Our nation needs common sense healthcare reforms to lower healthcare costs, expand access and improve the quality of care. We must ensure that the quality of American health care received by our patients remains the best in the world. Doctors, not Washington bureaucrats, should make decisions about your health. Market-based solutions serve our families' freedom to choose their best healthcare option at an affordable price. I will continue working to restore common sense to the debate over this exceedingly important issue.
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Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN), Val Demings (D-FL), Doug Collins (R-GA), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, which would help agencies create or improve mental health services for law enforcement officers.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) participated in a President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis listening session for Members of Congress led by Governor Chris Christie at the White House. Brooks released the following statement after the meeting:
INDIANAPOLIS – A federal agency has awarded Indiana nearly $11 million to fight the state's opioid abuse crisis.
The state's funding from the Health and Human Services is among $485 million the agency recently awarded to all 50 states and several U.S. territories.
Those grants were awarded based in part on overdose death rates. The funding will support an array of prevention, treatment and recovery services for people that are addicted to opioids.
CARMEL, Ind. – Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced that HHS will soon provide $485 million in grants to help states and territories address the heroin and opioid abuse crisis. Indiana will receive $10.9 million.
The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services and funded by the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which includes $1 billion over the next two years to help combat opioid abuse and heroin use.
Vice President Pence is in the thick of Republican discussions about another try at repealing the federal health care law.
Republicans appeared to throw in the towel after being forced to pull their first attempt at a health care bill from the floor last month. But Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks says Pence has been acting as a mediator to try to iron out differences to organize a second try.
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."
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) joined a group of her Congressional colleagues for a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other partners to discuss efforts to continue to address the heroin and opioid abuse crisis in this country. Brooks released the following statement after the meeting:
President Trump will meet with Republican lawmakers on Thursday to discuss legislative action that can be taken to combat the nation's opioid crisis.
The meeting comes less than 24 hours after the White House unveiled a new commission on drug abuse prevention that will be led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Trump met with several recovering addicts and drug awareness advocates on Wednesday in what he said was the first of several roundtables he plans to host on the issue.