Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Defense and Veterans

We must ensure the security and prosperity of our nation by maintaining and strengthening our current strategic alliances and building new ones that reflect American interests and values. In Congress, I am committed to stopping Iran’s nuclear proliferation and fulfilling our constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense” of America. 

I understand that a world without U.S. leadership will be a more chaotic place, a place where we have less influence, and a place where our citizens face more dangers and fewer opportunities. I believe in a strong military that has the ability to expand our influence abroad and our security at home. At the same time, it is important to protect, compensate, and care for those young men and women who bravely defend our freedoms.

I will also work to improve the circumstances facing our veterans with more efficient systems and resources for their growing population. Indiana is home to over a half million veterans, and my district is home to the Marion VA Medical Center. We owe it to them to ensure that these Americans who have selflessly served to protect us, their families, and their survivors receive the care, benefits, and services they’ve earned.

More on Defense and Veterans

Apr 17, 2017 In The News

ANDERSON – Events last week indicate that President Donald Trump is sending a strong message to ISIS and North Korea about terrorism, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks said.

Brooks, R-5th District, was in Anderson on Monday to tour the Purdue Polytechnic Institute during Congress' April recess.

Apr 16, 2017 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS - In a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) discusses the situation in Syria, and the President's apparent reversal in recent days on a wide range of foreign policy issues.

“I think we have stood on the sidelines far too long,” said Rep. Brooks. “I’m pleased to see the U.S. act under the leadership of President Trump."

Mar 10, 2017 In The News

Over the last three years, the women of the Republican Main Street Partnership have traveled the country to have frank discussions about politics and policy with our female constituents. We established the Women2Women Conversations Tour to let women know that, contrary to what they may hear in the media, our political system is not broken or out-of-touch.  These discussions reminded us that all issues are women’s issues.  Recognizing and promoting this fact will result in real change for women and their families.

Feb 16, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN05) introduced H.R. 1104, the Veterans To Enhance Studies Through (TEST) Accessibility Act. After completing their service, veterans are eligible for a limited number of months of GI Bill benefits, which reimburse them for educational expenses incurred. Current law requires veterans to use a full month of their GI Bill eligibility to be reimbursed for licensing, certification and national tests.

Dec 5, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2992, the Merchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2016, a bill introduced by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA). This legislation will present the highest civilian award Congress can bestow to the Merchant Mariners who acted heroically to transport troops and provide critical supplies of war to U.S. troops by sea during World War II.

Nov 30, 2016 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 2992, the Merchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2016, a bill introduced by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA44). This legislation will present the highest civilian award Congress can bestow to the Merchant Mariners who acted heroically to transport troops and provide critical supplies of war to U.S. troops by sea during World War II.

Nov 30, 2016 In The News

The decades-long effort to recognize and honor the U.S. Merchant Marines of WWII took another step forward Wednesday when the House passed a bipartisan measure to award the seamen a Congressional Gold Medal.  

The medal, along with the Presidential Medal of Honor, is the highest civilian award in the country.

More than 200,000 Merchant Mariners played essential and perilous roles in winning the war -- ferrying American troops and supplies into Atlantic and Pacific theater battle zones.

Nov 15, 2016 In The News

The Noblesville High School junior class hosted area veterans, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks, Senator Luke Kenley and Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear Nov. 7 at its annual Veteran's Day program. The program included musical performances by NHS's band and choirs, as well as remarks by Brooks, Kenley, WWII veteran Arthur Thornbury and members of the junior class. Pictured, Kenley, Brooks, Ditslear and junior class president Salil Gupta stand for the national anthem. (Submitted photos)

Nov 9, 2016 In The News

The Noblesville High School junior class hosted area veterans, Congresswoman Susan Brooks, State Sen. Luke Kenley and Mayor John Ditslear at their annual Veteran's Day program. (Pictured) Ditslear and Noblesville Schools Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer greet U.S. Navy veteran Don Roberts as he arrives for the program. Roberts served in the Navy 1960-62, on the Aircraft Carrier Essex. The event included musical performances by Noblesville High School's band and choirs, as well as remarks by Brooks, Kenley, WWII veteran Arthur Thornbury and members of the junior class.

Oct 29, 2016 In The News

Noblesville High School has scheduled a Veteran's Day event for 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 2016, in the high school auditorium and is inviting local veterans to attend.

Superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, Mayor John Ditslear, Senator Luke Kenly and Congresswoman Susan Brooks are expected to be in attendance.

In addition to honoring veterans, the event is designed to teach high school students about the importance of Veteran's Day. The program will last approximately an hour and will be followed by a reception in the cafeteria.