Thank you to the many Fifth District Hoosiers who have either spoken with me directly or contacted my offices during a difficult week for our country and around the world. We hear you. What happened in Charlottesville was so wrong. We cannot let hate, bigotry, and the violence that happened in Charlottesville happen anywhere else in this country. We must remember what brings us together. My heart goes out to those who were killed or injured in the recent terrorist attack in Barcelona. Terrorism is the worst kind of evil in the world and we must stop it. Thank you for watching "What I'm Hearing."
H.R. 1104, the Veterans To Enhance Studies Through (TEST) Accessibility Act, a bill Congresswoman Brooks introduced earlier this year, was included in H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, a package of 16 bills that will reform and ultimately improve our veteran’s access to GI bill benefits. The Veterans TEST Accessibility Act helps our veterans compete in today’s job market after serving our country. The GI Bill Legislative Package was signed into law by the President August 16, 2017.
U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks made it clear to her Grant County constituents this week that treating opioid addictions and mental health issues in the state were still among her top priorities. During her trip to Grant County Monday, Brooks met one-on-one with constituents at Ivy Tech Community College, talked with members of Family Service Society, Inc. and toured the Flannery-Keal Home for victims of domestic violence in Grant County.
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. It is the companion bill to S.876, introduced by Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Todd Young (R-IN) that passed the Senate in May.
The American Health Care Act passed the House. It will increase competition and choice in the healthcare marketplace, repeal harmful taxes like the medical device tax, eliminate burdensome mandates and the IRS penalty, and put decisions about your healthcare back in your hands. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to put this bill on the President’s desk.
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Carmel, IN – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after President Trump proposed a new Afghanistan strategy:
Carmel, IN – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after President Trump verbally declared the opioid crisis a national emergency:
Carmel, IN – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after the Anderson Fire Department received a grant that will be used to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA):
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) introduced H.R. 3558, the Improve Access to Care for Our Female Veterans Act.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after the Senate’s attempt to rebuild our broken healthcare system:
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The U.S. House voted unanimously Monday evening to approve legislation that would expand the GI Bill for military veterans.
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