The opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc on communities across the United States. From 1999 to 2017, more than 702,000 people have died from a drug overdose. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, making it a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Everyone has a role to play in reversing the devastating effects of the opioid crisis and it is especially important that prescribers of opioids receive continued education on the risks associated with addictive medications.
H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, introduced by Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN), Val Demings (D-FL), Doug Collins (R-GA), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Dave Reichert (R-WA), has been signed into law. This bipartisan bill helps agencies create and 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).
The President signed into law a game-changing, bipartisan bill that prioritizes the safety and well-being of our nation’s athletes. We must ensure our youth are safe when they go to the gym, take the ice or run onto the fields to practice their sport. I'm proud this bill has been signed into law for all of our past, present and future athletes who dedicate hours of training to perfect their sport or dream of the Olympic stage.
The President signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. This is a win for people who need tax relief the most: middle-income families. By doubling the standard deduction, increasing the Child Tax credit, lowering the threshold for the medical expense deduction, continuing graduate student tuition exemptions and reducing the tax burden on all taxpayers, Hoosiers in the Fifth District will take home more of the money they work so hard to earn.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) joined over 90 colleagues to introduce legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara’s military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Northern Syria.
Carmel, IN – Today, Representatives Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced the Pell Plus Act of 2019, new legislation to promote college completion by establishing partnerships between colleges and universities to provide a Pell Grant bonus to low-income students in their third and fourth years on a path to on-time graduation.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the below statement following the Administration’s announcement of an executive order to modernize influenza vaccines:
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R.550, Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, a bill Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) co-sponsors and previously introduced.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswomen Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA01) introduced bipartisan legislation to help college students save money on textbooks by encouraging the use of low-cost or free digital course materials in higher education. The bill was introduced with Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA).
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Eastbrook High School was recently named the best school in the Marion Metro Area for 2019 by U.S. News and World Report.
ANDERSON — Rep. Susan Brooks voted with the majority to pass a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to condemn the removal of American troops from Syria.