Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Homeland Security


The primary role of government is to defend our freedoms from those who want to harm us. We must be prepared to protect our freedom as well as prepare for disasters and all hazards, natural disasters and terrorist threats.  I will focus on providing individuals and agencies that protect our country with all the tools necessary to do their jobs efficiently and effectively. It is imperative that we put national security above partisan politics. As a former U.S. Attorney, I served as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Southern District of Indiana, where my top priority was protecting Hoosiers. Every day for six years, I was proud to be part of a remarkable team of federal, state and local law enforcement colleagues and emergency responders working to strengthen homeland security and counter-terrorism measures. In Congress, I will build upon that knowledge and experience to take all the necessary steps to protect our country from future attacks and to keep Americans safe at home and abroad.

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Apr 26, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) met with members of the Syria Civil Defense (SCD), also known as the White Helmets. Mounir Mustafa, deputy head of the SCD, Jehad Mahameed, liaison officer of the SCD, and Manal Abazeed, SCD volunteer, are three of the more than 3,000 volunteers that provide emergency medical assistance to civilians caught in Syria’s civil war. The SCD is a neutral and impartial organization dedicated to serving the people of Syria. Volunteers are unarmed and pledge to help anyone in need, regardless of religion or politics.

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."

Apr 7, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement after the U.S. military strike in Syria:

"The Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against its own people is despicable. The President is right to respond decisively. We can no longer turn our backs on Assad's continued abuse of the Syrian people. He must be removed from power."


Apr 6, 2017 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks spoke yesterday on the House floor at the Statehouse condemning the recent chemical attacks in Syria. She says the U.S. must take action to empower the Syrian people and remove Assad  from power.

"The Assad regime's continued use of chemical weapons on its own people, innocent families and children is despicable," said Brooks. "We can no longer ignore the continued abuse and killing of the Syrian people."

Apr 5, 2017 In The News

U.S. Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) together praised the announcement last week of a $46.5 billion initiative to build a nationwide high-speed wireless network for first responders, a new communications infrastructure designed to improve public safety.

Walden, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Blackburn, the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, joined the Department of Commerce in announcing the public-private partnership between the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet, and AT&T.

Mar 31, 2017 In The News

Although states are making progress in deploying Next-Generation 911 (NG911) technology, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said during a subcommittee hearing on Wednesday that obstacles related to funding, governance and cybersecurity remain.

Mar 30, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This morning, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) joined Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s event announcing a public-private partnership between FirstNet and AT&T to create a nationwide public safety broadband network.

Mar 29, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep.

Mar 16, 2017 In The News

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats was confirmed as the Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday afternoon.

The intelligence position was created in 2004 from fallout from the September 11, 2001 attacks and has become critical in helping prevent another terror attacks.

Coats replaces James Clapper, who retired at the end of the Obama administration.