H.R. 5717, the Jake Laird Act, is a bipartisan bill named after an Indianapolis, Indiana police officer who was shot and killed in 2004 in the line of duty by a man who struggled with mental illness. This bill provides grants to encourage states to adopt laws, similar to Indiana’s 2005 Jake Laird Law, that enable local law enforcement, with probable cause, to take and retain firearms from individuals who are determined to be an imminent danger to themselves or others.
The opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc on communities across the United States. In 2016, over 64,000 people died from overdose – that is 175 people dying every single day. As a result, poisoning is now the number one cause of injury death, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. 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, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5329, the Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2018, introduced earlier this year by Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05).
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to examine the Reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), legislation Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) is leading in the House of Representatives with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA18).
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act, which authorizes $50 million annually from fiscal year 2019 until fiscal year 2021 for the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
NOBLESVILLE, IN – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) joins the Noblesville community following the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.
To watch Brooks’ video filmed at Noblesville West Middle School after meeting Jason Seaman, click here.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct within the U.S.
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NOBLESVILLE – The May 25 shooting at West Middle School brought a déjà vu feeling to U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks. The ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee she chairs is U.S. Rep.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (Howey Politics) – The May 25 shooting at West Middle School brought a déjà vu feeling to U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks.
NOBLESVILLE – The May 25 shooting at West Middle School brought a déjà vu feeling to U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks.