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.
Congratulations to Jackson Manwell, a junior from Madison-Grant High School! Jackson’s drawing, Indiana State Fair Midway, was selected by a team of local professional judges. Indiana State Fair Midway will be displayed in the tunnel connecting all of the House Office Buildings to the United States Capitol, where thousands of visitors pass through every day, for the next year along with the winning entries from each congressional district around the country.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 6395, the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA) in the House of Representatives:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI08) led a group of bipartisan lawmakers in introducing the Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act, which passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously today.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswomen Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY04) introduced H.R. 7441, the Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2020 to ensure the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs collaborate to recruit medical personnel leaving the armed services to work for the Veterans Health Administration.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement after voting against H.R. 7120 the Justice in Policing Act:
Carmel, IN – Last week, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) congratulated the Fifth District winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition, Jackson Manwell, a junior from Madison-Grant High School. Jackson’s drawing, Indiana State Fair Midway, was selected by a team of local professional judges.
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U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Fred Upton (R-MI) on July 15 introduced bipartisan legislation to ramp up and expand America’s Strategic National Stockpile.
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House Republicans have fleshed out their framework for closing the digital divide with more than two dozen broadband bills, including ones speeding cable franchising decisions, zoning decisions, an