference committee comprised of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate that will negotiate the final details of comprehensive legislation to curb opioid and heroin abuse.

May 12, 2016 News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the House overwhelmingly passed H.R. 4641, legislation introduced by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), by a vote of 412 - 4.

Apr 28, 2016 News Releases

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.

Apr 15, 2016 News Releases

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.


In The News

Apr 19, 2016 In The News

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

Apr 18, 2016 In The News

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?

Apr 18, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep.


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