Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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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.

Oct 18, 2016 News Releases

Carmel, Ind. - Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement in response to new documents released under a Freedom of Information Act request related to the FBI investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server:

Sep 23, 2016 News Releases

Washington, DC – Last night, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) voted in favor of H.R. 5931, the Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act, to make it clear that the Obama Administration violated longstanding U.S.

Sep 22, 2016 News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. —On Thursday, Reps. Todd Young (IN-09), Susan Brooks (IN-05), and Larry Bucshon (IN-08) requested answers from Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson after an Inspector General report found as many as 1,811 individuals with deportation orders may have been erroneously granted citizenship.

Sep 22, 2016 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – In response to a pervasive lack of legal assistance for domestic violence survivors, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today introduced the bipartisan POWER Act, which would help connect victims with legal representation.

Sep 15, 2016 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 5351, a bill introduced by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN02) to prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN05) voted in favor of this legislation and released the following statement:

Sep 13, 2016 News Releases

WASHINGTON  — Reps. Luke Messer (IN-06), Todd Young (IN-09), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Susan Brooks (IN-05), Larry Bucshon (IN-08) and Todd Rokita (IN-04) filed legislation today to assist veterans harmed by the recent closure of  ITT Technical Institute.

Jul 25, 2016 News Releases

Carmel, Ind. - Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement after one Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was shot and other officer was injured in the line of duty: 

Jul 14, 2016 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Following the attacks on a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement:


Jan 18, 2017 In The News
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For the past four years, Republicans endured pointed barbs about how the only woman with a House committee gavel was presiding over the fittingly sexist-sounding “housekeeping committee,” the Hill’s nickname for the panel overseeing the Capitol’s internal operations.

Jan 17, 2017 In The News
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House Republicans might have ditched a plan to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. But the future of Congress’ only outside ethics review board is far from guaranteed.

Jan 17, 2017 In The News
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ANDERSON — Nearly five decades after Martin Luther King Jr. told students in Cleveland, Ohio, to rise up and say “I am somebody,” a group of 5- and 6-year-olds stood in front of a packed house. The 12 children stood in the middle of the Paramount Theatre stage, faced the sea of adults in front of them and one-by-one, each announced their name followed by, “I am somebody.”

Jan 13, 2017 In The News
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MARKLEVILLE — Griffin McCarty has always been a fan of politics.

He’s been to Washington, D.C., twice, the first time being when the now-18-year-old was in the eighth grade. He’s preparing for a third trip to the capital for a special occasion – the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Jan 10, 2017 In The News
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House Energy & Commerce Committee chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has named the new Republican members of the Communications Subcommittee. The committee has jurisdiction over the FCC and communications issues, though it shares some oversight with Judiciary.

Jan 6, 2017 In The News
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House Republicans did something significant this week that didn’t gain much notice in the press: Rep. Diane Black was named interim Budget Committee chair.

Jan 5, 2017 In The News
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U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th District, applauded the removal of proposed reforms to the Office of Congressional Ethics.

The House Republican Conference met Monday night at a closed door meeting and voted 119-74 to approve a package of reforms to the OCE. Following a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday that criticized the approval, the HRC reversed the decision.

Jan 1, 2017 In The News
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INDIANAPOLIS - What will the new year bring, with a new Republican administration and new Congress in Washington?

In the video above, we talk with Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) about several of the big issues Congress will be facing in 2017, including the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Dec 18, 2016 In The News
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Topics from this week's episode of Indianapolis This Week include: The future of the Affordable Care Act, a chat with Susan Brooks and Andre Carson, the legacy of Greg Zoller as attorney general.


Nov 10, 2015 Video
In November 2015, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) was honored by the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana at the 2015 Lt. Governor's Leadership Luncheon with the 'Making the World a Better Place' Award. Other 2015 honorees include Angela Braly, founder and president, the Braly Group; Mari Hulman George, chairman of the board of directors for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, and Hulman & Company; and Jennett Hill, senior vice president and general counsel, Citizens Energy Group.
Nov 4, 2015 Video
Social media is transforming the way we communicate before, during, and after terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other emergencies.
Sep 11, 2015 Video
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) spoke on the House floor in September in opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, stating that it is a deeply flawed deal.