Before the COVID-19 virus evolved into the current global threat, Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN05) worked to ensure global health security, biodefense funding, and speed in decision making and coordination between federal agencies. Our nation’s response efforts to the coronavirus outbreak have shown that collaboration and efforts between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization and our state, local, and territorial public health partners have been vital in making this progress.
The Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPA) reauthorizes federal funding for vaccines, equipment, and research on global diseases. PAHPA ultimately streamlines how hospitals and the CDC respond to terror attacks, natural disasters, and disease outbreaks. It’s meant to improve our immediate essential responses to contain the spread of infection, treat infected individuals, and launch research for necessary vaccines/diagnostics. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN05) is dedicated to ensuring that the United States is prepared to combat biological threats. This bipartisan legislation was signed into law in June 2019.
H.R. 2153, the Keeping Girls in School Act authored by Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Lois Frankel (D-FL21), ensures that the U.S. foreign aid funding to other countries includes a strategy to close the gender gap for adolescent girls and keep them in school at the secondary level. The Keeping Girls in School Act is a critical step forward to ensuring that young women all over the world are provided the opportunities to excel regarding education, livelihood, and the workforce. This bipartisan legislation passed the House in January 2020 and now moves to the Senate.
We are now accepting submissions from 5th District high school students for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition! Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent nationwide, as well as in our congressional district. We are excited to see the impressive talents of young Hoosier minds! For an important update on the 2020 Congressional Art Competition, click below.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswomen Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) and Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) introduced the Prescription for American Drug Independence Act. The legislation requires the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee of experts to analyze the impact of U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswomen Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) and Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA08) introduced H.R. 6516, the Stockpiling for America’s Future Endeavors (SAFE) Act to improve our nation’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
CARMEL, IN – Today Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following changes to the 2020 Congressional Art Competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement after the House passed H.R. 785, the CARES Act in a voice vote:
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U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced legislation that would establish a committee of experts to analyze the impact of U.S.