Congresswoman Brooks and Chairman Pai discuss NG911 with local public safety community leaders at the Hamilton County 911 Communications Center in Noblesville. Indiana is ahead of the curve when it comes to public safety. For example, in all 92 counties in the state, Hoosiers can text 911 to receive the help they need. I am proud of the hard work from public safety leaders in the Fifth District who are dedicated to ensuring safety in our communities
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that Indiana will receive nearly $5 million in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis. Specifically, the state will receive $3.6 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for health centers across the state to tackle mental health issues. In addition, Indiana will receive $1.7 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.
On this week's episode of "What I'm Hearing," I discuss recent conversations I've been involved with on DACA. Thank you for the many phone calls, emails, and social media posts since the President called on Congress to act to help these young people. I am committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to find a compassionate resolution that will not punish children for the actions of their parents. Thanks for watching.
H.R. 1104, the Veterans To Enhance Studies Through (TEST) Accessibility Act, a bill Congresswoman Brooks introduced earlier this year, was included in the #ForeverGIBill, 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 #ForeverGIBill was signed into law by the President August 16, 2017.
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.
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Carmel, IN – Today, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) welcomed Vice President Mike Pence back to Anderson in Indiana’s Fifth District to address Hoosiers at Flagship Center East at Purdue Polytechnic regarding federal tax reform. Congresswoman Brooks issued the below statement following the Vice President’s remarks:
Carmel, IN – Today, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai toured Hamilton County’s state-of-the-art 911 Communications Center and held a roundtable discussion with local public safety leaders to discuss the path forward for Next Generation 911 (NG911) capabilities.
Carmel, IN – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that Indiana will receive nearly $5 million in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis. Specifically, the state will receive $3.6 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for health centers across the state to tackle mental health issues.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI12), introduced H.Res. 521, a resolution in support of facilitating the deployment of fifth generation (5G) mobile networks to communities throughout the country. In our increasingly mobile and interconnected world, 5G technologies will change the way people communicate and work.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and 14 of her House colleagues met with President Donald Trump to discuss tax reform. Brooks released the following statement after the meeting:
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INDIANA – It’s a life or death problem.
Lately, it’s gotten worse.
Indiana, not spared by a nationwide opioid crisis, will receive nearly $5 million in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to tackle opioid abuse, U.S. Rep.
INDIANA -- Soon, calling and texting won’t be your only ways Hoosiers get information to dispatchers during an emergency.