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) provided the following statement after voting against H.J Res. 79, Removing the Deadline for the Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment:
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) and Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA02), co-chairs of the Congressional School Safety Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation to improve security and safety measures in schools nationwide.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the below statement following the 2020 State of the Union.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) is pleased to announce Carmel residents, Mike and Lee Corr as her guests to the President’s State of the Union Address.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2153, Keeping Girls in School Act, legislation authored by Congress Members Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) to support the educational empowerment of girls globally.
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Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.-05) joined Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee in introducing H.R.