Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Education

 

I am committed to ensuring that our children are ready for a career after graduating high school and college.  Unfortunately, after years without accountability, our education system is not doing enough to meet this basic commitment we have to our young people and their parents.  I will work to create an educational system that emphasizes high standards, accountability for results, local control, transparency and parental choice.  Federal funding to the states should be distributed to the states with discretion to spend federal funds on new, creative and accountable programs that will better educate children while controlling the out-of-control cost of education.   

In addition to focusing on traditional students, I know it is critical that our educational system also provide training and education for displaced workers and others seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce.  A trained workforce with skills to match the needs of business means higher employment and a stronger economy.  This is why I’m proud to have worked to pass the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act.  The SKILLS Act reduces wasteful bureaucracy and empowers individuals by streamlining government services to ensure more dollars are actually spent on workforce training.  I will continue to work to improve the job-training programs in place and make sure federal funds are spent truly training Hoosiers for the jobs that exist.

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Mar 20, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and cosponsored by Reps. Mike Coffman (CO-06), Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01).

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.

Dec 1, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep Susan Brooks is well aware of how rare it is to be named a Blue Ribbon school.

So when a school in her congressional district achieves that honor, she likes to help celebrate. Carmel’s West Clay Elementary recently earned the distinction of National Blue Ribbon School for 2016, the first time it has earned the honor.

Nov 14, 2016 In The News

With 2016 being a presidential election year, many issues that will shape America’s future are in front of voters. Bosma Enterprises made participating in May’s primary and November’s upcoming election a little more convenient for employees who are blind or visually impaired. In April, a bipartisan group registered employees who were interested for this year’s elections and came back in May to facilitate them casting their primary votes.

Nov 1, 2016 In The News

On Oct. 25, representatives from education, public safety and Congress attended a school safety roundtable at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers. U.S. Reps. Susan W. Brooks and Luke Messer hosted the event.

Afterward, members of the media were invited for closing remarks and a press conference.

Brooks said one of the biggest topics of discussion were school resource officers.

Oct 28, 2016 In The News

Attacks on our schools, from Columbine to Sandy Hook, have shocked communities, devastated families and exposed serious security gaps. Rather than stand idly by, it is our collective responsibility to secure our schools and prevent these kinds of horrific events that affect the hearts and minds of our young people and sear our national conscience.

Oct 25, 2016 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Two lawmakers from Indiana will talk with school leaders from around the state about ways to make schools safer.

Congresswoman Susan Brooks and Congressman Luke Messer are holding a roundtable talk Tuesday with administrators, superintendents, law enforcement officers, and the State Homeland Security Department.

According to a release, our schools are at greater risk for attack than ever before.

24-Hour News 8 will be at the roundtable talk. Look for coverage Tuesday at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on WISH-TV.

Oct 25, 2016 In The News

Indiana schools and police are looking for ways to make your child's school more secure.

About 30 school and police officials and representatives of private security-technology firms joined U.S. Representatives Luke Messer and Susan Brooks at a security roundtable at Hamilton Southeastern High School to praise Indiana's efforts on school security, and discuss how Washington can help.

Oct 25, 2016 In The News

FISHERS, Ind. -- Keeping your kids safe at school is a vital need, but it comes at a cost that can be difficult for districts to afford.

Leaders from law enforcement agencies, school districts and private companies met for a roundtable discussion on school safety at Hamilton Southeastern Schools on Tuesday.

U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks and Luke Messer, who are both up for re-election, hosted the roundtable.

Oct 24, 2016 News Releases

Attacks on our schools, from Columbine to Sandy Hook, have shocked communities, devastated families and exposed serious security gaps. Rather than stand idly by, it is our collective responsibility to secure our schools and prevent these kinds of horrific events that affect the hearts and minds of our young people and sear our national conscience.